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Solvent Color Measurement

From glycol acids to aromatic solvents and chlorinated paraffin, liquid chemicals can be opaque, translucent or transparent, and so require different measurement instrumentation and techniques for successful color measurement. HunterLab offers the right solution, from instrument and software to sample handling fixtures, to ensure consistent and accurate color measurements for every sample, every time.


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    Common organic solvents include tetrachloroethylene used in dry cleaning, toluene and turpentine used as paint thinners, acetone, methyl and ethyl acetate used in nail polish removers, hexane and petrol ether used in spot removers and ethanol used in perfumes to name a few.

     

    Most solvents are transparent in nature and so require transmittance measurements. However if you also measure translucent or opaque samples, you might prefer an instrument that measures in both transmittance and reflectance mode.

  • Most HunterLab spectrophotometers have the versatility 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 industry 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.