Colour Tone Masterbatch celebrates a milestone in materials

South Wales-based manufacturer, Colour Tone Masterbatch, is celebrating twenty years of operation and technical innovation in the plastics industry .

The company, which most recently developed NIR detectable pigments to facilitate an increase in mixed-materials recycling, says that it intends to continue to develop new, innovative products to bring to market, as well as delivering a highly responsive service.


Managing Director, Tony Gaukroger, says the company prides itself on a flexible approach that allows it to meet demands from a wide variety of plastics processors, including injection moulders, blow moulders, profile/sheet extruders and processors of film and fibres.

Mike Boswell, Managing Director of Leicestershire-based plastic raw materials distributor, Plastribution, said Colour Tone offers “the perfect combination of quality products, excellent service and innovation”.

What makes the company, unique, he added, is its ability to combine the supply of natural polymer with corresponding quantities of colour masterbatch at short-notice, allowing plastics processors to enjoy a small lot, short lead-time, match-make source on a J-I-T basis.

In addition to its newest products and flexible service, Gaukroger says he will continue to encourage processors of PVC to self-colour their material – something that he has written several technical articles about – in order to demonstrate the savings to be made.