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Colourful Collaboration Masterbatch SA

Kahn Morbee of The Parlotones, South Africa’s premier band, says of MBSA, “You’ve gone green but still do millions of colours in a Rainbow Nation”.

A Fusion of Extraordinary Companies - PlastiColors and Banbury

PlastiColors and Banbury Chemicals have joined forces to leverage a natural synergy that exists between them: Masterbatch and Dosing machines go hand-in-hand. PlastiColors have been pioneers of the masterbatch industry for over 35 years.

Injection Moulding Fluoropolymers

At PMD 2012, learn how Fluoropolymers are being used for the containment and delivery of liquids, sprays and powders. The natural inertness, low friction and excellent barrier properties of fluoropolymers offer significant performance advantages for current and future medical devices.

PlastiColors Celebrate 35 Years

PlastiColors in Sebenza, Johannesburg specializes in colour masterbatch and has developed tens of thousands of colours over the last 35 years.
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Masterbatch SA Accredited for Food Safety

MBSA is proud to announce that it is the first and only masterbatch manufacturer in South Africa to be accredited with ISO 22000:2005

Russian fluoropolymer producer has become a member of the U.S. Society of Plastics Industry

The HaloPolymer Holding has become the first Russian company, which entered the American Society of Plastics Industry (Society of Plastics Industry, SPI). SPI is one of the most influential organizations representing the interests of market participants in the field of U.S. plastics. The membership in SPI is an important step in strengthening the Company's position in the U.S. market, which allows HaloPolymer to integrate into the international professional community


Masterbatch SA (Pty) Ltd (MBSA) and Fluoro Pack (Pty) Ltd concluded a supplier agreement late last year. This adds MBSA as one of the very few approved fluorination grade masterbatch manufacturers in South Africa. "We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Fluoropak and are delighted to enhance our product range in the interest of our customers" says Anthony van Niekerk, Managing Director of MBSA.


New additive reduces scratch & scuff marks on the surface of PET bottles. Croda Polymer Additives has announced the launch of a new PET slip concentrate under their Atmer tradename.

Arrival of latest extrusion line at MBSA

MBSA welcomes the arrival of their latest extrusion line from Continent Machinery. “Our growth continues unabated and so we constantly reinvest in order to reward our customers with ongoing improvement where it matters” says Anthony van Niekerk, MD at MBSA. The company has expanded its facility, capability and operations significantly over the last couple of years to meet the ever increasing demand. “It may be the 22nd extruder to arrive but it is no less exciting

Profitable growth with realigned plastics business

BASF aims to continue growing faster than the market with its downstream plastics.

ColorMatrix highlights liquid colour and additives at Pro-Plas


Solvay to build a new silica plant in Poland


HaloPolymer meets products safety requirements of the European Union

Fluoroplast-4, Fluoroplast 4D and Fluoroplast-4M produced by HaloPolymer have been successfully tested at the leading European laboratory IntertekChemicals & Pharmaceuticals (The Netherlands) and received certificates in accordance with the requirements of Commission Regulation (EU) 10/2011 required for the manufacturing of products intended for contact with food.

PolyOne Corporation to Expand via ColorMatrix in Africa

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – June 26, 2012 ColorMatrix, a subsidiary of PolyOne Corporation, a leading innovator of liquid color and additives for plastics, has today announced plans to open a new facility in Africa.  The new facility, which will be located in the Montague Gardens industrial precinct in Cape Town, South Africa, is expected to open in August 2012 and will support customers throughout Africa. Services will include sales, technical support and an on-site color laboratory for rapid color development.

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