Did you know? Pantone Plastics Standards Explained


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Pantone Plastics Standards Explained

11 January 2019

Pantone Plastics Standards Explained Pantone Plastics Standards Explained
Pantone Plastics Standards Explained

The right tools can make all the difference

Colour plays a critical role in a product's success and yet is one of the most challenging and time consuming steps in the design and manufacturing process. Starting with the right tools gives you the ability to accurately communicate and control your color choices so that you can realise your creative vision.

Our plastic chips are the answer to decreasing the designer roundabout from pre-production to final product. The Pantone Plastic Chip provides a physical standard that can be utilized throughout the entire design process.

Pantone Plastics Standards Explained

Colour Communication exclusively for plastics saves time and money

Now you can save time and money by using a comprehensive colour system created especially for plastics that is supported by an international network of colourant suppliers and masterbatchers. Whether using our plastic chips to match our Fashion Home and Interior guides or our PMS Graphic system, using Pantone plastic chips for your colour communication will shorten the lead time of your colour development process by making your colour matching procedure more efficient and ensuring consistent colour reproduction.

Pantone Plastic Chips have over 4000 on-demand colours that can be cross referenced to both our Graphics (PMS) and Fashion, Home + Interiors systems (FHI). We also create custom colours through our Pantone Color Institute (PCI). Custom colours can be applied to many different resins including: Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Thermoplastic Elastomer or Thermoplastic Rubber, ABS, Polystyrene.

From Concept to Control, and Inspiration to Production

Using the Pantone Plastics Colour system to select, specify and manage your colour choices gives you the ease, control, confidence and precision you need to turn your dream into a reality. Pantone can help you easily translate your client's brief and brand direction into an approach that is friendly to both your design process and the budget.

  • Relevant and comprehensive colour assortment
  • Over 4,000 ready-made plastic chips that are shipped with their development formulations
  • Ideal for developing palettes or matching design sketches
  • Enables colour choices to be communicated in a plastic medium
  • Provides Quality Control Team with a reference of all colours being used in production
  • Each chip is identified with a PANTONE colour number that references either our graphics or FHI collection
  • Available in both curated sets or individually