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Specifying white plastics

PostPosted: May 17th, 2017, 6:16 pm
by mike_dnhm
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?

Re: Specifying white plastics

PostPosted: May 18th, 2017, 7:40 am
by iab
PPG or Sherwin-Williams spec

Re: Specifying white plastics

PostPosted: May 18th, 2017, 7:00 pm
by Winslow_Harte
RAL (9003 signal white for example)
Munsell has some nice neutral whites as well

Re: Specifying white plastics

PostPosted: May 18th, 2017, 10:22 pm
by mike_dnhm
iab wrote:PPG or Sherwin-Williams spec


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

Re: Specifying white plastics

PostPosted: May 18th, 2017, 10:23 pm
by mike_dnhm
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

Re: Specifying white plastics

PostPosted: May 19th, 2017, 1:41 am
by ralphzoontjens
Pantone has great whites from their textiles ranges. I use this to specify products and graphics. My favorite by far: Blanc de blanc.

Re: Specifying white plastics

PostPosted: May 19th, 2017, 2:30 am
by mike_dnhm
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.

Re: Specifying white plastics

PostPosted: May 19th, 2017, 9:28 am
by iab
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.

Re: Specifying white plastics

PostPosted: July 26th, 2017, 7:30 am
by AVClub
I would try PPG or RAL.