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Appearance is the common situation where surface influences meet visual differences in perception of gloss and color. The impact of different gloss levels does have a great influence on a product as well on its color. The surface quality of a coated surface is often assessed by measuring gloss.

Gloss Meters – Sologloss & Polygloss

  • Which Glossmeter suits which application?

The TQC Sheen Glossmeter comes in two models. The Sologloss glossmeter measures 60° and the Polygloss glossmeter 20°/60°/85°. The 60º measuring angle can be used for any surface, from matte to glossy. For better gloss measurements on high gloss surfaces the 20° angle is available, while for low gloss surfaces the 85° angle suits best.
Ideal Finish Analysis Software is included to analyze the gloss measurement results. This software provides the user the power to do all analysis of interest. Trend, Gaus and many other statistical evaluations are possible.

  • Precision-engineering

    • In order to get the best stability the TQC Gloss meter’s unique double hybrid frame system has been engineered with the highest precision. Carefully controlling the interior of the light patch helps to give the TQC Gloss meter robust and stable structure. The TQC Sheen Gloss meter is a solid well-engineered Dutch product.

  • Quality guaranteed

    • To assess the quality of the Glossmeter TQC Sheen took thousands of readings on certified substrates to test stability, reliability and durability. With or without shock testing the Glossmeter proved to have the ultimate level of performance.

  • Features:
    • Memory for 2000 gloss readings (max 8 batches)
    • Adjustable gloss limits with visual and acoustic alarm
    • LCD colourdisplay with wide viewing angle
    • Menu-driven interface
    • Stable LED-light source
    • USB-C port for quick data transfer to PC
    • Calibration gloss standard integrated in protective holder

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Opac Opacity Reflectometer (310)

  • Standards: ASTM E97, BS 3900-D4, ISO 2814, ISO 6504-1

  • An easy to use hand-held reflectometer for measurement of the opacity, or luminous reflectance, of a grey scale. Suitable for the evaluation of a coatings’ hiding power, or simple shade sorting tasks of metallised films, anodized aluminium or ceramics.

  • The Opac Opacity Reflectometer (310) measures the diffusely reflected light from the test surface. The controlled conditions of illumination and angle of illumination allow surfaces to be characterised according to their lightness or darkness. A completely black surface will read a (zero), whilst a perfect white will be 100 units, recognised in colour measurement scale as the ‘Y’ value.

  • The Opac Opacity Reflectometer (310) can be used for comparison of contrast ratios (hiding power) of paints. The procedure involves applying the test sample onto black and white card or onto polyester sheets which is then placed over black and white glass plates.

Readings are taken on the coating over the black portion followed by a reading taken over the white portion.


Tri-Glossmaster 20/60/85°

Portable precision Glossmaster TRI 20/60/85° for production and laboratory. Suitable for paint and coatings, plastics, automotive parts etc.

The Tri-Glossmaster has been designed with the user in mind.
With three angles and a new high-resolution colour display in one robust, lightweight, portable package the Tri-Glossmaster easily tackles most gloss measurement applications.
• Simple to operate – selection of operating parameters controlled by an in-built scroll wheel
• High-resolution colour display
• Intelligent auto diagnosis indicates when calibration is required and condition of the standard
• Easy to calibrate – at the press of a button the instrument is calibrated and ready for use
• Lightweight and portable
• Expanded measurement range now to 2000 Gloss Units allowing measurement of mirror gloss as standard
• Software – powerful downloadable smart-chart software gives you professional QC reports.

Three angles in one instrument; easy to calibrate – easy to use
With the versatility of three geometries the Tri-Glossmaster allows any quality variations to be recognised quickly and effectively. All measurements are made at the same location on the sample no matter which measurement geometry or geometries are selected. The results are displayed instantly – including Difference, Pass / Fail and Statistics. Samples can be measured separately at each angle or at 2 or 3 angles simultaneously and effectively processed using the powerful built-in software.

Colorbox – Illuminated Assessment Cabinets

Illumination test cabinet / for color assessmentStandards: ASTM D1729, ISO 3664Multi-Source Viewing System for the Inspection and Colour Matching of Inks, Paints, Plastics, Cosmetics, Textiles, Knitwear, Leather, Food, Paper, Colorants, and other coloured materials.

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  • TQC Colorboxes offer a extensive range of illumination conditions for any visual inspection. The multiple selectable light sources allow assessment of gloss, structure, damages and metamerism. The Colorboxes are available in 60 and 120 cm width. All are supplied with removable viewing table and runtime counter. Both interior and exterior are finished to the highest quality standard. The ability to switch between light sources without flickering makes the cabinet extremely stable. TQC Colorboxes are equipped with a 110V / 220V switch.

  • Features
    • Lamp timer to track aging of each individual Light Source and total operating hours of the ColorBox.
    • Standard supplied with five different light sources
    • Several light sources may be activated at the same time
    • UV-light to detect and observe optical brighteners, whitening agents or fluorescent pigments.
    • Standard supplied with 45° tilted table in Munsell N5,5 Gray.
    • Meets ISO 3664 and ASTM D1729

  • Specifications VF0600
    Light sources
    • Artificial Daylight D65 Fluorescent (ISO 3668) 2 X 18W 6500K
    • Department store light TL84 Fluorescent 2 X 18W 4000K
    • Home Light Incandescent A 4 X 40W 2700K
    • Ultraviolet Light 1 X 18W 365nm
    • Artificial Daylight D5000 Fluorescent (ISO 3664) 2 X 18W 5000K

  • Specifications VF1200
    Light sources
    • Artificial Daylight D65 Fluorescent (ISO 3668) 2 X 36W 6500K
    • Department store light TL84 Fluorescent 2 X 36W 4000K
    • Home Light Incandescent A 8 X 40W 2700K
    • Ultraviolet Light 1 X 36W 365nm
    • Artificial Daylight D5000 Fluorescent (ISO 3664) 2 X 36W 5000K

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Color Matching Lights

    Strongest detailing work light on the market at all, providing up to 5000 lumen.

  • Our novel D-MATCH 2 is a part of a completely new concept of specialized work light solutions designed for the detailing and paint industry.
    The powerful illumination of the D-MATCH 2 makes it ideal for inspection of larger surfaces and to illuminate a specific working area in the workshop. With the new light dimmer function it is possible to adjust the light into five different levels, 500-5000 lumen.

  • The lamp is supplied with a solvent resistant glass lens. The body is made of diecast aluminium, which makes it extremely sturdy and shockproof to endure even heavy strokes and shocks. At the same time it is dust and waterproof, IP67.

  • With the new integrated carrying handle, it is convenient to hand carry the lamp. The flexible stand can be used as a hanger and to position the lamp in the desired lighting angle. The stand is designed for direct mounting on the SCANGRIP TRIPOD and WHEEL STAND.

  • The new detailing range features a 2 COLOUR LIGHT function, providing you with the option to choose between 2 different colour temperatures depending on the type of job at hand:
    The WARM LIGHT (4500K) option is especially useful for bright surfaces
    The COLD LIGHT (6500K) option is ideal for dark coloured surfaces

TQC Color Boxes are made of strong MDF material which is painted on the inside in neutral matt Munsell N5,5 Gray. Both models incorporate interlocked membrane switches with electronic ballasts for a flicker free “Instant On”.



  • Powerful and rechargeable work light for detailing providing up to 2500 lumen.
    The next generation MULTIMATCH 2 is a part of a completely new concept of specialized work light solutions designed for the detailing and paint industry.

  • MULTIMATCH 2 is ideal for inspection of large surfaces during polishing, painting and cleaning operations as well as for colour match. Designed with our DUAL SYSTEM, the work light can be used both with a cable connection and with battery without cable connection, depending on the work task at hand. This gives you ultimate flexibility and unlimited application possibilities.
    The new 5-step dimmer function makes it possible to adjust the light into five different levels.

  • The MULTIMATCH 2 is also supplied with a user-friendly display showing both battery capacity and the remaining operating time.
    The body is made of diecast aluminium which makes it extremely sturdy and shockproof to endure even heavy strokes and shocks. At the same time it is dust and waterproof, IP67. Supplied with a solvent resistant glass lens.

  • With the new integrated carrying handle, it is convenient to hand carry the lamp. The flexible stand can be used as a hanger and to position the lamp in the desired lighting angle. The stand is designed for direct mounting on the SCANGRIP TRIPOD and WHEEL STAND.


  • Superior hands-free illumination for any detailing job
    Introducing the next generation I-MATCH 2 which is part of a completely new concept of specialized work light solutions designed for the detailing and paint industry.

  • Supplied with the newest COB LED technology, the new, rechargeable I-MATCH 2 provides an extremely powerful illumination spreading the uniform light to the maximum and lightens up your entire field of view.

  • By waving your hand in front of the lamp, you will switch on the light when needed. In sensor mode, the light can easily be switched on/off, even when wearing gloves.
    I-MATCH 2 is provided with the very newest rechargeable battery technology with long operating time, and sets new standards for professional work light. 2 lumen output options, 50% or 100%.

  • The robust and sleek I-MATCH 2 is both dust and waterproof (IP65) with a remarkably low weight of only 140 g.

  • The new detailing range features a 2 COLOUR LIGHT function, providing you with the option to choose between 2 different colour temperatures depending on the type of job at hand:

  • The WARM LIGHT (4500K) option is especially useful for bright surfaces
    The COLD LIGHT (6500K) option is ideal for dark coloured surfaces


  • MATCHPEN is a small penlight easy to carry and always at hand in the pocket. The light output is very powerful with excellent colour recognition properties.

  • MATCHPEN is with focus function for concentrated and focused light beam ranging from 10° to 70°. 2xAAA batteries are included.
    Ideal for:
    • Colour match
    • Detection of scratches and swirl marks
    • Inspection


  • The next generation SUNMATCH 2 is a part of a completely new concept of specialized work light solutions designed for the detailing and paint industry.

  • Easy to carry in the pocket or in the work belt with the built-in clip, the SUNMATCH 2 is always ready at hand for quality check between prep-zone operations.

  • Place the lamp anywhere you want during inspection with the turnable sturdy hook or the strong built-in magnet. The flexible lamp head tilts up to 180 degrees.
    The lamp has a durable construction, is dust as well as IP65 waterproof. Supplied with solvent resistant glass lens.’
    Supplied with a two-step operating option:
    • Step 1 = 100% light output
    • Step 2 = 50% light output.
    The SUNMATCH 2 is supplied with a Li-ion battery and an intelligent battery indicator at the front: save battery and avoid risk of overheating with the intelligent built-in system.
    The new detailing range features a 2 COLOUR LIGHT function, providing you with the option to choose between 2 different colour temperatures depending on the type of job at hand:
    • The WARM LIGHT (4500K) option is especially useful for bright surfaces
    • The COLD LIGHT (6500K) option is ideal for dark coloured surfaces



  • Stationary and flexible positioning of work lights
    The SCANGRIP TRIPOD is designed to meet any working situation where flexible illumination is key. Extendable from 1.35 m to 3 m, the tripod offers complete flexibility to position the work light into the required height and angle.

  • The tripod is made of durable powder coated steel and a welded steel mounting cap (10 mm thread) ensures the durability of the universal tripod stand. When not in use the tripod is compact with a weight of 6 kg.
    Streamlined in both design and construction, the

  • SCANGRIP TRIPOD can be applied for both indoor and outdoor use.

  • To increase safety when in use, work light cables can be stored in the safety clips placed on each of the tripods legs.

  • A universal mounting bracket for 1 lamp is included in the packaging, and with the use of the bracket the tripod fits all first generation NOVAs and the MULTIMATCH work light. Our second generation NOVAs, the VEGA family, STAR, MULTIMATCH 2 and MULTIMATCH 4 fit directly onto the TRIPOD.


  • What’s needed is a simple, reliable tool everyone can use.
    The RM200QC is that tool. Lightweight, and easy to handle, the RM200QC comes ready to use. In barely more than a second you get a reading on your sample, and a report that tells you how close your color is to a measured standard. That’s it. You won’t need to connect to a software program; it’s all right at hand.

    What this means for your color QC program is a clear advantage, one that allows you to:
    • Achieve stable color quality throughout your manufacturing process
    • Manage suppliers efficiently, each adhering to a single standard
    • Control variations between lab formulation, production, and final goods
    • Control batch variations
    • Eliminate issues related to staff experience; everyone uses the same device
    • Enhance accuracy by combining the technology

    Where Does the RM200QC Work?
    The RM200QC is designed to provide stable color comparisons for materials and products wherever color control Is important. Here are just a few of the industries where RM200QC makes a difference:

    • Appliances & Housewares
    • Building Materials
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Food and Baked Products
    • Apparel/Textiles
    • Soft & Hard Home Products
    • Toys
    • Accessories
    • Plastics
    • Paints & Coatings

    Build a Complete Color Program
    For the ultimate in performance, the RM200QC is ideal for use with Munsell/Pantone color standards. The production of these standards requires tight manufacturing tolerances, promoting a synchronous relationship between visual and measured results of color evaluation at any location. This, in turn, provides the consistency needed to maintain an accurate, reliable color program.
    Better Working Agreement
    RM200QC measures color accurately by taking images of your sample using 8 different visible illuminations and 1 UV LED (9 bands), an advantage over traditional colorimeters that typically have only three 3 bands (Red, Green, and Blue).
    The unique imagining technology of RM200QC provides better agreement to visual observations through its 45/0 optical geometry and proprietary image capture technology. Each measurement is a combination of 27 images illuminated with different colors and from different directions. This takes just a little over a second and provides the device with information on color as well as on surface texture effects.
    RMC200QC allows precise positioning on your sample, first for preview of the measurement area and then to store and recall the image after measurement.
    Increased Quality Control
    RM200QC allows you to measure up to 20 reference standards and store these on the device, each date and time stamped with the option to name them using the onscreen keyboard. A maximum of 350 sample measurements can be stored on the device and compared to the reference standards.
    Test results are easily seen with:

    • Graphical Pass/Fail indicator
    • Display of dE for all common methods i.e. CIELAB, CMC, CIE 94, 2000
    • Display of measured and delta differences with L*a*b*C*h° for standard and sample
    • Graphical L*a*b* plot
    • Verbal color difference description
    Tagging your samples either using the on screen keyboard for text or the built in voice recorder makes it easy to identify your measurements.
    If you need a more in-depth report, RM200QC automatically creates PDF and CSV files that can be accessed on your computer with the device set in the “USB Report Mode”. It’s as simple as plugging in a memory stick!
    Quick Responsive Tools
    When you want just a quick check, the RM200QC provides:
    • “Color Compare” automated measurement for standard and sample comparison
    • “Opacity Check” measurement function to control the covering power of coatings
    • “Gray Scale” measurement for stain and color change assessment on textiles. RM200QC offers superior ergonomics for this application (compared to a benchtop spectrophotometer measurement), and improved performance (compared to visual
    • “Strength” measurement for any manufacturing process that requires control and adjustment of color component strength

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  • Bring Clarity To Color QCColor sells. In toys, electronics, appliances — an eye-catching color is a consumer-catching advantage. And when your color, or colors, become brand standards, you want to be sure you match them with every product run.How do you make sure?Setting and maintaining color standards throughout the manufacturing process is a daunting challenge. The eye test is no longer good enough. Basic colorimeters or color swatches aren’t clear enough. More sophisticated instruments are often complicated, unwieldy, and difficult to calibrate between ingoing and outgoing measurements.

RAL Colorcatch Nano

  • RAL COLORCATCH NANO records up to five colours simultaneously, regardless of size and condition of the surface or material.
    RAL COLORCATCH NANO incorporates a revolutionary new technology (patent pending) to accurately measure the color of smooth, structured or patterned surfaces to determine the corresponding color of the preselected swatch. NANO reads and measures 50’000 pixels separately. During reading it eliminates automatically all non-dominant colors such as shade effects and dirty surfaces.
    RAL COLORCATCH NANO has been developed and manufactured in Switzerland.

  • Main Technical Advantages
    • Pocket-size, round and ergonomic design
    • Integrated calibration system
    • Automatic detection and extraction of up to 5 dominant colors
    • Its camera and integrated optics increase the image six-fold and accurately measure color from the size of a few pixels (world premiere)
    • Indicate RGB, L*a*b*, and CMYK as well as the reflectance values of most selected color cards
    • Precise measurements can be taken from smooth and textured surfaces (walls, textiles, wood, etc)
    • Works with official iOS and Android Apps. (Not included with purchase)
    • The measured color can be directly applied to a pre-painted object in the App
    • Designer packaging
    • User manual in 6 languages

    Optical Product Specification
    Measuring area: 0.36 to 8 mm with automatic

    extraction of the 5 dominant colors
    Light source: 9 x D65 LED (Daylight)
    Sensor: CCD camera 224 x 224 pixels
    Measurement geometry: 45°/0°
    Application areas:

    • Automotive
    • Counterfeit detection
    • Cosmetics
    • Dermatology
    • Food
    • Quality Control
    • Paint and Coatings
    • Photo
    • Plastics
    • Prepress and Printing
    • Textiles


RAL Plastics

  • RAL PLASTICS now including RAL P2
    Creative colour design for innovative products. A yellow that says ‘warm’ and ‘fresh’ at the same time? Colours that radiate peace and security? For sophisticated colour design, we have handpicked 200 new RAL P2 colours from the internationally renowned RAL DESIGN System used by architects, designers and product designers. 200 additional RAL DESIGN colours – including cool teals, juicy leaf greens, earthy ochres, brilliant berry hues and delicate lilacs have added a range of new colour statement options to the plastics palette. For plastics manufacturers and plastics processors, for products in the cosmetics industry and the construction sector, and for household goods and packaging. New colour combinations for games, sports and leisure time. RAL P2 contains 160 opaque and 40 special, transparent colours.

  • Together with the 100 classic shades within RAL P1 the RAL PLASTICS colour standard now comprises 300 colour samples. Each colour is also available as a single plate.

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RAL Classic Colours

  • The RAL CLASSIC Colour Collection
    The 4-digit RAL colours have been the standard for choosing colours for more than 70 years now. At the beginning the colour collection included 40 different colours. Its number has risen to 213 today. The basic collection for matt colour shades is called RAL 840-HR, the one for glossy colour shades RAL 841-GL. Both basic collections contain colour samples that are being used by important institutions to cover a wide range of applications and are constantly adapted to the requirements of the industry. The registers are being used as colour samples for designs. They also contain safety- and signalling colours and fulfil the colour requirements of DIN regulations.

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RAL Trends

    The essential guide to the colour trends that will be driving future product, industrial and architectural design. Colour Feeling includes inspiring texts and images as well as well as all 32 trend colours on tear-off colour chips and a colour fan deck.


RAL Colours Effect

  • With its EFFECT collection, RAL fulfills the wish for greater variety in colour design in the industrial sector. RAL EFFECT comprises 420 solid colors and, as a particular highlight, 70 metallic colors. It is the first collection from RAL to be based on waterborne paint systems. No use is made of heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and chromates.
    RAL EFFECT allows eco-efficient colour production for all paint and lacquer producers and users thanks to its simple, modern formulation. Let yourself be inspired by the this modern colour collection and discover the diversity of RAL EFFECT!

  • RAL EFFECT advantages at a glance:
    • 420 solid colours and 70 metallic colours, based on waterborne paint systems with simple and effective formulation
    • Each colour family with 6 solid colours has a matching metallic colour
    • Solid colours and metallic colours can all be combined harmoniously
    • Large number of particularly popular light colour shades
    • Compliance with various European EN and ISO standards

RAL Design Colours

  • The RAL DESIGN System (1825 colours) has been developed primarily for sophisticated decorative colour design. It is the colour system of their choice for example, for architects, designers and advertising agencies – not only in Germany but also throughout the world.
    With its methodically arranged, colour metric defined colour shades the system is said to be the perfect instrument for individual colour design and since its debut on the market in 1993 it has quickly become the top choice for users everywhere. Creative colour design requires a multitude of colour nuances. RAL DESIGN accomplishes this task with the utmost precision.


Knock-Out Test Panels

  • Our new TQC Knock-out test panels are designed to minimize the build-up of paint on the panel edges because of the knock-out frames. Because of the 4 mm holes in the knock-out frames it is easy to hang the panels horizontally or vertically without leaving any marks.
    All our knock-out panels are provided with a protective PE film on the prepared side (prepared side recognizable by its round edge in the right upper corner) which serves as protection against scratches, corrosion and finger prints. The film is easy removable after the panels are hanged.
    The TQC knock-out panels meet the requirements for Qualicoat, GSB, QIB and ISO standards.
    The panels are standard delivered in 2, 4 or 8 pcs per frame and packed in a resealable carton box.
    Other shapes and sizes available upon request.

RAL Books


Ideal Finish Analysis Software

  • The Ideal Finish Analysis Software is the most advanced coating climate, coating cure and coating thickness monitoring software package available today. With two user levels Ideal Finish Analysis offers user friendly reporting functions for standard production work as well as advanced calculations for in depth analysis of the climate parameters prior to coating, the curing process and oven performance during coating and the thickness after coating. Detailed graphic representations and custom reports help you to make the right decisions to optimize your production process.

  • Ideal Finish Analysis is updated frequently to keep up with the latest developments in the coating and corrosion prevention industry and to comply with new Windows operating systems.

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