BREAKING THROUGH TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPOUNDS

CUSTOM PURPOSE-BUILT PLASTIC COMPOUNDS

SOUTH AFRICA’S INDUSTRY LEADING SPECIALITY MASTERBATCH AND SPECIALITY ADDTIVES MANUFACTURERS

Continental Compounders are specialist plastic masterbatch manufacturers, based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. We test, develop and custom manufacture rigid and flexible PVC & thermoplastic elastomer compounds and service a large share of the SubSaharan plastic-making market, as well as 45 countries through Europe, South America, Australasia, and Africa. With both our PVC and Engineering divisions, we currently have the capacity to produce 60 000 tons of compounds per year.

WORKING TOGETHER WITH OUR CUSTOMERS

It has always been our mission to work together with our customers to make high quality custom pvc and thermoplastic compounds that are tailored around their manufacturing processes and products. Which is why we spend a great deal of time in understanding our customers and their unique businesses.

Our team works tirelessly to ensure that our end-product works perfectly for its intended purpose, visiting our customers’ facilities, watching how they work, and suggesting areas that they can improve on in their production line. We also provide onsite calibration so that we can rule out any ‘kinks’ in the system which may impact the shaping and forming of our plastic compound products. We don’t stop until we find the perfect solution to our customers’ problems! 

We have many years of experience in working with different types of manufacturers – in industries ranging from automotive to cabling – and in outputting world-class compounds that are industry-specific. 

EXCEEDING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ON SOUTH AFRICAN SOIL

We are a proud South African manufacturer and work to elevate the status of research and development as well as production and manufacturing within our country, across its boarders, and beyond its seas. We don’t just work to meet international standards but aim to far surpass them, setting the bar high for ourselves and others.

CUSTOM COMPOUNDS ON REQUEST

While we have a large supply of various master batches in stock, we can also create custom, purpose-built plastic compounds on request. We make different types of additives to assist in a number of different manufacturing processes, such as extrusion, injection moulding, blow moulding, vacuum extrusion (pipes & tubes) and blown film extrusion.

ADDITIVES WE SUPPLY

CHANGE THE AESTHETIC APPEAL OF PLASTIC PRODUCTS

APPEARANCE ADDITIVES

We have a sizeable selection of master batches that can be added to change the aesthetic appeal of plastic products. These can change plastics to have a matt or gloss finish, or they can change the plastic’s colour. However, we encourage our customers to seek our advice when adding colourants, as the way in which you add colour to your particular plastic can affect its behavioural properties.

INDUSTRIES WE SERVE

We supply our quality batches to manufacturers in the following industries:

automotive
industrial
pharmaceutical
confectionary
footwear
packaging
rigid extrusion
injection moulding
flexible extrusion
cabling

TYPES OF PLASTIC WE WORK WITH:

engineering compounds

Our Engineering Compounders division works with thermoplastic elastomer compounds. These are robust plastics which can be melted and repurposed.

pvc compounds

Our Continental Compounders department deals with PVC Compounds. PVC is a synthetic plastic polymer, which can be made into rigid or flexible form.

FOUR DECADES RESEARCHING AND DEVELOPING PLASTIC COMPOUNDS
BELIEVE IN WORKING OUTSIDE OF CORPORATE SILOS
CONTINUAL INNOVATION THROUGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

We have spent over four decades researching and developing compounds and continually improving their quality. At every turn, we strive to foster a culture of continual innovation within our company and push the limits of plastic compound manufacture.  

Our strength lies in our technical team who believe in working outside of corporate silos and bringing together the knowledge acquired from each department in order to deliver the best results. 

Our fully kitted laboratory allows us to pass our compounds through a number of rigorous tests to determine their strengths and weaknesses, and ultimately work towards improving the quality and properties of our compounds.

SUSTAINABILITY IS OUR PRIORITY

In our plastic testing and compound production, we take care to handle plastic responsibly. We view plastic as a precious resource and believe it should be treated as such. Continental Compounders are founding members of SAVA (Southern African Vinyls Association), and we encourage and enforce international best practices for our PVC products and processes. We promote the safe use of additives, such as Heavy Metal Free (HMF) stabilisers and pigment, and we actively work to expand our recycling capacity and involvement in recycling programmes. We are passionate about recycling and work to tread as lightly on the planet as possible in order to leave no footprint behind. We do this to secure a better future for generations to come.

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS OF QUALITY

We are 9001:2008 accredited, which means we are dedicated to the quality of our products and to ensuring that they consistently meet international standards. The proof of this is in our supply of specialised compounds throughout Sub Saharan Africa and global markets.

LEVEL 4 BBBEE

As plastic masterbatch manufacturers, we are fully BEE compliant, adhering to inclusion at all levels of our company, from the ground up. With a special focus on skills development, we aim to upskill individuals within our company to uplift and empower them.