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Supplied with standards calibrated and certified according to ISO 17025 UKAS.
Industries & Applications
  • Dental
  • Confectionery
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food
  • Automotive Interior
  • Ceramics
  • Furniture
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Plastics (Curved)

Novo-Curve 4 Glossmeter

  • Benchtop glossmeter, Measures at 60°
  • Suitable for both curved & flat surfaces
  • Precise measurement of small areas & irregular shapes
  • Custom adaptor jigs available
  • To ensure accurate and reliable results, the Novo-Curve 4 Glossmeter is supplied with standards calibrated and certified according to ISO 17025 UKAS


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Manufactured by Rhopoint since 1997, the Novo-Curve is the industry standard
instrument for measuring the gloss of curved and small parts which cannot be measured
with standard hand held units.

The Novo-Curve 4 is a unique instrument with specially designed optics for accurately measuring the gloss at
60° of curved surfaces and small areas. Multiple options exist to increase the repeatibility of gloss measurement
of irregular sample shape. Moveable jigging posts ensure cylindrical objects can be positioned correctly and
measured in the same place each time.

Benefits of using the Novo-Curve 4

For an exact fit for small complex shapes, a custom cutout enables the sample to measured in exactly the same spot each time

Other options for gloss measurement of small and curved parts

Rhopoint IQ Flex 60 Measuring top tether

Novo-Gloss Flex 60

The Novo-Gloss Flex 60 has been designed specifically to measure low gloss surfaces. It features an additional measuring scale with a resolution 10 times greater than standard glossmeters. This increased resolution gives a far superior level of control of surface finish. Previously only available for measuring flat surfaces, this technology is now available in a new format specifically designed for curved surfaces, as well as small and delicate parts. With the ability to measure the to measure the gloss of surfaces that cannot be accessed using traditional glossmeters, the Novo-Gloss Flex 60 Glossmeter combines the functionality and reporting of an advanced glossmeter with an ultra-lightweight remote measuring head.

Measured parameters:
• 60° Gloss GU
• 60° Gloss GUh

IQ flex 20 application

Rhopoint IQ Flex 20

The Rhopoint IQ Flex 20 quantifies surface quality problems such as orange peel and haze that are invisible to a standard glossmeter. It profiles how light is reflected from a surface. This handheld instrument has been specifically designed for the measurement of high gloss curved surfaces, as well as small and delicate parts. Flex 20 gloss measurements are fully compatible with existing Rhopoint IQ results.

Measured parameters:
• 20° Gloss
• Reflectance haze
• Reflected Image Quality (RIQ)
• Distinctness of Image (DOI)
• Goniophotometric curves
• RSPEC (peak specular reflectance)

How to choose the correct product for my application

Novo-Curve 4Novo-Gloss Flex 60Rhopoint IQ Flex 20
Measures curved surfaces
Measures small surfaces
Measures hard-to-reach surfaces
Designed for very low gloss finishes
Designed for very high gloss finishes
Suitable for mirror finishes
Custom adaptor jigs available
Benchtop instrument
Handheld instrument
Measures DOI (orange peel) and haze

Measurement advice & custom design service

Custom Small Part Adaptor System

The New Novo-Curve 4 includes an indented
platen to accept complex parts which could not
be measured on the previous instrument.

The indented platen also accepts 3D printed jigs
to allow accurate placement of small switches,
decals or irregular shapes.

Contact our experienced applications team who can advise on the best way to measure small parts curved
surfaces or difficult to measure areas- we also design and supply 3D printed adaptors and jigs bespoke for many


Simple checking of curved surfaces

For curved surfaces, the correct gloss value is the peak value identified on the sample. Continuous read mode on the Novo-Curve 4 greatly simplifies this process.

Certainty of measurement

For improved gloss control, calibrate on a standard that matches closest to your sample. Additional standards are available from matt to mirror finish.

Repeatable sample positioning

Bespoke sample securing systems allow multiple samples to be measured in exactly the same place*.
*Requires additional accessory

Novo curve footswitch

Hands free sample measurement

The optional footswitch enables the user to easily manipulate the sample for measurement

Measurement of small samples

Measure samples too small to be measured with a standard glossmeter

Custom Part Adaptors

For an exact fit for small complex shapes, a custom cutout enables the sample to measured in exactly the same spot each time

Measurement Function


Simultaneous measurement of all parameters in GU or % reflectivity, date and time stamped.


Pass / fail parameters can be defined for instant identification of non-conformances.


Displays full statistics for the readings in the current batch.

Automatic Measurement

Automatic measurements at pre-defined intervals for easy checking of large surface areas.


Graphical reporting for quick trend analysis.

Automatic Tile Detection

For faster calibration, the instrument automatically detects when the calibration standard is attached to the instrument.


Data analysis and transfer

data-transfer mock up

Software-free data transfer

USB connection to PC instantly recognises the device as a drive location which facilitates the quick transfer of CSV files using Windows Explorer or similar.


Statistical analysis via Novo-Gloss Multi Gauge software

The included software provides an easy means to measure, import and compare data and export the measurements into several other file formats, e.g. PDF, Excel® or CSV.