Entries by Dylan Cairns

Plastics & Packaging, Colour and Appearance

Plastics are synthetic materials made from different polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon etc. Plastics can be moulded into specific shapes or forms to serve a purpose. The types of plastics that require objective colour measurement are centered around the packaging industry.   Masterbatch – Plastic Pallets Colour plays a huge role in product packaging (colour […]

CR-400/410 Series “Decommissioning” Blog

We discussed in a BLOG in July 2017 the many benefits of upgrading your legacy portable Konica Minolta CR-410 Colorimeter, for the new Konica Minolta CR-5 bench top Colorimeter. A number of customers are naturally reluctant to decommission their legacy CR-400 / 410 series still in operation and this is understandable. This instrument range is […]

South African National Accreditation System

According to the SANAS website, their responsibility is: SANAS is responsible for carrying out accreditations in respect of conformity assessments mandated through the Accreditation for Conformity Assessment, Calibration and Good Laboratory Practice Act (Act 19 of 2006). We are directed and legally represented by a Board of Directors whose members are appointed by the Minister […]

Cheap or Quality Service? The Choice Is Yours.

Why would you want a cheap Instrument Service? Thirty years ago or more, when colour measurement and colour quality control was in its infancy goods ranging from caps to cars were checked for colour as a final stage inspection. This may work in a single factory where every component is sourced locally, as were car […]

Automotive Industry Solutions

Konica Minolta Automotive Applications – Colour & Light Management Solutions for Quality Control in the Automotive Industry: 2019 Konica Minolta have complete solutions for the Automotive Industry. These products will allow you to measure the entire vehicle, from the overall appearance to the smallest button or trim. Konica Minolta have kept up to date with […]

ECS – MARCH 2019

EUROPEAN COATINGS SHOW 2019 – FULL RECAP The international trade show for the coatings industry has been an amazing one this year, not only was it a great to have our very own Andrew Pienaar (Sales and Marketing Administrator from Narich Pty Ltd) attending the ECS (European Coatings Show) event alongside the Konica Minolta Sensing […]