Identifying Food Dyes with Spectrophotometers

A spectrophotometer is a specialized instrument that can be used to measure and quantify the reflectance and transmittance properties of a sample material. Among the many uses of spectrophotometers is in the food industry where many foods are colored using federally specified and approved food dyes. Because these food dyes have been given rigorous chemical inspection, they have many properties that are well documented and that can be used to easily identify them. Learn more >




Food Industry Color Control

When it comes to food, color and appearance are the most important first impressions, even before one’s olfactory sense is tickled with a pleasing aroma. Read more >






Measuring Color Contrasts

Color measurement is an extremely varied field, with applications across the sciences and engineering. However, one place where many people don't expect to find color measurement and analysis to occur is in designing way finding and navigation systems for indoor locations. It's not uncommon for modern buildings to feature complex internal geometries. These buildings, such as public gyms, shopping centers, and factories can have specific paths that occupants should follow. Read more >


How Food Companies Measure Color to Produce Superior Products

The adage goes that we eat first with our eyes. It s no surprise, then, that the food industry spends countless hours creating the ideal shades that we will see when we open a package. Everyone from the chefs to the marketing department want the food to look appealing and uniform, but color specialists understand how much more goes into ensuring a bottle of soda has the brand's signature hue. Food industry color control is a detailed process that includes tracking from the test kitchen to the final production line and can determine how a product is received in the marketplace. Read more >


Color & Appearance Seminars
Color & Appearance seminars cover the fundamentals of color science and the elements to an effective color process within research and manufacturing environments. These educational seminars are attended by industry professionals with job functions in controlling the color quality, consistency, and appearance of their products or samples.

June 28, 2016 - Huntsville, AL




> Identifying Food Dyes with Spectrophotometers

> Food Industry Color Control

> Measuring Color Contrasts

> How Food Companies Measure Color to Produce Superior Products





CM-700d Spectrophotometer

The CM-700d Spectrophotometer is a handheld, portable measurement instrument designed to evaluate the color and appearance of samples very small to large in size, including objects with flat, shaped, or curved surfaces. This high precision, reliable spectrophotometer allows users to evaluate, reproduce, and control the color of pigments and dyes in a more effective, streamlined process. Learn more >



Konica Minolta's Food, Beverage and Packaging Measurement

In this video, we spotlight our high performance portable and bench-top instruments, as well as color analysis software that are used to evaluate and control the color quality, consistency, and appearance of food, beverage, and packaging products. These solutions help users establish and meet color quality standards with less waste, time, and effort. Watch video >


IFT 16 Food Expo - Booth #2956
July 16 - 19, 2016
Chicago, IL

IFT16 Food Expo brings together more than 20,000 food professionals from around the world. Discover the industry's largest collection of food ingredients, equipment, processing, and packaging suppliers, all under one roof. This is where the latest global food trends and the products and innovations designed to address them are on display. Visit us at Booth #2956! Event information >



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