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How to Perform a Pigment Test

Pigment testing lets you determine how your paint or color sample will look once it’s dried, so you know which will work well for your products – and which won’t. We can test pigments by measuring how they behave when exposed to light and how they absorb or reflect certain wavelengths of visible light.

The pigment testing process can be straightforward and time efficient when you use the ColorTouch X 45, here’s how.

Watch how to use the ColorTouch X 45

Operating the ColorTouch X 45 is easy, thanks to its touchscreen and intuitive controls. Load your sample, initiate the test, and the ColorTouch® X 45 does the rest.

Watch our video for step-by-step instructions about how to carry out pigment testing using the ColorTouch X 45.

Step-by-step guide to pigment testing

Pigment testing is easy with the ColorTouch X 45, simply follow these straightforward steps:

  1. Weigh 10 to 12 grams of material
  2. Pulverize pigment for 30 seconds
  3. Load powder into rings
  4. Apply 53 pounds of pressure for 5 seconds
  5. Place on the ColorTouch X 45
  6. Measure brightness and color values

Testing pigments with ColorTouch X 45

The ColorTouch X 45 is Technidyne’s pigment solution for brightness and color measurements, offering fast and accurate measurements to help you ensure you have exactly the right pigment.

This accurate spectrophotometer offers a powerful set of tools to meet the demands of the brightness, color, color difference, and fluorescence markets and is capable of measuring pigments quickly and easily.

Automatic calibration and a preprogrammed test routine allow for easy set-up and testing, reducing the opportunity for user error and ensuring you can test a wide range of pigments in a short space of time.

ColorTouch X 45: designed in accordance with Tappi

Technidyne has been the primary provider of TAPPI Brightness and color instrumentation for the paper industry ever since its inception almost 50 years ago. The ColorTouch X 45 measures color, color difference, Tappi brightness and whiteness accordance with TAPPI T452, T524, T646 and T560 – so you can be confident you’re hitting all relevant standards.

This powerful spectrophotometer fulfills all of the traditional applications of the paper market, and its expanded wavelength range means it provides a higher level of accuracy and capabilities than ever before.

ColorTouch X 45 at Industrial Physics

Our engineers have a huge range of experience and are able to guide you through the process of adding to your production process, whether you’re simply updating your tech or setting up a new testing solution for your line. From choosing a machine to set up and ongoing training, when you choose Industrial Physics, we’ll be there to help every step of the way. Check out the full range of Technidyne testing solutions for the pulp and paper industry.