New Primary Standard for Specular Gloss Measurements

Published: December 01, 2000


Maria E. Nadal, E A. Thompson


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
Pub Type: Journals


gloss standard, glossmeter, goniphotometer, specular gloss
Created December 01, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017