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Pantone adds 203 colours for polyester

Thursday, 28 June 2018
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Pantone has introduced 203 new colors curated for polyester materials used in athleisure, footwear, swimwear, sleepwear and the home and fashion accessories markets.

“In today’s culture where color plays an important part in our visual identity, we see an increasing desire for more saturated colors that help us stand out; colors beyond those formulated for natural fibers; colors whose appearance displays greater hue intensity,” according to Laurie Pressman, vice-president, Pantone Color Institute.

“Our new polyester offering addresses this demand for a deeper level of coloration, resulting in a comprehensive mix of colors relevant across design industries including all fashion- and lifestyle-driven markets, as well as home furnishings.”

Dyed on 100% warp knit polyester, these products can be used for color management in polyester, poly-blends and other synthetic materials.

The new Pantone Polyester Swatch Set is composed of 203 new colors, ranging from neutrals to eye-popping neons that are not available in the existing cotton library and cannot be reproduced in cotton with the same degree of clarity or intensity.

Intended to complement the existing Fashion, Home + Interiors system, the polyester standards are available in three formats that will be familiar to fashion and home designers as their essential tools for inspiration and color management, while affording the assurance in consistency that Pantone provides:

Polyester Swatch Set: a convenient storage case for all 203 colors in new 2x2” removable swatches for color selection and palette development.

Polyester Swatch Cards: individual colors in 4”x4” swatches that unfold to 4”x8” for optimal color visualization, specification and instrumental evaluation.

Polyester Spectral Data: exact dye recipes for each color to help expedite achieving color intent in production.

The Polyester Swatch Set is now available worldwide, with Swatch Cards and Spectral Data to follow this year. To learn more, visit



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