Aerospace coatings company, Sherwin-Williams Aerospace is introducing an extensive colour selection programme as a new option for aviation design specifiers and paint shops.
The programme includes new exterior and interior colour selector books and fan deck sets with a wide sample range of colours, effect options, selectors with larger chip sizes (some as much as 50%), and an improvement in chip quality with higher gloss.
The new Aerospace Color Fan Deck Sets feature large samples of solid and effect selections.
The fan deck enables users to view colours in large format and compare colours side by side.
The colour system is presented in a simplified format with solid, metallic and mica colours.
The exterior selector tools feature 333 colours and the interior version features 107 – almost three-times more than the previous interior selector tool.
Each of the exterior topcoat colours is available as a single stage (mono-coat) in one of several systems, or as a basecoat-clearcoat, with options for opaques, micas and metallics.
The interior selector also shows options for solid colours, opaques, effects and textures.
“Our new colour selection system was designed to provide the most impact and assistance for the leading aircraft OEM and MRO aircraft paint applicators and scheme designers,” stated Julie Voisin, Global Marketing Manager at Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings.
“The new colour selection tools not only offer some of our popular, legacy colours but we also included exciting new colours and effects to the collection.”
The team at Sherwin-Williams conducted an evaluation process when developing the design resource, reviewing each colour and examining which colours were most frequently used in the marketplace, to establish a strong initial range of potential colours.
OEM and MRO designers were also called upon to offer opinions and rank individual colours.
“We examined evolving colour trends, compared colour ranges within the existing and proposed palettes, and considered different effects before taking our panels through review sessions where colours were thoroughly compared and ranked, until we came up with what we feel is among the finest colour collections within the industry,” stated Voisin.