Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing


May 26, 2022

Paul N. Gardner USA—part of the Altana Group—has introduced its Positector GLS Gloss Meter. This new instrument is a portable gloss measurement instrument for all surface finishes.

Available in three models: 60°, 20°/60°, and 20°/60°/85°, all three versions are compatible with the PosiTector standard and advanced glossmeters, and accept all PosiTector probes, easily converting to a coating thickness gage, dew point meter, soluble surface profile gage, soluble salt tester, hardness tester, or ultrasonic wall thickness gage.

Positector MeterPositector GLS Gloss Meter Model Selection Guide:

  • 60° Model: for measuring most gloss applications and is the preferred angle for semi-gloss
  • 20°/60° Model: for measuring high gloss to semi-gloss and calculating Haze Index
  • 20°/60°/85° Model: for measuring high-, semi-, and matte gloss levels and for calculating Haze.


This gloss meter series also features diagnosis and auto calibration functions, it has fast measurement speeds of 60 plus readings per minute, an ergonomic grip, impact resistant holster, and an auto rotating display with flip lock. It has a 2.8-inch colour, impact resistant touchscreen, selectable display languages, on-gage help, statistics mode, screen capture, Hilo alarm and RESET. Its rugged, weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant gage body makes it ideal for both field or shop use and comes with a USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power. Standard model stores 1,000 readings per probe.

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