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Independent Expert's Accredits BYK-Gardner by - ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Published on 2011-07-20. Author : SpecialChem

GERETSRIED -- The testing and calibration laboratories of BYK-Gardner - worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of color, appearance and physical properties - have been accredited according to ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

With the accreditation according to ISO/IEC 17025 independent experts have confirmed that measurements carried out with BYK-Gardner instruments not only comply with international standards, but are also comparable among each other.

Being an internationally operating company with locations among others in Germany and the USA, the American company ACLASS was appointed to carry out the accreditation.

The scope, the field of application includes the following indicators resp. instruments and standards:

  • Gloss: all instruments, e.g. micro-gloss
  • Color: all instruments, e.g. spectro-guide, BYK-mac and three-angle instruments
  • Haze: all instruments, e.g. haze-gard
  • Transmission: all instruments, e.g. haze-gard
  • Clarity: all instruments, e.g. haze-gard
  • Wave/DOI: all instruments, e.g. wave-scan

With the accreditation, both in the USA and in Germany BYK-Gardner is in the same position as a certified laboratory. Thus BYK-Gardner belongs to the few specialized laboratories worldwide, which are formally on the same level as NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology in the USA) or NRC (National Research Council in Canada) for gloss measurement and as PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig, Germany) or NPL (National Physical Laboratory in UK) for color measurement. Regarding Wave/DOI measurement with the accreditation - which is unique all over the world - the BYK-Gardner producer standards are now recognized as worldwide standards.

About BYK

BYK-Chemie supplies additives to the paint and plastics industry, where they are used, for example, in automotive paints, printing inks or wood and architectural coatings.

Source: BYK

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