Extruded Plastic Color Measurement

Vinyl siding, window frames, plastic films and sheet, weather stripping, fence, deck railing, wire insulation, and pipe and tubing are all examples of extruded plastic products, a high volume manufacturing process in which raw plastic material is melted and formed into a continuous profile. HunterLab has been supplying the plastics industry with quality color measurement systems for over 60 years and specializes in helping the world’s plastics producers consistently manage the color of their products to meet the quality standards of their demanding customers.

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Plastics production demands tight tolerances and efficient use of materials. Maintaining a high level of color quality control is a challenge that can often lead to material waste, line shutdown, extensive operator involvement, and product scrap and reworks. HunterLab understands these challenges and provides a complete line of products for laboratory and on-line color monitoring and control designed to improve efficiencies and reduce waste.

Many HunterLab spectrophotometers have the versatility to accommodate most applications of color measurement, however, based on 60+ years of experience and a thorough understanding of our customers’ needs and product use, these particular instruments are most suited for this industry application:



ColorFlex EZ (45°/0° Geometry, Reflectance, 400-700 nm)
40% of our customers prefer this instrument because of its compact design and integrated display, so does not require a PC and external software.

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SpectraTrend HT – Compact Online Spectrophotometer
HunterLab’s next generation SpectraTrend HT spectrophotometer takes color quality control to its highest level with 0/30 design for ultimate precision.

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