Measure the Gloss Value of Printed Films with a Gloss Meter

Reviewed by Anurag Mishra (Sr. Technical Consultant)

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Blown Film is a manufacturing technique for producing plastic sheets and tubes in the form of films. These sheets or tubes can be totally cylindrical or have other objects put into them to create useful items such as shopping bags, trash bags, or cling wrap. Thus, testing the glossiness of the surface of these plastic films will be an important part of the quality control process. We at Testronix have come up with one of the amazing testing instruments known as a gloss meter. This digital gloss meter will be helpful in measuring the gloss level of the surface of a material. You can easily obtain the glossiness of the surface with multiple degrees of angles. Here in this blog, we are going to provide you with information about blown films and how the Testronix gloss meter is useful to test the glossiness of the surface of these blown films.

Introduction about blown films and how to gloss meter helps to measure glossiness of these films

Gloss is a key optical property related to the surface of plastics, particularly in sectors such as automotive, packaging films, and so on. The gloss of a polymer surface is defined as its ability to reflect light in a certain direction. Blown film production is ideal for creating goods with consistent qualities over their length and width. These films may vary in composition and thus it is important to measure the standard of an incident of the reflected light. This intensity of reflected light will be measured at different angles with the help of the Testronix gloss meterWe are considered to be one of the leading gloss meter manufacturers in India and provide you best and most advanced features embedded in our lab testing equipment.

This gloss measuring testing equipment has been designed with numerous geometrical angles to fulfill the testing need of a vast number of customers. It has been made to determine the quantity of light reflected from a given surface and to measure the gloss of that surface. It has been made using industrial standards like ASTM D2457, ASTM D523, ISO2813, GB/T 9754.

This gloss measuring device has a large touchscreen display that can be utilized for both operating and monitoring test results. The test data will be a software-based program's output. Its standardized triple angle approach, which includes measurements at 20 degrees, 60 degrees, and 85 degrees, allows for reproducible and trustworthy results.

Below we have listed the features and technical specifications of this lab testing equipment.

Features of Testronix gloss meter-triangle

The Testronix gloss meter is one of the quality testing equipment that measures the brightness and whiteness of various products like white sugar and many more. From textile to plastic films and paint coatings, the Testronix gloss meter will easily test the shine, appearance, and quality of products manufactured. Below we have listed the features you will get with the Testronix gloss meter.

  • Measurements of the device are done on the basis of the standards JJG696. The standard fulfills the working requirement of the Gloss Meter.
  • The chromaticity of the instrument is correspondent to the CIE 1931(2°) which is done under CIEC light source.
  • Some Standard Accessories are also delivered with the device which makes the working of the instrument easily. The accessories are: Power Adapter, User Manual, USB cable, Calibration Plate, and software CD (except basic model) The Device with different geometry degree measurements is also available on customer’s demand.
  • You will get accurate testing results for measuring the glossiness of the surface.

Technical Specifications of Testronix gloss meter

  • It measures a 5x36 mm area of the sample from an 85-degree angle, 9x15mm area at a 60-degree angle, and 10x10mm area from a 20-degree angle.
  • This testing instrument offers a division value of 0.1 GU.
  • It provides a measuring range of 0~1000GU from 20 degrees, 0~1000GU from 60 degrees, 0~160GU from 85 degrees.
  • This testing instrument offers different measurement units i.e.

- Range: – 100-1000GU, 10-100GU, 0-10GU.

- Reproducibility : – ± 0.5%GU, ± 0.5GU, ± 0.2GU

- Repeatability : – ± 0.2%GU, ± 0.2GU, ± 0.1GU

With these technical specifications, it will be easy for you to conduct the gloss level measurement test of the products at different angles. Besides measuring the gloss levels of blown films, this testing instrument also measures the glossiness of automotive parts.

If you want to know the gloss meter price or want to conduct an online demo of this lab testing equipment then you can give us a call at +91 9313140140 or email us at Our team of technical experts will assist you with all your queries.

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