Example of Gloss Checker Usage

HORIBA's gloss checkers, capable of high precision and instantaneous measurement, are applicable in various places such as waxing, painting, building cleaning, and visual inspection of furniture and building materials.

Car wash, waxing, painting

  • To check the effectiveness and deterioration of body coatings and waxes
    Useful as a sales tool to persuade customer for recoating when current coating is deteriorated
  • To check the uniformity of gloss when partially painting or repairing automobiles
    Numerical values can be used to determine if the repaired area is as shiny as the surrounding area

 

Cleaning, maintainance of building

  • For numerical control of aesthetics in floor maintenance
    Glossy flooring in stores makes a good impression on customers
  • To check the effect of floor polishing and report the work to the client
    Recording and reporting numerical value makes the report more persuasive

 

Cleaning of solar panels

  • To quantify the dirtiness of solar panels
    Determining the optimal time for cleaning helps to reduce the cost of cleaning
  • To check the effect after cleaning solar panels and to report the work to the client
    Recording and reporting numerical value makes the report more persuasive

 

Appearance inspection of furniture

  • For appearance inspection of wooden products such as furniture and musical instruments
    Useful for visual inspection of various products, such as wood grain surfaces, painted or coated surfaces, etc.
  • For checking gloss at each step of the process, such as surface preparation, priming, finishing, etc.
    Helps standardize optimal work in each process

 

Visual inspection of building materials

  • For checking the appearance of exterior walls, flooring panels and other panels and sashes
    Helps to confirm overall gloss uniformity
  • For weather resistance testing of building materials
    For checking surface degradation due to aging and ultraviolet rays

 

Finish inspection of stone polishing

  • For checking the state of finish in each process from coarse to mirror finish
    Helps standardize optimal work in each process
  • For checking the effectiveness of tombstones and other stone maintenance
    Recording and reporting numerical value makes the report more persuasive

 

Confirmation of cleaning performance

  • To check the performance of washers and detergents
    Helps evaluate performance comparisons during research and development
  • To check the effectiveness of antifouling materials and antifouling coatings
    Useful not only for performance evaluation but also for checking deterioration

 

Appearance check of printed materials

  • For checking the gloss of printed materials and printing paper
  • For cosmetic evaluation of glossy printed materials such as coatings and laminations

 

Appearance inspection of plastics

  • For visual inspection of plastic moldings and processed products
  • Checking surface degradation due to aging and ultraviolet rays, and evaluation during weathering tests
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