About Rhopoint Instruments

Rhopoint Instruments Ltd

Rhopoint Instruments is a UK based manufacturer of test equipment primarily focussed towards appearance quality measurement. The company was founded in 1988 as a manufacturer of glossmeters. Since this time, the 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.

Rhopoint products are offered to the market via a worldwide network of specialist distributors who can provide advice and guidance on selecting the correct product for our customer applications.

Our handheld instruments are designed to be used in both research and development and production environments in numerous industries including: paints and coatings, automotive, yacht manufacturers, metal polishers, polished stone, smart phone, tablet PC and laptop covers, coil coaters, printing and graphic arts, powder coating, furniture and plastics. The Rhopoint MFFT –Minimum Film Forming Temperature measuring instrument is trusted by laboratory professionals in the leading global coatings manufacturers for measuring the temperature point of coalescence of a latex, emulsion or adhesives.

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.