Plastics

Keeping within the colour specification in the plastics industry is essential, as colour quality and consistency plays a critical part in quality evaluation. Defining the colour of your product and ensuring colour accuracy every time is critical to long-term success. Reliable and repeatable colour test results are the key to ensuring final product quality, and also to minimise production costs. Speed of analysis can also be vital for efficient process control. Simplicity of operation helps to reduce error, and increase productivity.

Colour, Gloss, Appearance
The same colour can look very different under different circumstances. Different lighting can make surface colour appear differently, the roughness of the surface can impact the gloss effect so that using precisely the same masterbatch or surface coating can yield different results. We can help you take the guesswork out of colour assessment. Our spectrophotometers and gloss meters provide a standard measurement under standard illumination and viewing angle. If you would like to see how, just click here for a demonstration.
Accurate, Rapid, Repeatable, Reliable
Using a Lovibond® colour measurement system means that you can communicate and control colour quality consistently throughout your supply chain.
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.