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Colour Masterbatch, Pigments, Liquids,
Additives and Purge

PlastiColors is one of the leading producers of colourants and additives in South Africa for plastics, and is located in its own factory in Sebenza, Johannesburg.

PlastiColors was the first masterbatch producer in South Africa to achieve the ISO 9001 accreditation by the SABS, which was granted in 1995, and have since obtained their ISO 22000:2018 accreditation.

PlastiColors was established 45 years ago when Quintin Maine bought Chemical Pipe & Vessel, changed the name to PlastiColors and started making masterbatch in January 1976.

PlastiColors specializes in the supply of customized masterbatches, bioplastic masterbatches, liquids, pigments, purging compounds and various additives.

Leading producers of colourants and additives.

Leading Producers of Colourants and Additives

We afford our customers the convenience of supplying any quantity they may require, from 1kg pigment blends, to 20 tonne masterbatch orders.

PlastiColors has agents in Durban, Cape Town and Zimbabwe and supplies customers in South Africa, Sub Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

Let PlastiColors help you become your industry leader.



Masterbatch Products

PlastiColors specializes in colour masterbatch and has developed tens of thousands of colours over the last 45 years.

We provide a free colour matching service from our dedicated laboratory. In addition, we supply various grades of black and white masterbatch in all polymer carriers.

Our masterbatch is available in a range of polymer carriers, such as:

  • Low and Linear Low Polyethylene
  • High Density Polyethylene
  • EVA universal carrier
  • ABS
  • Acetal
  • Acrylic
  • Nylon
  • PBT
  • PET
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polypropylene
  • Polystyrene

And can be used in a wide variety of processes, such as:

• Blown Film

• Profile and sheet extrusion

• Injection Moulding

• Blow Moulding - including fluorinated containers

• Compression Moulding

• Rotational Moulding

• Rigid and Plasticised PVC

We will help you determine which product is ideal for your needs, as well as helping you determine what dosage and production parameters are optimal to your specific application in terms of both price and performance.

Powder Pigment Blends

Powder Pigments - Mix - Compressed
Powder pigment blends offer superior performance in certain applications, and can also be more cost effective in the long term.

We offer a range of pigments for various applications, including:

  • Rigid and Plasticized PVC extrusion and injection moulding
  • Rotational Moulding of Low Density Polyethylene
  • Injection Moulding
  • Candle manufacture

Liquid Colourant

Liquid Colors

We have had huge success with our liquid range – helping customers reduce cost, increase production and improve the quality of their final product.

Our technical team would be pleased to assess the feasibility of using a liquid colourant in your production application.

We offer finely dispersed pigments in a large range of liquid carriers, including:

  • Polyols for Polyurethane
  • Phthalates for PVC
  • Resins
  • Mineral Oil

Additive Masterbatches

Plastic Additives

We offer a range of additive masterbatches to suit your needs, in concentrations and colours specific to your requirements, namely:

  • Anti-Microbials
  • Anti-Fog
  • Anti-Oxidants
  • Slip & Anti-Block Masterbatches
  • Anti-Statics
  • Blowing Agents
  • Corrosion Inhibitors
  • Clarifying Agent
  • Flame Retardants
  • Nucleating Agent
  • Optical Brighteners
  • Process Aid
  • Purging Compound
  • U.V. Stabilizers

Engineering Plastics

Engineering Plastics

PlastiColors specializes in colouring a wide range of engineering plastics to deliver a complete solution to your masterbatch needs.

We are currently at the forefront of engineering materials, such as:

  • ABS
  • Acetal
  • PET
  • PBT
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyurethane
  • Glass filled nylon

Purgex - Purging Compounds

Purgex - Purging Compounds

PlastiColors is proud to represent Purgex within the South African market. Our team is here to support you with trials and technical information related to the processing of the purging compounds.

Purgex is a world leader in purging agents and has focused exclusively on purging compounds over the past 25 years.

Purgex supplies their specialty high-performance purging products worldwide to various plastic processing industry leaders.

Purgex products are a unique chemical concentrate consisting of active ingredients that are added to various base polymer compounds to produce a range of Purgex grades for various market industries.

  • Increases customers profitability
  • Reduces purge times
  • Gives moulders a competitive advantage
  • With regular use, forms a temporary barrier which protects steel surfaces from oxidation, extending the cleaning process.
  • Extends the life of machine components
  • Increases machine productivity
  • Reduces maintenance frequency
  • Open Brochure

Vibrant Range

Vibrant Range of standard stock grade masterbatch colourants

PlastiColors introduced a new Range of Standard Stock Grade Masterbatch Colourants. The Vibrant Range includes a stylish array of colours that are food contact compliant with good heat stability that can be used in a wide range of applications across the industry.

An exciting extra offered is a transparent colour to match each solid colour, allowing the brand owner to create matching sets. It gives the control of the end colour back to the customer!

Computerized Color Matching
  • Solid and transparent sets
  • Special effect pearl and shimmer
  • No colour matching delay
  • Good heat stability
  • Food contact compliant
  • Good colour strength
  • Cost effective and affordable
  • Available ex-stock


Computerized Colour Matching

Computerized Color Matching

We also offer a “Stock” colour range – this range includes popular colours for various applications which are cost-effective and readily available.

Our laboratory facility has employed the expert colour matchers in the industry to ensure our colour is consistent every time.

We offer a comprehensive colour matching service based on computerized colour measurement technology, using the latest Datacolor Spectrophotometer. We can draw on a range of tens of thousands of actively manufactured colours created over many years in the industry.

Technical Specialization

PlastiColors has the highest levels of technical competence at its disposal, due to its long lasting experience in plastics processing, as well as through the continual training and professional development of its employees.

The quality demanded of our products and services does not only have to meet the highest international standards, but also meet all customer specific requirements.

Our dedicated technical team assists clients with product development, and frequently visits our customers to advise on production optimization.

PlastiColors was the first masterbatch producer in South Africa to achieve ISO 9001 accreditation by the SABS, which was granted in 1995.

We believe that we are an industry leader in the research and application of the raw materials we use.

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38 Mopedi Rd, Sebenza Ext 1, Edenvale, South Africa


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