Need a colour quickly?

Our universal range of 122 coloured masterbatches offers the perfect solution. This selection of off-the-shelf plastic colourants provides the ultimate in versatility and functionality, at competitive prices. All 122 colours are formulated for a 1% let down rate, for use in a wide variety of materials, which means you can enhance virtually any product with a splash of colour. Whether you’re a designer, moulder or recycler – Broadway’s Universal Colour Range gives you a quick and flexible option for colouring your plastic products.

As these are stocked products, next day deliveries are often achievable (for UK orders placed before midday). With a minimum order quantity as low as 1kg, we cater for a variety of needs and free samples are available on request for line trials. All colours in our universal range are free from heavy metals and conform to EN71 and AP(89)1 regulations. Take a look below at the options available in our universal range.

Universal Colour Range

Explore our universal colour range to see if we have an off the shelf solution which meets your needs.

White

Red

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue

Purple

Grey

Black

Other

White – SU001

Compatible with: PVC, LDPE, HDPE, PPHO / PPCO, GPPS, HIPS, ABS, POM, PA6, PC, TPE / TPU
Let Down Rate: 1% to 5%
Heat Stability: Up to 280 °C (dependent on customer polymer)
Compliance: EU 10/2011 and AP89(1) compliant
Minimum Order Quantity: 1kg

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“Broadway have supported M&H for many years. They have a vast array of knowledge and work hard to support the requirements of their customers. They understand the need to respond quickly and efficiently with high quality products. I would not hesitate to recommend Broadway.”
Louise S.
Cluster Purchasing Manager @ Berry M&H Plastics
“Broadway have been a consistent factor in supplying us with hundreds of colours for almost 15 years, an efficient and customer service driven supplier who delivers on time every time. From supplying a colour plaque to delivering large lots of masterbatch on extremely short lead times, Broadway have never let us down!”
Mark B.
Operations Manager @ Synergy Plastics
“It was surprising to see how much PCR content affected the final colour. Working with Broadway was great, as not only were they able to explain in great detail how the colour can be affected, but they were also able to show us, first-hand, how it looked. By carrying out the colour matching at the Broadway site and being able to feedback on the same day, it saved us precious time on development.”
Lauriane B.
Product Development Manager @ The Body Shop
“Broadway supply a comprehensive range of colourants for the SHARPSGUARD® range of products. While the day-to-day supply of colourants happen seamlessly to meet the exacting needs of Daniels Healthcare, in the background we work closely together to develop a range of colourants and other additives to future proof the SHARPSGUARD® range of products responsibly and sustainably. Broadway’s technical expertise is second to none which provides the basis to enhance new projects efficiently and effectively.”
Marc W.
Product Development & Technical Support Manager @ Daniels Healthcare
“Broadway have been our provider for some years now in all our technical material needs – offering expert technical knowledge and advice and providing bespoke solutions. Broadway have taken the stress out of trying to keep up to date with all our technical needs and provide us with a common sense approach to incorporating new materials and additives and adapting the materials to suit. They offer an up-to-date colour match service from a very experienced team and first-class technical approach, offering fast lead times. Broadway are a very competent team. They’re always on hand when we need them to react to our needs and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable, consistent and quality focused material supplier.”
Shaun M.
Director @ Rototek
“Broadway worked with us for several months to achieve the optimal results that our customer was looking for. This project was an absolute success for our business. Our experience with Broadway has always been positive, their biggest advantage is their great customer service and response time, this combined with a very good lead time for non standard colours makes Broadway one of the best masterbatch and compound suppliers that we have worked with.”
Vasco M.
Operations Manager @ SI Protech

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul”

Wassily Kandinsky

Which polymers are Broadway’s Universal Colour Range compatible with?

Broadway’s range of 122 universal coloured masterbatches are suitable for use in PPCO, PPHO, HDPE, LDPE, GPPS, HIPS, SAN, ABS, EVA, POM, PVC, PA and PC. Shades and suitability may vary dependent on material grades and customers are advised to trial all colours before starting production.

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 let down rate should I use?

The let down you use may be dependent on the way you dose or mix your colour. Using high quality gravimetric dosing equipment it may be possible to dose as low as 1%. This means one pellet of masterbatch to every 99 (equally-sized) pellets of your raw polymer. This tends to work more effectively when moulding high volumes of components, where you have the opportunity to optimise the process at the start of a long production run. With volumetric dosing or premixing, a higher let down is desirable to achieve a consistent colour in your end components. The higher the let down you use, the greater your colour stability will be. This is especially relevant for translucent colours and can be beneficial for highly colour critical applications. Although in such instances a compounded material might be more appropriate. High let down rates (a greater proportion of masterbatch to raw polymer) will increase your overall raw material costs, as masterbatch will cost significantly more than your raw polymer. An optimal let down rate will result in lower costs, without having a negative impact on the colour consistency of your end components. A masterbatch designed for a low let down rate will tend to be ‘highly loaded’. This means the formulation will contain a greater percentage of colourant to the amount of filler or carrier resin. As pigments and dyes are expensive components in the formulation, a masterbatch formulated for a low let down rate will tend to have an increased cost per kilo, compared to a masterbatch formulated for a high let down rate. But overall savings can still be achieved as less masterbatch will be needed in production. Our Universal Colour Range is formulated for a 1% let down rate, but it can be dosed at a higher rate if required.

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.

What is the cost of delivery?

Broadway do not add separate delivery charges for production orders. For our universal range, we do charge a delivery fee of £7.50 for orders under 25kg, delivered within the UK. This charge may increase for international deliveries, please ask for confirmation when placing your order.

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