“Carbon black, also called charcoal black lamp black, pigment black, soot or black carbon, is a fine particle carbon pigment obtained as soot from the incomplete combustion of many different types of organic materials, such as natural gas, or oil. Carbon black is usually a fine, soft, black powder. It is very stable and unaffected […]
Contrast Ratio Opacity measurement quantifies how opaque a sheet sample using two readings. One reading is taken with the black glass or light trap backing the sample at the port. The second reading is taken with the sample backed by a white tile or the white sample clamp insert. EasyMatch QC will prompt you for […]
Both “hydro” coming from Greek origins for water and “hygro” coming from the Greek “hygrós” for wet or moist, tend to be used in two terms for the same optical phenomena.
In the two glass window panes above you can probably notice a difference in the transmission color between the two. The one on the left appears greener while the one on the right appears bluer. There is another difference; the two samples have a difference in reflectance as well. The sample on the left has […]
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When used with industrial and commercial products, there is more than one definition of “opacity” as an optical property.