Compounds

As a trusted manufacturer of colour and additive masterbatches, we learned that many of our customers also have a need for compounded materials. Those needing smaller lots often find that large compounders are simply not interested in producing the lower volumes they require. They can end up paying a big premium to secure the material they need. We’re fulfilling compound orders from 25kg to full truck loads, with quick turnarounds too.

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Compounding; the benefits

If you experience inconsistencies when colouring with masterbatch then Broadway’s custom compounds can offer you the solution. We’re able to run PCR (recycled plastic) compounds to assist customers in meeting their sustainability goals. We manufacture colour, additive or combined compounds, with a wide choice of polymers. Where some compounders will use an external colour house for their colour formulations, we offer complete colour control by managing the entire process in house.

Whilst customers using masterbatch have to dose and distribute their colours accurately throughout production, those using our compounded materials move ownership of this process to us. This is particularly beneficial for lighter tints, certain special effects, highly colour critical applications (such as automotive parts), or where challenges in distributing colour with masterbatch are encountered during production. This can be the case with complex mouldings or when using filled materials, engineering polymers and flame retardants. As plastic compounds contain the complete material required for moulding, they also provide a practical solution for manufacturers who don’t have access to state-of-the-art dosing equipment.

If you’re already using plastic compounds then please speak to our friendly team about your material requirements. Once we understand your specific needs, we’re always happy to provide you with a no obligation quotation for your custom compounds. You can take advantage of our free colour matching service and we can supply free samples for line trials. Even if you’re happy with the price and service from your current supplier, it’s prudent to have a secondary materials supplier on hand. If you ever encounter difficulties with your supply then having an approved material elsewhere gives you flexibility and an immediate solution. Our large warehouse offers the facility for finished goods to be held in stock. By taking advantage of our call-off service you can buy in large volumes to make further savings and ensure your materials are available exactly when you need them.

We can compound the following polymers: HDPE, LDPE, PPCO, PPHO, PET, ABS, HIPS, PBT, GPPS, PA, SAN, PETG, TPU, PLA, PMMA, PC/ABS, ASA. Our capabilities are continually expanding, so it’s always worth getting in touch if you do have other requirements. As with all our products, our compounds are manufactured under tight quality control measures. This guarantees homogeneously blended materials which our customers are benefitting from in increasing volumes.

We’ve worked with a number of customers to deliver custom compounds for specific requirements. Our Special Project Team review any niche enquiries and work with our technicians to explore solutions. We always take a flexible approach and work with each customer in a way that suits them. We continue to develop new additive compounds and masterbatches. Our new laboratory and expanded technical team have improved our R&D capacity, facilitating the efficient development and testing of bespoke materials.

Our stocked masterbatch range offers 122 colours and the flexibility of a universal carrier system, so if you need a colour compound quickly, we can compound any of these colours in the material of your choice. Please call our friendly team for more information on compatibility and pricing. We also provide a toll compounding service to process customer-supplied materials.

When purchasing compounds from Broadway, our customers should know to expect the same efficiency, value, attentive service and colour accuracy that we deliver when providing masterbatches.

 

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Why use our custom compounds?

Ease of use

  • No need to dose and distribute colour during production
  • No need to side feed additives or other constituents
  • No need to purchase polymer and a masterbatch separately
  • Reduce downtime and waste when production challenges occur

Accuracy

  • Beneficial for highly colour critical applications and lighter tints
  • Useful for large or complex mouldings
  • Improves colour consistency in filled materials
  • Can help achieve special finishes such as mottles and pearls

Flexibility

  • Available in a huge range of colours
  • Utilise special effects from our impressive portfolio
  • Include performance enhancing additives from our growing range
  • Select from a wide variety of base polymers – in virgin or PCR material
  • Source and supply your own polymer for us to compound if preferred

Broadway benefits

  • Low minimum order quantity of just 25kg
  • Competitive prices
  • Fast turnarounds – orders dispatched within just one week
  • Call-off and consignment stock services available
  • Entire process managed in house ensuring colour accuracy
  • Experts in regulatory compliance for plastics
  • Toll compounding service also available (issue all your own materials)
  • Knowledgeable, friendly team delivering great customer service
  • Over 25 years experience in developing customised plastic materials
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Which polymers can Broadway compound?

Broadway can compound many different polymers; polyolefins, polyesters amorphous and styrene polymers. These include: SAN, PET, ABS, PP, HDPE, LDPE and GP. We can run compounds with virgin material or with high levels of PCR (recycled polymer). Broadway are able to source the required polymer, or compound with customer supplied materials.

What is the cost of Broadway’s colour matching service?

A colour match will usually be free, we’ll do the match and post sample plaques free of charge. On rare occasions where specialist constituents are needed to complete the match then Broadway will be in touch to discuss any associated costs before we start work.

Can I get a free sample?

In many cases, small samples can be obtained free of charge. Please call us to discuss your requirements. Postage costs for samples will be dependant on location.

How long will it take for me to get a sample?

A colour sample from our universal range can often be delivered on a next day service. If you request a sample for a custom colour match then this will typically be dispatched within 5-7 working days of receipt of that request, along with your sample plaques.

What are the minimum order quantities for Broadway’s materials?

Universal Masterbatch: 1kg Custom Masterbatch: 5kg Custom Compounds: 25kg Universal Roto powders: Small lots available in multiples of 20kg Custom Roto powders: 1,200kg

How long will it take for my order to be dispatched?

Universal Masterbatch: From one working day (dependent on current stock availability) Custom Masterbatch: From five working days (dependent on current production schedules) Custom Compounds: From five working days (dependent on current production schedules) Universal Roto powders: From one working day (dependent on current stock availability) Custom Roto powders: From three weeks (dependent on current production schedules) Please remember to allow time for delivery. Broadway deliveries are reliant on external courier services.

Can I combine stand-alone effects with my existing colours?

Stand-alone effects can be supplied and combined with your existing colours, but this might not achieve the optimum result. Not all colours and effects are compatible. If you advise our team of your requirements we can advise on a case-by-case basis. Often it’s best for us to formulate a colour and effect masterbatch for you, as opposed to you dosing effects into your existing masterbatches.
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