Synthetic and natural polymers play an essential role in everyday life. Natural polymeric materials include shellac, amber, wool, silk and natural rubber, while the list of synthetic polymers includes synthetic rubber, phenol formaldehyde resin, neoprene, nylon, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyacrylonitrile, PVB, silicone, and many more. Polymers can be transparent to translucent, and are preferably measured using a transmittance instrument. However if you also measure opaque samples, you may prefer to select an instrument that measures in both transmittance and reflectance mode.
Many HunterLab spectrophotometers are versatile enough to accommodate most applications of color measurement. However, based on 60+ years of experience and a thorough understanding of our customers' needs and product use, these particular instruments are most suited for this industries application:
If you are unsure which instrument type is right for your samples, please call or email HunterLab technical support and we will be happy to assist you in making the proper instrument selection.
AN 1001.01 APHA
Measuring the Water Whiteness of Liquids Using the APHA Index.AN 1002.01 Standard Observer
CIE Standard Observers and calculation of CIE X, Y, Z color values.AN 1003.01 Small Samples
Color Measurement on Very Small SamplesAN 1004.01 Gardner Index
Measuring Degrees of Yellowness with Gardner Index.AN 1005 HunterLab vs CIE Lab
Measuring Color using Hunter L, a, b vs CIE 1976 L*a*b*.AN 1013 Averaging
Averaging in Color Measurement.AN 1018 Hitch Stdz
Using Hitch Standardization on a Series of Color Measuring Instruments.AN 1030 Hot Liquid Samples
The transmission color measurement of the hot liquid sampleAN 1031 Identification of Measurement Parameters
Identification of Measurement Parameters.AN 1033 Color versus Appearance
Understanding the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance.HunterLab Solution Matrix
Geometry, Measurement Modes, and Indices.MM 5008 Measuring Opaque Liquids with ColorQuest XE
Measurement method for opaque liquids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS.MM 5033 Measuring Opaque Liquids with UltraScan VIS
Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.MM 5058 Measuring Opaque Liquids with UltraScan PRO
Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.