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Masterbatch is a solid or liquid additive for plastic used for coloring plastics (color masterbatch) or imparting other properties to plastics (additive masterbatch). Masterbatch is a concentrated mixture of pigments and/or additives encapsulated during a heat process into a carrier resin which is then cooled and cut into a granular shape. Masterbatch allows the processor to colour raw polymer economically during the plastics manufacturing process.

Applications of additive masterbatches[edit]

Additive masterbatches modify various properties of the base plastic:[1]


  1. ^ "CESA Additive masterbatches" at the Clariant web site [1]