Masterbatch and Pigment Manufacturers and Suppliers

Masterbatch SA

Masterbatch South Africa
Food Safety in masterbatch

Masterbatch and Pigments Manufacturers and Suppliers

Masterbatch and Pigments SuppliersMasterbatch SA (MBSA) supplies an extensive range of masterbatch, pigments and additives to the plastics industry. Our products incorporate scientific and technical excellence with a passion for creating colour in a responsible manner.

MBSA drives the following value parameters – traceability built on a world-class IT system, product engineering built by qualified technical and scientific experts, production built on superior process, and innovation built on an “open-lab” policy for customers. This value proposition is being driven by traceability and food safety packaged within the best industry lead times.

Investment in production assets at MBSA is primarily focused on capacity expansion and utilising ultra-modern equipment to maximise production efficiency.

MBSA is ISO 22000:2005 compliant which ensures that a strictly-controlled restrictive substance list as well as tightly-monitored production and testing procedures are adhered to, to ensure products that are safe for direct food contact. The wine glass and Masterbatch - food safetyfork symbol displayed on the orange  label of MBSA’s packaging provides customers with peace of mind that the product is heavy-metal free and that it can be used for direct food contact packaging applications, including food and water containers, cutlery and more.

MBSA also has ISO 9001:2008; ISO 14 001:2004 and OHSAS 18 001:2007 accreditations for quality, environmental and health & safety management systems.

Through an “Open Lab” policy a full understanding into each customer’s processes and daily challenges is gained, allowing MBSA’s technical experts to assist in improving operating efficiencies via masterbatch formulations and to advise on changes in industry regulations and product specifications.

Masterbatch is offered in two ways: as polyolefin polymer specific, with formulations available in the most common thermoplastics such as:

  • Polyolefins
    • Polypropylene
    • Polyethylene
                   - High density HDPE
                   - Low density LDPE
                   - Linear low density LLDPE             
  • PET (Polyethelene Terephthalate)
  • Masterbatch and Pigments for Food PackagingABS Polymer ( Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
  • Polycarbonate
  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)
  • HIPS (High Impact Polystyrenes)
  • Acrylic

or universal that’s compatible with a broad range of polymer bases. Dry blends or pigments are also supplied. Convertors are advised on the most suitable masterbatch for the intended application and offered easy, reliable and cost-efficient ways of adding colour and/or performance enhancers to their product.

Additives impart properties which enhance the functionality and performance characteristics of a plastic product.
Among those additives commonly used are:

  • UV stabilisers to slow down degradation through sunlight
  • Antimicrobials provide bacterial protection from healthcare infections, food related bacteria and odour control
  • Blowing agents to manufacture polymeric foams Pigment colours for masterbatch
  • Optical brighteners to brighten colours
  • Flame retardants to reduce a product’s tendency to burn
  • Anti-statics to minimise static electricity
  • Anti-oxidants to reduce degradation through heat andoxygen exposure
  • Slip additives to reduce the resistance or friction of film
  • Anti-block reduces adhesion
  • Anti-fog helps to decreases the occurrence of water condensation, all factors of particular importance in the plastic film and closure industries
  • Processing aids improve the processability and handling of certain polymers
  • Corrosion inhibitors to decrease the corrosion rate

MBSA maintains a vast electronic library of colours from which convertors can select or through the use of advanced colour matching software a colour match can be carried out to a sample provided. A directory of standard colours is also kept to facilitate selections of more commonly used colours.

Shorter machine cycles, lean manufacturing and operational efficiency are the primary objectives for converters in order to stay competitive in the market and, to assist in this quest, MBSA commits to consistent, cost effective and optimised solutions.

Contact Details

Website :

Head Office - Johannesburg

 Tel  :
+ 27 11 975 0222   / + 27 (86) 140 0107

 Fax :
+ 27 11 975 6252

 Physical :  
13 Spanner Road, Spartan, Kempton Park, 1619

Judy Kok


Export: Brian Jensen
  Cell: 082 447 8896


Cape Town

 Tel :

+27 21 552 0627

+27 21 552 0703

 Physical :
2 Warbler Close, Unit 1, Marconi Estate, Montague Gardens, 7441

Letitia Malan


  Tel :

+27 31 700 2464

+27 31 7002472

  Physical :
Unit 9 Tilt Up Park, 4 Umdoni Crescent, Westmead, Pinetown

Tafflene Govender

East London Agency

- Mark Victor
  Cell: 083 282 8850

Port Elizabeth Agency

David Bowler
 Cell: 083 974 2074
Zambia Agency

Mukund Desai
+260 21 123 4595