Corn Syrups, Sugar, Honey, Maple Syrups, all have their own challenges when it comes to consistency in colour. They also have their own methods of colour assessment and communication. Some even have their own specific colour scales. Honey is measured in Pfund values and the US Dept of Agriculture (USDA) has their own descriptions based upon these. Maple syrup producers may use one of three different scales. Sugar may be measured using an ICUMSA score. Whatever the sample, Lovibond® colour measuring devices have been designed to make colour consistency easier to manage.
There is considerable variability in samples types can be a challenge as sample characteristics can change during processing. Choosing the correct color scales, wavelengths and sample management is easier when partnered with an expert. Our equipment enables you to manage color in liquids, powders, gels and granules. If you would like to see how, just ask us for a demonstration.
Using a Lovibond® color measurement system means that you can communicate and control color quality consistently throughout your supply chain.
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 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.