Material Library

I work for a plastics company. We don’t currently have any type of material or color library for our designers. Has anyone been in a similar situation and developed a system for creating a sample chip library not only for reference, but to send out to customers? Any suggestions?

well how many different types of materials/finishes/etc are we talking about?

Pantone offers a reference library of over 1700 plastic chips in opaque, transparent, pearls etc.

http://www.pantone.com/products/products.asp?idArea=5&bShowProducts=1

the attempted library has been canned… management doesn’t see the “value” in it.

friggin great.