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Specifying white plastics

May 17th, 2017, 6:16 pm

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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?
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May 18th, 2017, 7:40 am

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PPG or Sherwin-Williams spec

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May 18th, 2017, 7:00 pm

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RAL (9003 signal white for example)
Munsell has some nice neutral whites as well

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May 18th, 2017, 10:22 pm

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iab wrote:PPG or Sherwin-Williams spec
thanks. have you had success with Chinese manufacturers with these?
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May 18th, 2017, 10:23 pm

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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.
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May 19th, 2017, 1:41 am

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Pantone has great whites from their textiles ranges. I use this to specify products and graphics. My favorite by far: Blanc de blanc.
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May 19th, 2017, 2:30 am

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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.
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May 19th, 2017, 9:28 am

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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.

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July 26th, 2017, 7:30 am

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I would try PPG or RAL.
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