During the injection molding process, picking the best color for your product is an essential step. There may be several factors that go into choosing a color for injection molding products including safety, attractiveness, differentiation from a competitor, or FDA compliance. There are multiple methods of color matching for injection molding including Pantone match and physical match. Let’s dive deeper into using pantone match for injection molding products.
Why Choose Pantone Match for Injection Molding Products?
Pantone match is the widely used color key across the world, especially within the engineering industry. Whenever we assist our partners with choosing a color for their product, we direct them to the Pantone color key. The online catalog and color finder tool helps you pick from 1000’s of colors. If you are trying to match a physical color, keep in mind that on different monitor screens, the color can appear differently.
Other things to consider when picking a color for your injection molding products are environmental conditions, chemical resistance, and FDA compliance.
FDA Compliance for Color Matching
If your injection molding products need to be FDA compliant, it’s important to work with a US manufacturer that understands FDA compliance and creating medical grade and food-safe products. When achieving complete FDA compliance, not only does the base resin need to be safe, but the pigments within the product color as well.
Other Things to Consider When Choosing a Color for Injection Molding Products
While using Pantone match for injection molding products is the most common way for color-matching products, there are other things to consider as well. There is also physical color match and special effects including translucence, glitter, pastels, and fluorescence. If you are interested in any of these methods, your US manufacturer can help steer you in the right direction.
Importance of Color in Injection Molding
Choosing the right color for your injection molding products is an important decision for your business to make. At Extreme Molding, we will help walk you through the process and give you advice on what methods and colors we think will work best in manufacturing. If you have an idea for a new product, contact us today to see how we can help.
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