Plastic Pellet Color Measurement

Extruded plastic compounds cut into smaller pieces and later be used in further plastic-forming processes such as extrusion or injection molding, pellets are a key component to virtually all plastic manufacturing processes. And the first step in ensuring consistency of the final color of any plastic product is controlling the color of the compound itself.

Test Color of Plastic Pellets

The color of plastic pellets is often measured before the pellets are extruded, or molded, into a final product. Plastic pellets are typically translucent and non-uniform in size. Therefore, special accessories and presentation techniques are required to provide repeatable results.

Measure Color of Plastic Pellets

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

LabScan XE (Directional 0°/45° Geometry, Reflectance, 400-700 nm)

10% of HunterLab customers select this instrument for its large 44 mm (1.75 inch) measuring port, and for its level of sophistication, simplicity and versatility.

Test Color with LabScan XE

MiniScan EZ 4500L (45°/0° Geometry, Reflectance, 400-700 nm)

10% of our customers select the hand-held MiniScan EZ because it is rugged, lightweight and ergonomically designed and travels anywhere, from the lab to the production line, indoors or outdoors.

Test Color with MiniScan EZ 4500L

SpectraTrend HT - Compact Online Spectrophotometer

HunterLab's next generation SpectraTrend HT spectrophotometer takes color quality control to its highest level with 0/30 design for ultimate precision.

Test Color with SpectraTrend HT

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 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 1007

Measuring the Geometric Attribute of Your Products

Measuring the Geometric Attribute of Your Products.

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 5019 Measuring Flat Opaque Solids with ColorQuest XE

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 5001 Measuring Translucent and Opaque Bottles with ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for translucent and opaque bottles using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, and ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for translucent and opaque bottles using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, and ColorQuest XE.

MM 5002 Measuring Transparent Bottles with ColorQuest XE

Method for measuring transparent bottles using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, and UltraScan VIS

Method for measuring transparent bottles using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, and UltraScan VIS.

MM 5006 Measuring Coated Glass with ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for coated glass using the UltraScan PRO, ColorQuest XE, and UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for coated glass using the UltraScan PRO, ColorQuest XE, and UltraScan VIS.

MM 5013 Measuring Plastic Pellets with ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for plastic pellets using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for plastic pellets using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS.

MM 5015 Measuring Dense or Opqaue Bottle Preforms with ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for opaque or dense bottle preforms using the UltraScan VIS, ColorQuest XE, or UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for opaque or dense bottle preforms using the UltraScan VIS, ColorQuest XE, or UltraScan PRO.

MM 5021 Measuring Translucent Solids with ColorQuest XE

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

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

MM 5022 Measuring Metal Surfaces with ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for metal surfaces using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for metal surfaces using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, or ColorQuest XE.

MM 5026 Measuring Translucent and Opaque Bottles with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for translucent and opaque bottles using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, and ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for translucent and opaque bottles using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, and ColorQuest XE.

MM 5027 Measuring Transparent Bottles with UltraScan VIS

Method for measuring transparent bottles using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, and UltraScan VIS

Method for measuring transparent bottles using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, and UltraScan VIS.

MM 5031 Measuring Coated Glass with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for coated glass using the UltraScan PRO, ColorQuest XE, and UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for coated glass using the UltraScan PRO, ColorQuest XE, and UltraScan VIS.

MM 5038 Measuring Plastics Pellets with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for plastic pellets using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for plastic pellets using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS.

MM 5040 Measuring Opaque or Dense Bottle Preforms with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for plastic pellets using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for plastic pellets using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS.

MM 5041 Measuring Transparent Bottle Preforms with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for metal surfaces using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for metal surfaces using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, or ColorQuest XE.

MM 5044 Measuring Flat Opaque Solids 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 5046 Measuring Flat Translucent Solids with UltraScan VIS

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

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

MM 5047 Measuring Metal Surfaces with UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for metal surfaces using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for metal surfaces using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, or ColorQuest XE.

MM 5051 Measuring Translucent and Opaque Bottles with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for translucent and opaque bottles using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, and ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for translucent and opaque bottles using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, and ColorQuest XE.

MM 5052 Measuring Transparent Bottles with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for opaque or dense bottle preforms using the UltraScan VIS, ColorQuest XE, or UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for opaque or dense bottle preforms using the UltraScan VIS, ColorQuest XE, or UltraScan PRO.

MM 5056 Measuring Coated Glass with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for coated glass using the UltraScan PRO, ColorQuest XE, and UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for coated glass using the UltraScan PRO, ColorQuest XE, and UltraScan VIS.

MM 5063 Measuring Plastics Pellets with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for plastic pellets using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS

Measurement method for plastic pellets using the ColorQuest XE, UltraScan PRO, or UltraScan VIS.

MM 5065 Measuring Opaque or Dense Bottle Preforms with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for transparent bottle preforms using the UltraScan VIS, ColorQuest XE, or UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for transparent bottle preforms using the UltraScan VIS, ColorQuest XE, or UltraScan PRO.

MM 5066 Measuring Transparent Bottle Preforms with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for metal surfaces using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for metal surfaces using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, or ColorQuest XE.

MM 5069 Measuring Flat Opaque Solids 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.

MM 5071 Measuring Flat Translucent Solids with UltraScan PRO

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

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

MM 5072 Measuring Metal Surfaces with UltraScan PRO

Measurement method for metal surfaces using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, or ColorQuest XE

Measurement method for metal surfaces using the UltraScan VIS, UltraScan PRO, or ColorQuest XE.

MM 5101 Measuring Plastic Pellets with ColorFlex EZ

Measurement method for plastic pellets using ColorFlex EZ.