Close

Specifying white plastics

Postby mike_dnhm » May 17th, 2017, 6:16 pm

User avatar

mike_dnhm
step three
step three
 
Posts: 105
Joined: February 3rd, 2009, 8:23 pm
Hi all,
This is an issue I have run into a number of times.
Manufacturers always want a Pantone colour for plastics, but a lot don't accept the plastic chips.
Obviously Pantone don't do whites as they are primarily for print applications.
I would love to get for specificity with white selection as well. The Dulux range has a great range of whites, but again, most manufacturers don't have access to this.
Any ideas, tips etc. from anyone here?
Mike Denham

Emm Design

>Industrial Design-Transportation Design-Packaging-Graphics

Re: Specifying white plastics

Postby iab » May 18th, 2017, 7:40 am


iab
full self-realization
full self-realization
 
Posts: 2407
Joined: January 5th, 2004, 6:03 pm
PPG or Sherwin-Williams spec

Re: Specifying white plastics

Postby Winslow_Harte » May 18th, 2017, 7:00 pm


Winslow_Harte
 
Posts: 16
Joined: June 16th, 2016, 6:25 pm
Location: seattle
RAL (9003 signal white for example)
Munsell has some nice neutral whites as well

Re: Specifying white plastics

Postby mike_dnhm » May 18th, 2017, 10:22 pm

User avatar

mike_dnhm
step three
step three
 
Posts: 105
Joined: February 3rd, 2009, 8:23 pm
iab wrote:PPG or Sherwin-Williams spec


thanks. have you had success with Chinese manufacturers with these?
Mike Denham

Emm Design

>Industrial Design-Transportation Design-Packaging-Graphics

Re: Specifying white plastics

Postby mike_dnhm » May 18th, 2017, 10:23 pm

User avatar

mike_dnhm
step three
step three
 
Posts: 105
Joined: February 3rd, 2009, 8:23 pm
Winslow_Harte wrote:RAL (9003 signal white for example)
Munsell has some nice neutral whites as well


I have used RAL before, and it seems to work. Still a little restricted in range.
Will try Munsell.
Cheers
Mike Denham

Emm Design

>Industrial Design-Transportation Design-Packaging-Graphics

Re: Specifying white plastics

Postby ralphzoontjens » May 19th, 2017, 1:41 am

User avatar

ralphzoontjens
step four
step four
 
Posts: 522
Joined: February 3rd, 2010, 10:20 am
Location: Tilburg, the Netherlands
Pantone has great whites from their textiles ranges. I use this to specify products and graphics. My favorite by far: Blanc de blanc.
Attachments
Pantone-Whites.png
PMS whites
Pantone-Whites.png (24.27 KiB) Viewed 2309 times
http://www.designsoul.nl
Designsoul - Product Design & Visualisation

Re: Specifying white plastics

Postby mike_dnhm » May 19th, 2017, 2:30 am

User avatar

mike_dnhm
step three
step three
 
Posts: 105
Joined: February 3rd, 2009, 8:23 pm
ralphzoontjens wrote:Pantone has great whites from their textiles ranges. I use this to specify products and graphics. My favorite by far: Blanc de blanc.


Good stuff. we may have to purchase one of the textile books.
Mike Denham

Emm Design

>Industrial Design-Transportation Design-Packaging-Graphics

Re: Specifying white plastics

Postby iab » May 19th, 2017, 9:28 am


iab
full self-realization
full self-realization
 
Posts: 2407
Joined: January 5th, 2004, 6:03 pm
mike_dnhm wrote:thanks. have you had success with Chinese manufacturers with these?


With all of them? No.

With all of them that I use? Yes.

As with everything in life, it depends.


Return to materials and processes