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Publication Citation: New Primary Standard for Specular Gloss Measurements

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Author(s): Maria E. Nadal; E A. Thompson;
Title: New Primary Standard for Specular Gloss Measurements
Published: December 01, 2000
Abstract: The measurement of specular gloss consists in comparing the luminous reflectance from a specimen to that from a calibrated gloss standard, under the same geometric conditions. The standard recommendations for the gloss standard are discussed. A new primary gloss standard is developed at NIST and different calibration procedures are compared. This new standard is compared to the commonly used gloss standard, a highly polished black glass.
Citation: JCT, Journal of Coatings Technology
Volume: 72
Issue: No. 911
Keywords: gloss standard;glossmeter;goniphotometer;specular gloss
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