RAL System

The RAL System Explained

The RAL color system standardized color definitions in a chart format. The RAL Color System established a common color language that helped end the confusion when matching or mixing colors.

RAL colour standard supports creativity by facilitating color coordination between architecture, design, and applicators. RAL colors have a 4-digit number in combination with the letters 'RAL' (e.g. RAL 9011). The first digit is a system code number (1: yellow, 2: orange, 3: red, 4: violet, 5: blue, 6: green, 7: grey, 8: brown and 9: white and black shades). The remaining 3 digits are chosen sequentially. The name of a color shade (e.g. ‘Graphite Black' for RAL 9011) is a description of a specific color, designed to help avoid any potential confusion in the creative process.

There are 3 primary RAL color collections used by powder coaters:

The RAL CLASSIC colour collection began with 40 colors in 1927 and has grown to 216 colors from the entire colour spectrum.

The RAL DESIGN system plus was created in 1993 and defines 1,825 colors specifically for finely adjusted creative applications.

The RAL EFFECT was introduced in 2007. This is a colour range for innovative industrial and product design with 490 shades including metallics.

How do you use the RAL color system with TIGER Drylac colors?

Take your pick of these TIGER Tools!

TIGER Webshop​​​​​​​

Visit us online at www.tiger-coatings.com/shop to browse through TIGER Drylac stock products, including a huge selection of RAL colors

TIGER RAL fan deck

TIGER Drylac offers a RAL color fan deck (with TIGER Drylac Product IDs) which customers can order from our website at >> Customer Color Card & Panel Order Form 

TIGER RAL color card

Our RAL color card is one of TIGER’s most popular! You can download an electronic version from the Resources section of our website, or order from >> Customer Color Card & Panel Order Form ​​​​​​​

TIGER Match Stick digital color scanner

The TIGER Drylac Match Stick is a digital color scanner that connects to your phone through an app. Scan almost any object and Match Stick will identify the closest TIGER Drylac color. Available from our Webshop at www.tiger-coatings.com/shop​​​​​​​

Talk to your TIGER Technical Sales Representative about each of these tools and how they can optimize results to help get the job done!!

By Faez Kneider

National Sales Manager

US West and Canada

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