The New Rhopoint IQ
Rhopoint Instruments Ltd, leading manufacturers of Novo-Gloss meters for over 20 years announce the launch of the next generation of reflective appearance instruments.
The New Rhopoint IQ can measure all aspects of Reflective appearance quality.
Many industries measure reflective qualities with a simple gloss meter; however gloss measurement alone is not enough to completely assess reflective qualities.
It is very common for orange peel and haze effects to dramatically reduce the perceived quality of a finish without affecting gloss values.
The Rhopoint IQ measures GLOSS, HAZE and DOI – complete reflective appearance analysis in a single reading
Paints and coatings manufacturers and applicators, wood coatings, automotive industry, plastics and additives manufacturers, inks and printing, metal polishers, coil coaters, yacht manufacturers and powder coaters are amongst the many industries that are currently assessing surface quality using Rhopoint IQ technology.
Robust and Accurate
The unique all aluminium construction of the Rhopoint IQ provides improved accuracy and reliability over previous generations of gloss instruments.
Ease of Use
A full colour high definition screen and five way touch sensitive buttons make the instrument incredibly easy to read and operate.
Gloss is a simple measure of how reflective a surface is. The Rhopoint IQ is available in two models the IQ 20/60 (for mid-high gloss-mirrored surfaces) or the IQ 20/60/85 (for matt-mid-high-mirrored surfaces). Gloss measurement with the Rhopoint IQ is guaranteed to be backwards compatible with BYK Microgloss and Rhopoint Novo-Gloss Instruments.
High quality gloss surfaces have a clear, deep, brilliant finish. Common formulation, application and curing problems cause coatings to have a hazy finish. Haze causes a drop in reflected contrast and causes halos to appear around light sources, these unwanted effects dramatically reduce visual quality.
Two surfaces showing high gloss & high gloss + Haze, identical 60° gloss values are measured on both.
Quantifying haze is simple with the Rhopoint IQ, Log Haze units according to ASTM E410 are measured simultaneously with gloss and DOI, the lower the value the less hazy the surface.