Portable, lightweight size means users can carry the unit with them wherever they go in the laboratory, plant, or field

Vernon Hills, Ill., May 25, 2011Cole-Parmer introduces their Compact Color Meters ideal for checking painted surfaces, plastics, graphics, paper, textile, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics plus food and agriculture. Meters containing a sapphire window offer extra protection for the color sensor.

The devices store readings in memory and recall readings on the display. Select color meters include software to enable users to manipulate and analyze data—download stored measurements through the USB port, create reports, upload standards, and create color libraries for automatic closest-color searching. The software includes formulas for CIELAB, Hunter Lab, CMC, LCh, and CIE94; it also calculates whiteness/yellowness indices, opacity, brightness, and delta E.