Opaque Beverage Color Measurement

Liquid refreshments, or 'beverages', consist of a broad group of consumable liquids - ranging from carbonated soft drinks, fruit / vegetable juices, and milk to coffee, tea, and hot chocolate, as well as, spirits. Beverages form a key part of the culture of human society, and major brand owners know the importance that color appeal and color consistency play in a consumer's decision to purchase. That's why many of the world's leaders in beverage production, like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Unilever and Lipton, to name a few, rely on HunterLab's 60+ years of experience and knowledge in providing color measurement solutions to the beverage market.

Test Color of Opaque Beverages

Beverages with high solids content are typically opaque or nearly opaque due to solid materials suspended within the beverage. Examples include tomato juice, orange juice, milk, smoothies, soy milk, and protein drinks. These beverages are best measured using a reflectance instrument.


Measure Color of Opaque Beverages

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.

Test Color with ColorFlex EZ

UltraScan PRO (Diffuse d/8° sphere Geometry, Reflectance and Transmittance, 350-1050 nm)

30% of our customers select this high performance instrument for its extended wavelength measurement and its ability to measure both reflected and transmitted color.ultrascan-pro-spectrophotometer

Measure Color with UltraScan PRO

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.

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

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

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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*.

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Averaging in Color Measurement

Averaging in Color Measurement.

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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.

Food Industry Brochure

The trusted choice of the world's leading food processing companies

The trusted choice of the world's leading food processing companies.

HunterLab Solution Matrix

Geometry, Measurement Modes, and Indices

Geometry, Measurement Modes, and Indices.

MM 5020 Measuring Translucent Semi-Solids with ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for translucent semi-solids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for translucent semi-solids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO.

MM 5045 Measuring Translucent Semi-Solids with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for translucent semi-solids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for translucent semi-solids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO.

MM 5070 Measuring Translucent Semi-Solids with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for translucent semi-solids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for translucent semi-solids using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan VIS, or UltraScan PRO.