A gloss meter is widely used to measure gloss units on painted, coated and shiny surfaces typically from 20-degree, 60-degree and 85-degree reflective angles. A versatile tool, the gloss meter can be used on smooth, treated or untreated surfaces such as stone, wood, laminates and floors.

Listed here are Five Benefits of Using a Gloss Meter:

  1. Monitoring Food Packaging Gloss Levels

Gloss adds to the perceived value of a product. So it has as much psychological impact on a consumer as its color. However, when it comes to food packaging, gloss does more than just maximizing customer appeal.

It plays a vital role in ensuring consumer food safety. For instance, if the gloss level of an ultraviolet varnish drops during the production of food product packaging, there could be major problems.

Poorly cured inks, paints and coatings can rub and chip off or flake off from the package, contaminating the food within. However, by monitoring food packaging gloss levels during production, using a gloss meter, problems such as these can be detected early. Thus, by using a gloss meter, the manufacturer can easily avoid the cost of recoating or recalling and much trouble can be avoided.

 

  1. Quick & Easy Way of Evaluation

In addition to packaging, a gloss meter has various other practical applications. It can be used on manufactured materials, components and the products themselves. By using a gloss meter or a gloss tester, manufacturers and quality control professionals are equipped with a quick and easy way to evaluate the surface characteristics of their products.

 

  1. Consistency within Batch 

A gloss tester or gloss meter is especially handy for manufacturers who produce products with a large lot size. When the batch size is big, it is essential to use a gloss meter to verify that the colors and gloss are the same on every single product. It is highly important that consistency is maintained. This can be ensured through usage of a gloss meter.

 

  1. Quick Identification of Variables

A number of factors, such as coating amount and type, polishing smoothness, and substrate quality, can affect the quality of gloss. By using a gloss meter and employing good quality control practices, manufacturers can ensure that these variables don’t negatively impact the customers’ perception of their product.

 

  1. Accuracy and Reliability (Digital Gloss Meter) 

Using a professional gloss meter such as Testronix Digital Gloss Meter, gloss variation can be assessed quickly, easily and accurately. This makes digital gloss testers especially handy for checking gloss levels on the production floor or even in the field. The digital model is more accurate, reliable and gives repeatable results.

Manufacturing and quality control professionals globally, rely on Testronix Digital Gloss Meters to evaluate the standards and safety of their products. Each gloss meter offered by Testronix is compact, user friendly and designed to take gloss measurements on the spot.