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Munsell NEMA Color Standards Family

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Safety color standards help increase safety through the use of a uniform color standard. It’s the reason all stop signs are red, highway direction signs are green and most signs indicating construction are orange. In the U.S. wire and cable industry, the color of the insulation indicates the purpose, for example, the color white represents neutral and the color green represents ground.

But what would happen if a manufacturer didn’t have good color control over the production process? The red stop sign could easily shift to a lighter shade or a more orange shade. The lack of uniformity in color reproduction can become safety issue if left unchecked.

That’s why Munsell developed the NEMA Safety Color Standards family on behalf of National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA) and the American National Standard Institute [ANSI Z535.1-2006 (R2011)]ANSI. Each color standard helps ensure repeatable color reproduction to within an acceptable visual color range or color tolerance from the Munsell NEMA Color Standard.

Use the Munsell NEMA Safety Color Standards to specify color to manufacturers and for incoming product inspection to verify that the product you received visually matches the color you specified.

Find a Munsell NEMA Safety Color for Your Product

Order your NEMA Safety Color Standard today.  Each standard is 8.5″ x 11″ and is produced with paint on paper.