HunterLab products provide measurement support in two key areas:
1.) Performance measure. To evaluate the cleaning power of a detergent, typically soiled samples are measured for reflectance color, washed in detergent, then measured again.
2.) The difference in color reflectance is related to the cleaning power. Measuring the color of the detergent itself. Both liquid and powder detergents are measured as a part of the quality assurance process.
HunterLab has been supplying the detergent industry with quality color measurement systems for nearly 60 years. Our experience in this industry started with Procter & Gamble, still one of our highly valued customers. Other detergent customers include Sun Products, Church & Dwight, Reckitt Benckiser, Henkel, Clorox, among many others.
We have a number of products popular for use in this market. Many customers prefer the UltraScan PRO or UltraScan VIS, for their unmatched ability to measure both liquid and powder samples, especially with UV and fluorescent optical brighteners. If your product does not contain these brighteners, then the robust ColorQuest XE will be a very suitable instrument. For measuring only for cleaning power, the LabScan XE is a very popular choice, because of its large 50 mm sample viewing diameter. For portability, look at the MiniScan EZ.
Let HunterLab's experience be an asset for you. We offer worldwide application and service support, as well as educational programs to enhance the knowledge of your staff. Let us partner with you in improving your detergent products.
Many HunterLab spectrophotometers are versatile enough to accommodate most applications of color measurement. However, based on our 60 + years of experience and our customers' uses, 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.
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 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 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.