Solvent Color Measurement

From glycol acids to aromatic solvents and chlorinated paraffin, liquid chemicals can be opaque, translucent or transparent, and so require different measurement instrumentation and techniques for successful color measurement. HunterLab offers the right solution, from instrument and software to sample handling fixtures, to ensure consistent and accurate color measurements for every sample, every time.

Test Color of Chemical Solvents

Common organic solvents include tetrachloroethylene used in dry cleaning, toluene and turpentine used as paint thinners, acetone, methyl and ethyl acetate used in nail polish removers, hexane and petrol ether used in spot removers and ethanol used in perfumes to name a few.


Most solvents are transparent in nature and so require transmittance measurements. However if you also measure translucent or opaque samples, you might prefer an instrument that measures in both transmittance and reflectance mode.


Measure Color of Chemical Solvents

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.

ColorFlex EZ (Directional 45°/0° Geometry, Reflectance, 400-700 nm)

40% of our customers prefer this instrument because of its compact design and integrated display, so does not require a PC and external software.

Measure Color with ColorFlex EZ

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 1003

Color Measurement on Very Small Samples

Color Measurement on Very Small Samples

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 1030 Hot Liquid Samples

The transmission color measurement of the hot liquid sample

The transmission color measurement of the hot liquid sample

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.