International orange

International orange

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International orange is a color used to set things apart from their surroundings, similar to safety orange, but deeper and with a more reddish hue. The color is related to scarlet.

International orange in human culture

Aerospace Industry
* In the aerospace industry, international orange is commonly used to indicate test parts, wiring and equipment.Astronautics
*The Advanced Crew Escape Suits, pressure suits worn by NASA astronauts on the Space Shuttle, also use this color, as opposed to the lighter shade of safety orange used by the United States Air Force's high-altitude suits. This is also planned for the new Constellaton Space Suit systems that astronauts will wear after 2010.Engineering
* The Golden Gate Bridge is painted international orange. The international orange paint used on the Golden Gate Bridge is specially formulated to protect the bridge from the danger of rust from the moisture of the frequent fog that rolls in from the Pacific Ocean through the Golden Gate to San Francisco Bay.
* In accordance with air safety regulations, the Tokyo Tower is painted in white and international orange.Yacht Racing
*International Orange is also utilized in the United States Coast Guard's racing stripe.


* Schneider National paints their trucks "International Safety orange".
* The World Football League utilized "international orange" (instead of the traditional white) for the stripes on their footballs. The league also painted a short "international orange" mark on the field at the two-yard line.

See also

*List of colors
*School bus yellow

External links

* - the 12-page 1975 GSA-approved specifications for International Orange paint, including other "formulas"

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