Whether your product is powder or liquid and whether it’s packaged in small bottles or rail cars, Royal Chemical can help you minimize logistics costs, speed delivery to market and boost your profits.
We have 60 liquid mixers and eight liquid bottling lines to fulfill all of your liquid blending needs.
We have four powder mixers capable of blending up to 7,000 pounds, including ribbon and paddle blenders.
We can efficiently package your product in virtually any size from eight ounces to rail cars.
Our five plants reach 83% of the continental U.S. and keep 250,000 sq. ft. of heated warehouse space to serve you.
At Royal Chemical we emphasize quality as our top priority. In the chemical manufacturing business, attending to all the regulations, standards and certifications requires more than just policy or words on a page. It is extremely necessary to maintain and train on all integral controls to assure documents and processes are consistent and able to achieve the highest regulatory and quality expectations.
If you’re new to the toll blending industry, or looking for more information on outsourcing your manufacturing, the following frequently asked questions may help. The Royal Chemical team is also here to provide answers and assist in your decision-making process.
Toll blending, also referred to as contract manufacturing, occurs when a manufacturer outsources any or all parts of production to a third-party company for a fee, or “toll.” Confidentiality agreements ensure the manufacturer’s work is handled with respect and formulas are not shared outside of the toll blending agreement.
Toll blending is becoming increasingly common, especially in the chemical industry where complex formulas and high costs have created space for specialized companies to handle production.
Toll blender facilities range in terms of services provided, but options can include
Services provided depend on the agreement with the toll blender and can be turnkey, where all services are provided from start to finish, or selective, where customers pick and choose the services they wish to outsource.
There are several key reasons why companies usually decide to outsource their manufacturing. They can include, but are not limited to:
There are many, many benefits of toll blending. We could fill a book, but here are some of the biggest, high-level benefits our customers value:
Many chemicals require expensive, specialty equipment not found in the average facility. Specialty equipment is also very expensive. A toll blender lets you use specialized equipment in your manufacturing process without having to pay for the new machine yourself.
Expanding your product line or geographical reach requires increased production capacity. Working with a toll blender gives you access to a secondary facility and, as is the case with Royal Chemical, multiple production locations.
Different types of chemicals have different packaging requirements. A knowledgeable toll blender will help you determine the best solution for your needs, then provide that packaging service for your end product.
Complying with regulations, especially for hazardous chemicals, can be tricky, as there are many directives that must be followed in order to avoid fines and keep employees safe. Experienced toll blenders are well-versed in up-to-date regulations around production, labeling and transportation, meaning you don’t have to worry about compliance. This can be especially helpful if you plan to ship internationally, as different countries have different regulations that can be difficult to keep track of.
As we have alluded to, one of the biggest advantages of working with a toll blender is the ultimate cost savings. Chemical processing equipment is expensive, as is the labor needed to bring a product to market. It’s a smart business decision to pay a toll blender to increase your capacity rather than investing in specialty equipment, shipping logistics, new packaging and the space and labor for increased production.
A good toll blender is experienced in precise formulation and consistency quality in cooperation with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, REACH and other standards. With a great partner, you can be assured your formulations are being made on time and within your manufacturing specifications.
There are many other benefits in outsourcing your chemical manufacturing, including technical support, formula customization, flexibility and, sometimes most important, a partner who believes in your success and has the knowledge and know-how to answer your questions.
Questions? Royal Chemical offers free, no-obligation consultations that take a customized approach to find the best solution for your business' unique needs.
Consistent & Reliable! Royal Chemical has been our blending partner for 12 years. Providing an excellent level of service, consistency in product quality, and the convenience of multiple manufacturing facilities. Royal has truly been a partner in our success and growth.
International Car Wash Products Company
Royal Chemical has proved to be an efficient and reliable partner. We use Royal to blend and package products from railcars. Their professionalism and responsiveness are top-notch.
National Chemical Distributor
Royal Chemical has provided outstanding levels of service, and consistently provides us with quality products. They make providing customer based solutions effortless. I’m hard pressed to find a company that continues to foster excellent customer service.
Major Intermediates & Surfactants Producer