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How to measure gloss

Update time:2020-06-12 15:55:51 | Clicks:1114

Gloss is the surface characteristics of an object, which depends on the specular reflection ability of the surface of the object to light. Specular reflection refers to the reflection phenomenon where the angle of reflection is equal to the angle of incidence. The greater the value of Gloss, the higher the degree of mirroring on the surface of the object. There are three common Gloss measurement angles: 20°, 60°, and 85°.



The larger the measurement angle, that is, the larger the incident angle of light, the more obvious the change is in the high Gloss area, so the high gloss material should be measured with a 20°measurement angle; the low gloss material should be measured with an 85° measurement angle.

CHN Spec has a variety of gloss meters to meet the measurement needs of different angles for different industries.

Product 1. Gloss Meter CS-380 (20,60 and 85 Degree) and CS-300 (60 Degree)


Gloss Meter CS-380/300


Gloss meter CS-380 and CS-300  conform to the DIN 67530, ISO 2813, ASTM D 523, JIS Z8741, BS 3900 Part D5, JJG696 standards and so on. And The single angle glossmeters could be widely used for measuring the glossiness of building material, metal products, ceramic products and automobile accessories, etc.


Product 2. Small Aperture Gloss Meter CS-300S (Portable) and CS-3000S (Bench-top)


Tiny aperture gloss meter is with 2x3mm aperture to make it suitable for gloss measurement on curved surface and extra small products.


Benchtop Tiny-aperture Gloss Meter CS-3000S


Gloss Meter CS-300S


Product 3. Inline Non-contact Gloss Measuring System


The non-contact on-line gloss measuring system provides products’ glossy data for production gloss quality control, to improve quality control level and save operating expenses. The system is easy to install and manage, can be found through real-time control and solve the problem of gloss without interrupting production.


Non-contact Gloss Measuring System


By using a gloss meter, the detection, analysis and control of the coating process can be combined to improve product quality and work efficiency.


If you have any inquiry for gloss test, you are welcome to contact us.