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Novo-Shade Duo + Reflectometer

Novo-Shade Duo Reflectometer  

The Novo-Shade Duo Reflectometer measures Opacity (hiding power of a coating or plastic film), Shade on grayscale, and Cleanliness of substrate or oxidization of a surface. It has fast measurement, single button push initiates measures of defined parameters and uses 0/45° geometry. Confroms to ISO 2814, 6504, BS 3900-D4, D7, ASTM E97, E1347, D4214, ASTM D2805, D589




  • Shade measurement displayed instantly on screen
  • Automatic calculation of opacity and cleanliness
  • On-board statistical analysis with graphical trend analysis (graphs available in shade mode only)
  • Direct data input via Bluetooth - instantly transmit measured readings directly to programs such as Microsoft Excel
  • Date and time stamped results
  • Automatic calibration with tile validation
  • Compatible with all major international standards
  • Applications: Shade of paints, inks and coatings, Efficiency of detergents and bleaching agents, Cleanliness and oxidation on metal surfaces, Chalking of paint, Whiteness of recycled paper
  • Easy identification and reporting of nonconformances.
  • Software-free data transfer. USB connection to PC instantly recognizes the device as a drive location which facilitates the quick transfer of files using Windows Explorer or similar. Instantly transmit measured readings directly to programs such as MS excel on your PC / tablet / smartphone to greatly simplify the reporting process.
  • All aluminium construction - enclosure, optics, standard holder. Intergrated calibration holder with inpositiondetector for error free calibration
  • 20,000+ readings per charge. The instrument is rechargeable via USB/PC or mains.
  • Easy Batching (shade mode only) - User definable batch names and batch sizes for quicker and more efficient reporting.
  • Full color easy to read screen, adjustable brightness and 6 button touch sensitive interface
  • The Novo-Shade Duo Reflectometer can be used to assess either the shade of a surface (a simple indication of color based on lightness/darkness) or calculate the opacity of a coating, plastic film or paper sample. Measuring using 0/45° the Novo-Shade Duo measures the color of a surface and not the specular reflectance (gloss).
    • In Shade Mode the Novo-Shade Duo can help maintain the production quality of the following:
      • Shade of paints, inks and coatings
      • Fading of textiles and plastics
      • Chalking of paint
      • Efficiency of detergents and bleaching agents
      • Whiteness of recycled paper
      • Cleanliness and oxidisation on metal surfaces
    • In Opacity Mode the Novo-Shade Duo can help maintain the production quality of the following:
      • Hiding power of paints, inks and coatings
      • Transparency of plastic film
      • Opacity of paper

Gloss Meters in Use

Opacity measurements are made over a white
substrate and then over a black substrate.
Opacity is automatically calculated and displayed.
Cleanliness Tape Example

Cleanliness clear tape is pressed on the measurement
surface, torn away and stuck onto white paper -
For reference a clean piece of tape is also stuck
on the same white paper. Measurements are made
of the reference material and then of the tape,
cleanliness is calculated automatically.

Technical Data

Technical Data
Statistical Analysis: Max, min, mean, SD
Graphical Analysis: On board trend analysis
Power: Rechargeable lithium ion, 17+ hours operation, 20,000+ readings per charge
Recharge Time: Mains charger: 4hrs
Standards: ISO 2814, 6504, BS 3900-D4, D7, ASTM E97, E1347, D4214, ASTM D2805, D589
Memory: 8 MB = 999 readings, User definable alphanumeric batching
Data Transfer: Bluetooth, PC compatible, USB connection, no software installation required
Performance: Resolution 0.1
Repeatability 0.2%
Reproduceability 0.5%
Operating temperature 15 - 40° C (60 - 104° F)
Humidity up to 85%, non condensing
Dimensions & Weights: 65mm x 140mm x 50mm (H x W x D), 790g
Packed dimensions: 180mm x 330mm x 280mm (H x W x D)
Packed weight: 1.75kg
Measurement Units: Opacity mode
• 0 = completely transparent
• 100 = fully opaque
Shade mode
• 0 = black - no reflectance
• 100 = brilliant white - full reflectance
Cleanliness mode
• 0 = No change
• 100 = Maximum change

Novo Shade Duo Video


Competitive Pricing


Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices

Calibration tile with certificate, USB data cable, Mini CD containing:, Instruction manual, Bluetooth data app, Example Excel spreadsheets, Instructional videos and 2 Year Warranty
GL-212201 Novo-Shade Duo + Reflectometer $3,135.00
PC-2A Opacity Chart Black & White (250) 77.00
We are an established North American Distributor for Rhopoint Instruments, and have been providing, servicing, calibrating and certifying their high quality instruments for over 33 years.


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