Detergent Swatch/ Staining Measurement

With the market for detergents being in excess of $65 billion yearly and having virtually limitless growth potential, it is a very competitive market worldwide. Performance and appearance consistency both are highly prized by the consumer, as well as the manufacturers, both large and small.

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Performance testing of detergent is typically done on a cotton swatch or other textile sample, which is stained with any number of substances from grass to coffee and tea, put through a wash cycle, and then measured to determine the cleaning power of the detergent.  The preferred measurement technique for this application is to use a directional reflectance instrument, preferably diffuse d/8 ° geometry, which allows both specular included and specular excluded measurements.

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.




NEW Aeros Smart noncontact spectrophotometer provides the unique ability to easily and accurately measure inconsistent, heavily textured, non-uniform samples.

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UltraScan VIS (Diffuse d/8° sphere Geometry, Reflectance, and Transmittance, 360-780 nm)

30% of our customers select this instrument for its extended wavelength measurement and its ability to measure both reflected and transmitted color of samples that are transparent to opaque.

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NEW Vista spectrophotometer with the unique ability to capture both visible range transmission color and haze with a single measurement is a replacement for ColorQuest XT.

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