Edible Oils and Fats

Colour measurement in the oils and fats industry is an essential part of the refining process.  It is a means of assessing when the desired colour has been reached and when the refining can be halted. This ability to regularly monitor the colour during processing cuts down the waste of refining materials and also helps to maintain colour consistancy of the end product.

We Wrote the Book on Edible Oil Colour Measurement
Lovibond® have been measuring colour in oil for longer than any other company. As such we have developed systems for visual and automatic colour measurement which work reliably for existing standards. We have complied a book of methods that includes step by step instructions.
Need Help? Put us to the test.
If you would like some help with a colour matching issue right now, send us a sample of your product or ingredient and we can help you to decide the best method of measurement and colour scale to use. We can also provide some advice on colour tolerances. Just click below and tell us what you need.
Confused by Colour Measurement?
Visual or automatic? Standard Illuminant D65 or D50? Two degree or ten degree standard observer?, CIE L*a*b* or CIE L*c*h*? Metamerism? Often what we want to know is simple simply “how can I ensure my colour matches consistently?” So we have put together some free short courses to help you to navigate the path to simple colour management and control. If you would like to take a course just click below and create a free account in our Learning Portal (you can use your social media account if you like), your courses will be available immediately.
A Distinguished History in Food and Drink
Lovibond® has its origins in the brewing industry and we have been measuring colour since 1880. Joseph Lovibond was the first person in the world to develop a practical colorimeter to ensure the high quality of his beer. He was the originator of the Lovibond® scale. We still use the scale as our company logo today. Still a family owned business but now global, at Lovibond® we value our heritage.