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The Food Industry has a long history of measuring the colour of their products. The reasons for doing this are as varied as the industry itself but the main criterion is standardisation. Controlling the colour of materials enables the food producer to reject any that is substandard before offloading, during processing and prior to shipment. This guarantees that the final colour satisfies the consumers' expectations.
Are they the same or are they different? And if different by how much? Visual color perception can be extremely subjective. Our equipment will tell you in seconds, our training courses will help you to develop rigorous colour tolerances which take any guesswork out of color assessment. If you would like to see for yourself just how easy it is, we can come along and show you.
Transmitted color or reflected color measurement to dozens of standard color scales, our products cover a wide range of sample types. Edible oils, beers, malts, caramels, solids, powders, opaque or clear liquids. For more information, download our Food and Beverage brochure here, which also contains all the product specific data sheets you will need.
If you would like some help with a color 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 color scale to use. We can also provide some advice on color tolerances. Just click below and tell us what you need.
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 color matches consistently?” So we have put together some free short courses to help you to navigate the path to simple color 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.
Lovibond® has its origins in the brewing industry and we have been measuring color 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.
The Lovibond® TR series of hand-held spectrophotometers make accurate color measurement on solid surfaces easy. The TRA series enables the testing of non-solids like gels, pastes and powders.
The Lovibond® LC100 hand-held colorimeter provides fast and easy measurement of reflected color on solid surfaces. The SV100 accessory enables testing of non-solids like gels, pastes and powders.
Fast, temperature stable, objective measurement of color in edible oils. The Lovibond® Model Fx covers the important edible oil colour scales as well as beta-carotene and chlorophyll.
The Lovibond® PFXi range of spectrocolorimeters provides measurement of transmitted color for the widest range of samples and color scales.