Brief Introduction of Glossmeter

Time:2020/01/31 10:00:00 Browse:498

Gloss refers to the bright light reflected from the surface of an object. How important is gloss? Like a person's face, the gloss of the item makes a first impression. We have certain requirements for gloss when choosing items, such as highlights and matte in lipsticks. We can also use gloss to describe a person's skin. However, the glossmeter to be introduced in this article is not an instrument for measuring the glossiness of lipsticks and skins, but an instrument mainly used to measure the surface glossiness of ceramics, paints, inks, plastics and other materials.

Glossmeter is an instrument that measures the gloss of a material according to the reflective properties selected by the direction. For example, when a metal part is industrially processed, the fewer the surface flaws, the higher the gloss, and the more resistant the part to wear. Parts can also be more popular in the market. The high-precision glossmeter is divided into high gloss, medium gloss, and low gloss according to the angle. Users can choose different glossmeters according to the needs of the measurement object. Generally speaking, according to the measurement angle of 85 degrees, it is a low glossmeter, 60 degrees is a medium glossmeter, and 20 degrees is a high glossmeter. For example, metal is a high-gloss material, and a glossmeter with a higher range is usually selected to meet production needs.

The measuring head of Linshang LS191 glossmeter consists of a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter is composed of an incandescent light source and a group of lenses to generate an incident beam with a certain angle. The receiver consists of a lens and a photosensitive element for receiving the vertebral beam reflected from the sample surface. Utilizing this principle, the instrument does not require preheating, zero adjustment, and immediate measurement. It can be said that it is the most convenient instrument to use. At the same time, the stability of the instrument is very high, and it is not necessary to repeatedly debug. It is recommended to recalibrate after two hours of continuous use. During use, avoid strong light. Do not touch the standard board worn in the instrument with your hands. If you accidentally touch it, you can wipe it with lens paper or anhydrous alcohol.


The glossmeter has a wide range of applications. The high-end models of cars have strict requirements on the gloss of the paint, and the use of matte paint and gloss paint will affect the gloss. Plastic products with good gloss can prevent the product from changing color with use, and can also reflect the performance of thermal stability. Most of the uneven color of plastic products is caused by poor thermal stability. In other words, we can judge the quality of the product by measuring the glossmeter. In addition, the gloss of the floor can also affect the reflective effect of the entire house layout, as well as the production of high-gloss mirrors, which need to be monitored by a glossmeter to produce products that meet the requirements.

With the improvement of living standards, consumers have higher requirements for the gloss of items, which also requires a high-precision glossmeter to assist production. The glossmeter is like a "mirror", reflecting the quality of the item. With the glossmeter, the product can meet the needs of life and be more realistic.