Companies that require chemical production for only a portion of their operations are likely to find that outsourcing contract chemical manufacturing to a skilled specialist can save substantial money, time and worry.
Contract chemical manufacturing providers often offer an array of services designed to meet specific client needs. The process of hiring such a firm typically begins with a full assessment of your needs. If, for example, custom chemical manufacturing is required, company representatives will work with customers to go over their formula requirements. Should a specific chemical be needed, but a formula is not yet available, the better firms can even offer reverse engineering services to assist. For customers with very specific ingredient requirements, toll manufacturing services can enable the transfer of raw materials to the chemical processor who will then transform the items into the finished chemical required.
When contract chemical manufacturing services are retained, companies benefit in a number of distinct ways. Customer companies will find more reputable manufacturers offer the equipment and expertise necessary to create finished chemicals using a variety of different processes, including combining various chemicals under controlled temperatures, chemical blending, short path distillation, molecular distillation, wiped film distillation and more.
Contract chemical manufacturing firms like InChem are able to bring these benefits to the table:
- One-stop shopping – The customer can give InChem their technology in confidence along with a purchase order, and InChem can handle the whole production responsibility, from procurement through processing and on to shipping. The raw material is converted into value-added chemicals and shipped wherever the customer wants it to be.
- Cost savings in regard to staffing – When companies rely on custom chemical manufacturing firms to handle their processing, they don’t have to have as much full-time staff on their payrolls to serve these functions. This presents the potential for major savings in salaries, benefits and other related expenses. This is especially so when processing demands skilled chemists on staff to ensure safety and regulatory compliance. Some companies also do not want to be distracted with their technology because chemical manufacturing is not a core competence. Perhaps they are a marketing oriented firm, for example. Because the products are therefore not manufactured in-house, it frees the company up to concentrate on other disciplines which are their core expertise.
- Cost savings in regard to production – Creating chemicals in-house is a costly undertaking for companies that don’t specialize in this type of production. In addition to staffing costs to cover the required expertise, companies must also pay for the necessary equipment and its upkeep. Reputable chemical manufacturing firms already have the equipment and processing space required to meet their customers’ needs.
- Quality control and risk reduction – Custom chemical manufacturing firms have special capabilities to offer the expertise, equipment and processing knowledge customers need to ensure quality results every time. This can also save customers the expenses associated with problems that may arise within a plant. If a customer performs work in-house and something goes wrong, they have to face the consequences on their own. If a custom chemical manufacturing firm is responsible for production at their own facility, they are responsible for any problems that may arise with a process. Essentially, they reduce their customers’ risk while providing the necessary quality control checks and balances along the way. This is especially valuable when the chemical components or processes involved are hazardous to humans or the environment and have to be handled with great care and skill.
While it might seem intuitive to create all materials needed for product production in-house, that is simply not always true. When the production of chemicals is required, it often makes more sense to work with a contract chemical manufacturing expert. These specialists take production concerns off the table while ensuring their customers receive precisely the materials they need, when and where they need it. In the process, they can actually deliver substantial cost savings while safeguarding customers along the way.
Contact InChem to learn more about their contract chemical manufacturing capabilities and how they can benefit you.