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Novo-Haze TX Transmission Hazemeter

  • Quantify optical quality of transparent materials such as plastic films.
  • Measure haze and total transmission according to ASTM D1003 (CIE C).
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Industries & Applications
  • Packaging

What is transmission haze?

The Novo-Haze TX Transmission Hazemeter quantifies the optical qualities of transparent materials. The two most important aspects are:


The transmission is a measurement of the total amount of light that passes through a material that is influenced by absorption and reflective properties.

transmission diagram 

In the plastic film industry the transmission measurement is related to the opacity of the material and/or the hiding power of the applied coatings.


Transmission Haze

The transmission haze is a measurement of the light scattering characteristics of a material. Haze can be due to suspended particles or contaminants within a sample or fine surface texture & contamination.

Haze measurement can be used to quantify optical characteristics of plastics and packaging films.


In packaging applications hazy films may reduce a consumer’s quality perception as packed products can look cloudy and indistinct. For plastics with haze the visibility of the test material becomes more apparent and the contrast of viewed objects is reduced.

Novo-Haze TX Transmission Hazemeter

The Novo-Haze TX Transmission Hazemeter offers fast and accurate measurement of the optical quality of plastic films and other transparent materials.

This instrument measures total transmission and haze according to ASTM D1003 (CIE C), the most important standard used in most Quality Assurance (QA) applications.

Manufactured in direct response to industry requirements, the Novo-Haze TX is offered at huge savings compared to other instruments which contain additional superfluous test methods.

Novo haze tx product
Novo haze product diagram

Uncompromising design, high quality materials and European manufacture make the Novo-Haze TX the ideal choice for any laboratory or QA environment.

User Interface

The instrument features an intuitive user friendly interface which minimises the test time and makes it an ideal choice for both Quality Control (QC) and Research & Development (R&D).

The touch sensitive interface makes it incredibly easy to use, with no complicated menu structures; all measurement functions are accessible from one screen.

Single touch button or the footswitch can be used to initiate single measurements or automatic measurement mode.

Novo haze screen and printout

At the end of the test the percentage of haze and transmittance are shown on screen.

If multiple tests are performed, statistics for the batch will be displayed and can be printed to the results printer to keep with retained samples.


Instrument & Accessories

Novo haze tx product
Light baffle
Measurement port
Touch sensitive buttons

Also included:

  • 1 x Haze checking standard, NPL traceable
  • Calibration certificate
  • 24V DC power supply with mains cable
  • USB drive

Optional Extras

CFT accessories - printer
Result printer
Sample holder
Custom sample holders


Instrument Information
Light sourceWhite light LED filtered for equivalence to CIE C luminosity function λ plus human photopic response
Measurement area14mm ø
Measurement range0 - 100%
Geometry0° / diffuse
Sample thicknessMaximum 3mm, standard instrument
Measurement standardsConforms to ASTM D1003 (CIE C)
Verified to ISO 14782, ISO 13468-1, JIS K 7361
Memory10,000 results via USB stick (supplied)
Internal memory: 99 results (for statistical analysis only)
Power supply230V / 50Hz, 115V / 60Hz
Operating conditionsOperating temperature: 15 to 40°C Storage temperature: 0 to 50°C
Dimensions580mm (H) x 200mm (W) x 320mm (D)
Packed dimensions720mm (H) x 440mm (W) x 320mm (D)
Packed weight21.7kg
Commodity code9027 5000
Order codeA3000-001
Repeatability±0.05 units SD
Reproducibility±0.4 units SD
Repeatability±0.02 units SD
Reproducibility±1.0 units SD
Free extended warranty

Free extended 2 year warranty: Requires registration at within 28 days of purchase. Without registration, 1 year standard warranty applies.

Calibration and service

Fast and economic service via our global network of accredited calibration and service centres. Please visit for detailed information.

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