PlastiColors is one of the leading producers of colourants and additives in South Africa for plastics.

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Colour Masterbatch, Pigment, Liquids and Plastic Additives

Leading producers of colourants and additives

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 established 40 years ago when Quintin Maine bought Chemical Pipe & Vessel, changed the name to PlastiColors and started making masterbatch in January 1976.

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


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

At PlastiColors we pride ourselves on our quality and service guarantee, with shorter lead times, technical expert advice and superior quality. Let PlastiColors help you become your industry leader.



PlastiColors specializes in colour masterbatch and has developed tens of thousands of colours over the last 40 years.

In addition, we supply various grades of black and white masterbatch in all polymer carriers.

Masterbatch Products

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

For more details
on our recently launched
Colour Masterbatch
Value Range

See Below

New Value Masterbatch Range

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 optimal 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 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,

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

Pigments - Mix - Compressed

Liquid Colors

We offer finely dispersed pigments in a large range of liquid carriers,
  • Polyurethane
  • Phthalates for PVC
  • Resins
  • Mineral Oil
Liquid Colors

We have had huge success with our liquid colours 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 Liquid Colours in your production application.

Additive Masterbatches

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

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
  • Colour matched Polyurethane bakkie bin lining


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.

Computerized Color Matching

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.

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

PlastiColors launched their Value Range at Propak Cape Town 2017

Masterbatch Value Range

PlastiColors launched at Propak Cape Town 2017 their Value Range. PlastiColors found a need in the market for a range of standard quality colours that would be available to clients at economical pricing, regardless of volume. One of the difficulties faced within our industry is colour matching a specific colour shade for a small opportunity. This results in exceptionally high priced masterbatches as well as lengthy colour matching and production lead times.

Michelle Fleming, Director at PlastiColors, explains, "There are many clients without a specific colour shade in mind, who would be more than willing to choose one of 3 blue, red, green etc. colour shade, without having a specific pantone matched. We have formulated cost effective standard colours that will be manufactured in volume lots and will be made available to small and large users at the same per kilogram price."

To assist the convertors with moving their clients towards the ease of use Value Range, PlastiColors have prepared coloured chip sample chains that are available for their sales representatives to share with potential clients. Michelle believes that the Value Range will fill a much-needed gap within the masterbatch industry.

Michelle adds, "this development is not new science, however, we see this as another unique solution offering that PlastiColors have brought to the market, keeping us as a leading solutions provider within the masterbatch industry."

New Value Masterbatch Range

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