Entries by Andrew Pienaar

Appearance Measurement – How does Colour and Gloss affect our perception?

The importance of understanding how Colour and Gloss affects surface appearance When light strikes and object, the light changes. If the change is measurable, reproducible and diagnostic it can be used for non-destructive measurements and testing. This allows us to identify certain properties of the object. One of the properties we are able to detect […]

What to expect at K 2019 in Düsseldorf?

K 2019 – The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber If you work in the Plastics industry and want to see the latest trends and developments in the industry, then we are sure to see you at K 2019 in Dusseldorf Germany. Taking place from 16 – 23 October 2019 in Düsseldorf, […]

Why Colour is important in the Food and Beverages industry?

Colour gives us an expectation about Taste Colour is potentially the most important sensory property in the food and beverages industry. Food colour gives consumers an almost immediate impression about the freshness, flavour and quality of a product. This affects a consumers decision to purchase that product or select something that looks more appealing. Research […]

Ocean Optics is now Ocean Insight

Ocean Optics is now known as Ocean Insight. Expanding their mission to become a provider of spectral knowledge. Announced in June 2019 at the Laser World of Phototonics Ocean Optics, a spectroscopy components company, are now known as Ocean Insight. They’re changing the way people think about spectroscopy. The new website and logo design reflects […]

The Latest Spectrophotometer Series from Konica Minolta – CM-2xd Series

Konica Minolta Sensing have released a brand new Spectrophotometer, and it’s revolutionary in the Colour and Gloss Measurement space. We have the great pleasure to announce the latest Spectrophotometer Series by Konica Minolta Sensing, the CM2xd/G Series. Unveiled for the first-time at the European Coatings Show in March 2019. This brand-new instrument will be available […]

Join us at ECS and FAF in March

If you are in the business of Coatings, Decorating, Facade Design and Interior Architecture there are two expo’s coming up in March 2019, that are an absolute must for you to attend! We invite you to meet up with Andrew Pienaar who will be available to guide you through the latest developments in colour and appearance […]

Spice up your Valentines Day – Can colour be used to indicate a chilli’s pungency or spice level?

Nobody really knows how Valentine’s Day became a day of celebration, but the general public understanding is that the Romans had an annual day of fertility in February, and later the Catholic Church honoured two Martyrs with the name Valentine renaming the date St Valentine’s day. In modern times the day has become a celebration […]

Learn more in 2019 with our new training offerings

Back-to-school – Take a look at our latest training offerings in 2019. You can be sure that you have had a good holiday when you can’t remember your PC login details, and you are still searching for the spare keys you hid just before departure. Work is a bit the same, you lose some skills […]

How to manage the colour of clothing and textiles

There are many stages in the manufacture of Textiles and Clothing. Multiple production stages are always met with challenges in ensuring that the products are produced to the same standard every single time. Colour and appearance of clothing and all textiles is important to control and manage. Generally speaking there are different tasks for different […]