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New TPG PANTONE FASHION HOME + INTERIORS Color References Produced with the Environment in Mind

TPG (Textile Paper Green) Formulation Matches Global Standards for Sustainable Manufacturing Processes

CARLSTADT, N.J., September 29, 2015 – Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced a more ecologically responsible formulation of the PANTONE FASHION HOME + INTERIORS color references, now called PANTONE FASHION HOME + INTERIORS TPG (Textile Paper Green).

The TPG formulation will replace the PANTONE FASHION HOME + INTERIORS TPX (Textile Paper Extended Range) formulation, which was redesigned to match rising global standards for sustainable manufacturing processes. Both TPG products under the FASHION HOME + INTERIORS umbrella - the Color Guide and the Color Specifier & Color Guide - will be produced without lead chromates. The 2,100 colors included in these reference books are matched within extremely tight tolerances to the former TPX paper guides, upholding Pantone’s standards for color accuracy and continuing to be essential tools for designers.

“Pantone has always been an environmentally conscious company and a keen observer of trends in our industry,” remarked Mitchell Cole, Global Director of Marketing for PANTONE FASHION, HOME + INTERIORS. “The TPG formulations reiterate Pantone’s commitment to the environment as well as our customers and designers around the world who expect ecologically responsible products.”

In creating this new formulation Pantone met the European Union’s REACH regulations, which aims to eliminate the use of lead and lead compounds in any product that could reasonably be accessed by a child and ultimately reduce the amount of harmful lead chromates in the environment. As a globally recognized company, Pantone was inspired to implement higher standards across all markets.

Pantone is committed to sustainable practices and continues to implement practices such as utilizing recycling paper in the printing plant, recycling water in the textile dyehouse and using Oeko-Tex® approved dye formations in many of their colors. The 210 new color additions to the PANTONE FASHION HOME + INTERIORS textile color system released in August also use Hunstman AVITERA® SE dyes, which reduce energy usage during production by over 50%.

Additional products to be manufactured with the new TPG formulation include replacement pages for the Color Specifier & Color Guide book, and supplement pages with the 210 new colors, which will be available early in 2016.

Pricing and Availability

The PANTONE FASHION HOME + INTERIORS TPG color reference guides will be available on www.Pantone.com and through Pantone resellers worldwide.

  • PANTONE FASHION, HOME + INTERIORS TPG Color Specifier & Guide Set- FHIP200: $795.00, £505.00, €725.00
  • PANTONE FASHION, HOME + INTERIORS TPG Color Guide- FHIP100: $225.00, £145.00, €05.00

About Pantone and the Pantone Color Institute

Pantone LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global color authority and provider of professional color standards for the design industries. Pantone products have encouraged colorful exploration and expressions of creativity from inspiration to implementation for more than 50 years. Through the Pantone Color Institute, Pantone continues to chart future color direction and study how color influences human thought processes, emotions and physical reactions. Pantone furthers its commitment to providing professionals with a greater understanding of color and to help them utilize color more effectively. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at www.pantone.com. For the latest news, trends, information and conversations, connect with Pantone on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

About X-Rite

X-Rite, Incorporated, is the global leader in color science and technology. The company, which now includes color industry leader Pantone, develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative color solutions through measurement systems, software, color standards and services. X-Rite’s expertise in inspiring, selecting, measuring, formulating, communicating and matching color helps users get color right the first time and every time, which translates to better quality and reduced costs. X-Rite serves a range of industries, including printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, dental and medical. For further information, please visit www.xrite.com.


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