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RAL 9006 White aluminium

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This page shows RAL color 9006 called White aluminium. This color appears in the category White and black hues, part of the collection RAL Classic.

In other languages, this RAL color has the following names:

Dutch:Blank aluminiumkleurig
German:Weißaluminium
French:Aluminium blanc
Italian:Alluminio brillante
Spanish:Aluminio blanco
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Important: on computer screens RAL colors do not appear completely authentic. Use the color impression on this page as a reference only. We recommend to purchase a physical RAL color fan deck to be sure of the correct color. You can have a RAL color fan deck for as low as €13.95.

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Color sample

There is one major difference on RAL 9006 and RAL 9007 from the rest of the 213 RAL Classic colors, which are all opaque colors in different hues suitable for all colored materials. With every new edition these color samples can be produced within a very precise tolerance. This does not hold true for RAL 9006 and RAL 9007.

Both colors originate from the corrosion protection program of the former Reichsbahn (German state railway). They were mandatory for corrosion protection of steelwork (train stations, bridges etc.) and rolling stock (roofs etc.). The colors also had similar functions in the former German air force and navy. They were never intended to be used for decorative purposes. RAL 9006 is essentially produced using aluminum particles, and RAL 9007 with iron oxide in a layered structure with small amounts of aluminum powder. The Reichsbahn registered all its colors with RAL to enable it to use them as references when placing orders. Therefore RAL 9006 and RAL 9007 were included, but since the 1970's their inclusion has led to misunderstandings.

Recently metallic colors have become popular for all sorts of architectural uses (window frames, shop floors etc). RAL 9006 and RAL 9007 were then used by the market to indicate requirements, even though there was no uniform finish in existence for the standards. In addition, both colors need a transparent layer in order to use them for decorative surfaces. This often results in a classification as a special coating at a special price level. Problems often occur when RAL 9006 and RAL 9007 are specified, when the use combines coatings of various types (paint, varnish, powder coatings). Differences in color are very common. Therefore RAL recommends the use of RAL 9006 and RAL 9007 for corrosion protection only and not for decorative purposes.

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HEX code:#a1a1a0
RGB code
Red:161 (63%)
Green:161 (63%)
Blue:160 (63%)
CMYK code
Cyan:0.00%
Magenta:0.00%
Yellow:0.39%
Black:36.86%

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It's a risk to make a decision based on the display of a color on a computer screen. To be sure of the correct color, we recommend to use a physical RAL color fan deck. On this website you can buy a RAL color fan deck, starting at only €13.95.

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