Published: 2010-09-23 Options:   

Gabriel-Chemie + RAL: RAL PLASTICS - New colour range for plastics

In time for the K 2010 in Dusseldorf in October, the RAL gGmbH is presenting a new colour range for plastics together with the Gabriel-Chemie Group.

With this independent plastic standard, RAL is reacting to the versatile demands from the plastics processing industry.

The Gabriel-Chemie Group is responsible for the technical implementation of the RAL colour standards in this project.

The RAL colour samples for plastics will be on show for the first time at the Gabriel-Chemie trade fair booth (Hall 5, Booth B 48) from 27 October to 3 November.


RAL PLASTICS initially covers the 100 most frequently demanded colours from the RAL CLASSIC colour collection, which is the most frequently used collection in industry. The colour scale is to be extended in the following years according to market research up to initially 200 colours.

The plastic standards from the RAL PLASTICS collection are made of 3 mm thick polypropylene. Alongside the smooth main field, there are two further fields on the standard with different surface textures as well as two graduations of 2 mm and 1mm in thickness. This multi-functionality offers the user a realistic impression of the colour effect with different material thicknesses.

As a prelude, the two companies will hold a joint press conference on 27th October 2010 at 11 am. This will take place in room 16 of the Congress Centre at the Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre and will be open to journalists and interested trade fair visitors.

About the Gabriel-Chemie Group
The GABRIEL-CHEMIE Group is specialised in the colouring and refining of plastics. The company has been in existence since 1950 and is today one of the leading masterbatch manufacturers in Europe. The independent, privately owned Group has its headquarters in Gumpoldskirchen/Austria with further production plants in Great Britain, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Russia and Germany.

About RAL gGmbH
Since 1927 RAL speaks the language of the colour world. RAL stands for precision as well as for permanence and is a worldwide recognised colour standard. RAL offers colour users in industry, handicrafts, architecture and design a versatile selection of precise colour charts with the RAL CLASSIC, RAL EFFECT and the RAL DESIGN System collections as well as the RAL DIGITAL software and the RAL COLOUR FEELING trend books. The RAL colour palette encompasses a total of 2,328 colours.

More Information:,

K 2010, 27.10.–3.11.2010, Düsseldorf, Hall 5, Stand B48

Gabriel-Chemie Ges.m.b.H + RAL gGmbH, Gumpoldskirchen, Austria + Sankt Augustin. Germany

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