About Rhopoint Instruments

Rhopoint Instruments was established back in 1988 and was founded as a manufacturer of glossmeters. Based in the south east of the UK, they are now a leading manufacturer of test equipment primarily focussed towards appearance quality. Their product range has developed and increased to test not just gloss, but many other parameters of total surface quality including orange peel / DOI, haze, texture, defect analysis, shade and opacity. 

Rhopoinproducts are available via a network of specialist distributors worldwide, who can provide advice and guidance on selecting the correct product for customer applications. 

Rhopoint Instruments handheld products are designed to be used in both research and development as well as production environments in various industries including: paints and coatings, automotive, yacht manufacturers, metal polishers, polished stone, smart phone, tablet PClaptop covers, coil coaters, printinggraphic arts, powder coating, furniture and plastics. The Rhopoint Minimum Film Forming Temperature (MFFTmeasuring instrument is trusted by laboratory professionals in the leading global coatings manufacturers for measuring the temperature point of coalescence of emulsion, adhesive or latex. 

In 2006 Rhopoint Instruments acquired the Hanatek range of packaging test equipment, testing many parameters in order to provide manufacturers and users of packaging material with consistently faster packaging speeds. 

Rhopoint Instruments Premises Since 2013


Rhopoint Instruments manufacturing and office site, 2013


Latest Product Information

Introducing the Rhopoint ID - The world’s first imaging transmission appearance meter

Designed for transparent or translucent materials it measures all aspects of see-through appearance with a high correlation to human perception. Perfect for blown and cast films and any flat planar materials manufactured from glass, plastic or similar transparent material.

Uniquely the Rhopoint ID can characterise the customers perception of the material in real world conditions - it is able to measure “in contact” or with a separation distance between the viewed object and test material.