LOWELL, MA — The International Executive Housekeepers Association
(IEHA) and the University of Massachusetts Lowell Toxics Use Research Institute (TURI) lab
have announced that performance analysis during the IEHA/TURI High Performance Cleaning Product (HPCP) testing program will be enhanced through use of the BYK-Gardner Spectro-Guide to measure the color and gloss of surfaces before and after cleaning, according to a press release.
"The BYK-Gardner Spectro-Guide
is used at TURI to enable scientific and repeatable visual analysis of color and gloss, which are impacted by cleaning processes," said Jason Marshall, UMass Lowell
TURI lab director.
"Five initial measurements are made on the substrate or surface to get a baseline before the test soil or stain is applied. Then, five more readings are made per substrate to quantify the effect of the soiling. Test surfaces are then cleaned and measured again to determine how well the cleaning agent performed," Marshall added.
"This technology is just another example of how the IEHA/TURI product testing program will help the cleaning industry to quantify performance outcomes," said Beth Risinger, chief executive officer (CEO) and executive director of IEHA.