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?
PPG or Sherwin-Williams spec
RAL (9003 signal white for example)
Munsell has some nice neutral whites as well
thanks. have you had success with Chinese manufacturers with these?
I have used RAL before, and it seems to work. Still a little restricted in range.
Will try Munsell.
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.
With all of them? No.
With all of them that I use? Yes.
As with everything in life, it depends.
I would try PPG or RAL.
I don’t know if I’ve ever worked with a vendor that didn’t accept a “golden sample” to use as a reference. This is still my favorite way to do it, cut a reference material in half and send one piece to the vendor and keep the other for color matching (if you can find something you want to match in real life of course). You would be amazed how many times I’ve been to a vendor in Asia and their Pantone book is completely sun faded… and the unfaded Pantone was matched perfectly, it just didn’t match my Pantone book kept in a closed cabinet away from sunlight…