Liquid Detergent Color Measurement

With the market for detergents being in excess of $65 billion yearly and having virtually limitless growth potential, it is a very competitive market worldwide. Performance and appearance consistency both are highly prized by the consumer and the manufacturers.

Test Color of Liquid Detergent

HunterLab products provide measurement support in two key areas:

1.) Performance measure. To evaluate the cleaning power of a detergent, typically soiled samples are measured for reflectance color, washed in detergent, then measured again.


2.) The difference in color reflectance is related to the cleaning power. Measuring the color of the detergent itself. Both liquid and powder detergents are measured as a part of the quality assurance process.


Liquid Detergent Color Measure

HunterLab has been supplying the detergent industry with quality color measurement systems for nearly 60 years. Our experience in this industry started with Procter & Gamble, still one of our highly valued customers. Other detergent customers include Sun Products, Church & Dwight, Reckitt Benckiser, Henkel, Clorox, among many others.


We have a number of products popular for use in this market. Many customers prefer the UltraScan PRO or UltraScan VIS, for their unmatched ability to measure both liquid and powder samples, especially with UV and fluorescent optical brighteners. If your product does not contain these brighteners, then the robust ColorQuest XE will be a very suitable instrument. For measuring only for cleaning power, the LabScan XE is a very popular choice, because of its large 50 mm sample viewing diameter. For portability, look at the MiniScan EZ.


Let HunterLab's experience be an asset for you. We offer worldwide application and service support, as well as educational programs to enhance the knowledge of your staff. Let us partner with you in improving your detergent products.

Many of HunterLab's spectrophotometers are versatile enough to accommodate most applications of color measurement. However, based on 60+ years of experience and a thorough understanding of our customers' needs and product use, these particular instruments are most suited for this industries application.

Vista

NEW Vista spectrophotometer with the unique ability to capture both visible range transmission color and haze with a single measurement is a replacement for ColorQuest XT.

Test Color with VISTA

UltraScan VIS (Diffuse d/8° sphere Geometry, Reflectance and Transmittance, 360-780 nm)

30% of our customers select this instrument for its extended wavelength measurement and its ability to measure both reflected and transmitted color of samples that are transparent to opaque.

Test Color with UltraScan VIS

If you are unsure which instrument type is right for your samples, please call or email HunterLab technical support and we will be happy to assist you in making the proper instrument selection.

AN 1001 ALPHA

Measuring the Water Whiteness of Liquids Using the APHA Index

Measuring the Water Whiteness of Liquids Using the APHA Index.

AN 1002

CIE Standard Observers and calculation of CIE X, Y, Z color values

CIE Standard Observers and calculation of CIE X, Y, Z color values.

AN 1004

Measuring Degrees of Yellowness with Gardner Index

Measuring Degrees of Yellowness with Gardner Index.

AN 1005

Measuring Color using Hunter L, a, b vs CIE 1976 L*a*b*

Measuring Color using Hunter L, a, b vs CIE 1976 L*a*b*.

AN 1013

Averaging in Color Measurement

Averaging in Color Measurement.

AN 1018

Using Hitch Standardization on a Series of Color Measuring Instruments

Using Hitch Standardization on a Series of Color Measuring Instruments.

AN 1031 Identification of Measurement Parameters

Identification of Measurement Parameters

Identification of Measurement Parameters.

AN 1033 Color versus Appearance

Understanding the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance

Understanding the difference between measuring color and measuring appearance.

HunterLab Solution Matrix

Geometry, Measurement Modes, and Indices

Geometry, Measurement Modes, and Indices.

MM 5008 Measuring Opaque Liquids with ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for opaque liquids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for opaque liquids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS.

MM 5033 Measuring Opaque Liquids with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.

MM 5058 Measuring Opaque Liquids with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for flat, opaque solids using the UltraScan PRO, UltraScan VIS, or ColorQuest XE.