*CLARITY | Haze Meter | Transmission | Color | MIZA TrHz-55

Clarity Haze Meter TrHz-55 with Transmission, & Bonus Color Spectrophotometer measures translucent materials to ASTM D1003 | D1044
SKU: HB-30200
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Manufacturer: MIZA

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MIZA TrHz-55 CLARITY, Haze, Transmittance & Spectrophotometer Advanced Model

The MIZA TrHz-55 CLARITY, Haze, Transmittance & Spectrophotometer "Color" instrument is a transmission-based haze instrument that measures both solids and liquids using a spectrometer sensor for higher accuracy and extra measurements. The TrHz-55 is our most advanced benchtop for laboratories that want to have an efficient instrument doing many measurements using reduced table space.

The MIZA TrHz-55 Clarity, Transmission HAZE Meter model comes with the industry's best warranty of three-years.  This instrument was designed for both vertical and horizontal positions. The design is sleek and has the latest advancements in optics and software. 

Transparency” is a vague description of a material characteristic, whether a liquid or a sold. Products require different solutions. Packaging for a meat product in a grocery store should be extra clear or transparent, while plastic bags are semi-opaque to keep its contents private. Transparency involves the combination of reflection, transmission, and absorption of the translucent material. Another characteristic also visible to the human eye is the haziness or cloudiness of a material. Haziness or HAZE can be characterized by the scattering of light. Scattering is also divided into Narrow and wide-angle scattering. Our instrument measures the latter or wide-angle scattering. Wide-angle scattering occurs at >2.5° from the perpendicular to the material. ASTM D 1003 and ISO 13468 measurement methods present different measurements. Note this instrument does not measure liquids in a horizontal position. 

ASTM D1003 refers to two test procedures that cover the evaluation of specific light-transmitting and wide-angle scattering properties. The two test methods under ASTM are Test Method A and B. Test Method A uses a Haze meter while Test Method B uses a spectrophotometer. The better and more accurate test method is A which uses a Haze Meter. These results offer slightly higher value and have greater repeatability. Our MIZA Model TrHz-22 uses the total hemispherical luminous transmittance. This is accomplished by placing the planar product against the entrance port of the sphere which we call the "Haze Port"

Quality Control personnel use these Haze meters to standardize the quality of a product for specification purposes.

ASTM D 1003 uses illuminants A and C while ISO 13468 uses Illuminant D65.

The TrHz-55 comes standard with a 21mm opening Aperture and a measurement spot of 16.5mm in diameter. Optionally we also have measurement spots of 10mm, 7mm, and a 5mm aperture. 

We also have a model for very small objects and for curved or tubular translucent products, "TrHz-77". This haze meter is a specialized model with slit openings of 1 or 2mm wide x 21mm long aperture openings.  Custom measurement sizes available upon request. The small aperture can measure a curved sample.





Features & Advantages with the MIZA TrHz-55

Our Imbotec MIZA Clarity, Transmission HAZE Meter easily measures all translucent materials. These include plastic packaging film, clear PVC, LCD panels, glass and more.

 Features and Advantages with the TrHz-55

  • Our Transmission HAZE Instrument also measures using the transmittance compensation measurement method offering a higher accuracy result.
  • Longest Industry Warranty of three years
  • Ambient light has no effect on the measurement.
  • Conforms to international standards ASTM D 1003, ASTM D1044, ISO 13468, ISO 14782, JIS K 7361, and JIS K 7136.
  • Uses all three standard illuminants: A, C, and D65 for HAZE and Total Transmittance measurement.
  • Advanced optical measurement sensor using a spectrometer / spectrophotometer.
  • A five (5) year warranty for a Long-lasting, stable, high-quality LED light source
  • The open measurement area offers no limitations on sample thickness size.
  • Easy and quick positioning of samples for maximum throughput.
  • The TrHz-55 utilizes a large 5" Touch Screen Display for an easy-to-read interface.
  • Improved reliability with a stable, high-quality light source that comes with a 1,500 hr warranty.
  • Measurements are performed in three seconds.
  • One step Calibration
  • Fast 3-second measurements are standard.
  • Sales & Service & Warranty & Repair are all done here in North America.
  • More Accurate and Precise than competitive instruments.
  • Best Value and Maximum  Affordability guarantees the best value on the market.
  • Low Initial Cost & Lowest Cost of Ownership over the years.
  • Free - onsite SETUP and TRAINING at customer location in Mainland North America for one day, INCLUDED for FREE.  (approx.  value $3k) 
  • Free - Purchase one set of Haze Standards and get the Transmission set included for free. (value +$2k)
  • An Easy Decision.

Comes Complete with:

  • Transmission HAZE Meter TrHz-55
  • With the purchase of one set of 5 checking standards, you get both sets of Transmission & HAZE Standards when one set is purchased.  
  • Compensation Port Cover
  • Calibration Cap
  • Certificate
  • USB Cable
  • Software
  • User Manual
  • Setup at Customer location (no travel during a pandemic)
  • Training at customer location (no travel during a pandemic)
  • Warranty Instrument: 3 Years
  • Warranty Lamp: 5 Years based on 1hr/day

MIZA Transmission & Haze Standards

  •  ASTM   D1003, D1044
  •  ISO     13468, 14782

Haze ASTM D1003 Standards

Haze Standards (5 in Set)

ASTM D1003 states that Haze Standards are required for periodic verification of accuracy.



Transmission Haze Materials Measured

This instrument was designed to measure the Packaging Industry’s requirements as well as plastic sheet or tubes or glass and curved glass and many other manufacturer's products.

  • Acrylic tubes
  • Glass tubes
  • Curved samples
  • Plastic film
  • Acetate
  • Polyester film
  • Mylar
  • Vinyl film
  • Glass
  • Colored film
  • Dark film

Haze Glass samplesPlexiglass Haze SampleHaze Plexiglass plastic sample




What is Transmission Haze?

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 is measured in percent. Haze is calculated by dividing the Diffuse Transmission by the Total Transmission in percentage. Normally CIE Illuminant C is used for these calculations.

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


Meat with hazy packaging

In packaging applications hazy films may reduce a consumer’s quality perception as packed products with haze affected films 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.




  • Instrument: Three Year
  • Each Additional Year Extended Warranty (optional for +15%/Year, maximum 4 years
  • Lamp: Five Years




TrHz-55 Transmission  Haze Specifications



  MIZA Transmission HAZE Meter TrHz-55



  Chromaticity Value:  A, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9,
  F10, F11, F12,   CMF, U30, DLF, NBF, TL83, TL84

  Spectral Response

  CIE Luminosity function y (λ)


  Spectrometer (higher accuracy)


  0° / diffuse

  Measurement Area

  21mm x 1mm (5/32"), optional 2mm (5/16") or other size

  Sample Port

  1 x 21mm (13/16")

  Sample Thickness

  145mm (5 11/16")

  Measurement Range

  0 - 100%

  HAZE Repeatability

  ±0.01 units

  Transmission Repeatability

  ±0.01 units

  HAZE Resolution

  0.01 units


  20,000 readings

  Power Supply

  120V / 60Hz

  Operating Temperature

  10-40°C (50-104°F)

  Storage Temperature

  0-50°C (32-122°F)

  Dimensions (LxWxH)

  598 x 247 x 366 mm (23 ½ x 9 ¾ x 14 3/8")


  ASTM D1003, D1044, ISO 13468, ISO 14782, JIS K 7361, JIS K 7136


  5” LCD Touch Screen


  3 Years for Instrument,

  5 Years for lamp


  HAZE,Transmittance(T), Spectral Transmittance, Clarity "C%"

  CIELab, Lch, CIE Luv, XYZ, Yxy, Lab, MI, CMYK,  Whiteness Index
  (ASTM E313-00, ASTM E313-73,CIE/ISO, AATCC, Hunter, Taube
  Berger Stensby)

  Yellowness Index (ASTM D1925,ASTM E313-00,ASTM E313-73) 

  Tint (ASTM E313-00), Metamerism Index, Milm

  APHA,Pt-Co,Gardner,Color Difference (ΔE*ab, ΔE*CH, ΔE*uv, ΔE*cmc(2:1),
  ΔE*cmc(1:1), ΔE*94, ΔE*00)




Accessories   Model #
  Transmission Checking Standards 4 pieces      TrHz-99
  Transmission Standard 0.3        TrHz-991
  Transmission Standard 0.5        TrHz-992
  Transmission Standard 0.7        TrHz-993
  Transmission Standard 0.9        TrHz-994
  Haze Checking Standards 5 pieces      TrHz-98
  Haze Standard 1HU        TrHz-981
  Haze Standard 5HU        TrHz-982
  Haze Standard 11HU        TrHz-983
  Haze Standard 19HU        TrHz-984
  Haze Standard 30HU        TrHz-985
  Cuvette Table & Sample Holder for TrHz-22    TrHz-89
  Thin-Film Sample Holder for all TrHz Meters   TrHz-96
  5mm Haze Aperture for TrHz-22      TrHz-94
  7mm Haze Aperture for TrHz-22      TrHz-93
  10mm Haze Aperture for TrHz-22      TrHz-92
  Cuvette for Liquids 10mm light path, 40x10mm      TrHz-91
  Cuvette Cell 64mm Dia. X 40mm H    TrHz-90





Spare Parts Available


  Spare Part      Model #
  USB Cable       SV-50440
  LED Light      SV-50480
  AC Adapter (24V/2A)     SV-50470
  User Manual (pdf) **confirmation needed**      SV-50410
  Haze Port Cover     SV-50450
Soft Film and Liquid Holder (TrHz-80)  
  Compensation Port Cover (TrHz-82)  
Calibration Cover   HB-50240
Copy of a Certificate  SV-50520