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Terms of Reference of the Stakeholder Committee.

Following companies have recently signed a letter of support for the  project:

The International Commission on Illumination – also known as the CIE from its French title, the Commission Internationale de l´Eclairage – is devoted to worldwide cooperation and the exchange of information on all matters relating to the science and art of light and lighting, colour and vision, photobiology and image technology.
With strong technical, scientific and cultural foundations, the CIE is an independent, non-profit organization that serves member countries on a voluntary basis. Since its inception in 1913, the CIE has become a professional organization and has been accepted as representing the best authority on the subject and as such is recognized by ISO as an international standardization body.

Rhopoint Instruments is a UK based designer and manufacturer of test equipment primarily focussed towards appearance quality.

The company was founded in 1988 as a manufacturer of glossmeters. Since this time, the product range has developed and grown to test not just gloss but many other parameters of total surface quality including Orange Peel / DOI, Haze, Texture, Defect Analysis, Shade and Opacity.

Their handheld instruments are designed to be used in both research and development and production environments in numerous industries including: paints and coatings, automotive, yacht manufacture, metal polishing, polished stone, smart phone, tablet PC and laptop covers, coil coating, printing and graphic arts, powder coating, furniture and plastics.

pab-opto specializes in measuring BSDF and consults in projects with relate to material modelling and simulation. It is based on more than 20 years of experience building gonio-photometers for BSDF measurement and project work.
Their line of PG2 gonio-photometers is manufactured and marketed by the sister company pab advanced technologies Ltd.


DM&S provides instrumentation for measurement and evaluation of object properties that affect the visual appearance of electronic display devices, for example, sparkle of electronic displays with anti-glare surfaces. We also offer hard- and software for obtaining scattering induced directional reflection and transmission characteristics from one and two-dimensional intensity distributions recorded with imaging photometers and colorimeters under line- and point-source illumination.
Contact: Michael Becker

Fogra Forschungsinstitut für Medientechnologien e.V. is a service provider for the printing industry. The objective of this research institute is to promote print engineering and its future-oriented technologies in the fields of research and development to the printing industry. Technical Committees, responsible for various specialist topics, are a central part of Fogra. In these committees, specialists from printing businesses, and Fogra staff, define industry problems which are to be studied.  The Committees fulfil a creative and a monitoring function. At the same time they characterise the work style of a collective research institute which meets the needs of the printing industry.


Elcometer Ltd. has been for more than sixty five years a world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of inspection equipment to the coatings, concrete and metal detection industry. Ever since the first Elcometer gauge was manufactured in 1947, our philosophy has been to provide industry leading, innovative, high quality products; supported by a best-in-class customer experience at a competitive price. By concentrating on these core values, Elcometer has grown into a global network with representation in over 170 countries.
Contact : Chris Beckerleg, Optical Design Specialist

Seelab is a newcomer that designs and sells goniospectropohotometers dedicated to aspect characterization of raw materials and products with optical effets. The last generation of devices, called GP, added a step forward in ease-of-use. GP are portable, fully wireless, and include a touch screen and a camera. Thanks to several illuminants and user-defined measurement angles, including specular, GP perform real BRDF capture, allowing gloss and color characterization at the same time.
Contact : Guillaume Turpin
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TQC designs and produces field measuring instruments and lab equipment for testing paint and coatings and general surface treatment.
TQC products are known for their ergonomic features and user friendliness. For special applications TQC has established the ‘special products service’. The close cooperation between the Technical Sales Department and the Research and Development department makes it possible to develop special products according to customer specification. The paint and coatings market is the main playing field of TQC and their agents. TQC is an active member of ISO, NEN, DIN and ASTM. Together with representatives from other major market players TQC tries to assist in keeping the paint related standards up to date, relevant and objective. Mr Nico Frankhuizen for example is chairman of the Dutch ISO-Paint and Varnishes group (NEN).
Contact : Nico Frankhuizen
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DITF (German Institute of Textile and Fiber Research) forms the largest textile research center in Europe with more than 300 scientific and technical staff. As the world’s only textile research facility and covering an area of more than 25000m2, the DITF work right across the textile production and value chains. Since 1921, DITF have been across all the major fields within textiles. DITF is among the leading research institutions worldwide.
Contact : Marielle Stephan