The custom blending and milling of paints and coatings, pharmaceuticals and personal care products require costly specialized equipment and knowledge of intricate engineering processes. Manufacturers may not have the resources for making these products in their own facilities because acquisition of all of the necessary equipment and expertise can be cost-prohibitive. Intensive processes and complex formulations make toll processing pharmaceuticals extremely cost-effective, and provide consistency and quality control to prevent loss and ensure efficient production at the maximum yield.

Toll processing, also referred to as toll milling, toll blending, tolling, contract manufacturing and custom processing, involves a fee-for-service agreement for the custom mixing and processing of a customer’s product.  It can be used at any point in the production process from fabrication of an intermediary to the complete manufacture of raw materials into a finished product.  Custom processing services are used to manufacture products within various industries, including paints, inks, coatings, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other industries where particle size reduction is required.

Applying years of expertise in media mill technology, Custom Milling & Consulting, Inc. has developed a line of process equipment for the mixing, milling and blending of wetted materials including horizontal media mills, basket media mills, planetary mixers and ram presses. Due to the intricate formulations, blending of products and chemicals, and the complicated processes required for pharmaceuticals, outsourcing these services to CMC offers significant savings over in-house production, as well as batch consistency and expert quality control.

Other benefits of toll manufacturing include:

  • Process machinery can be tailored to a customer’s specifications
  • Technical support and knowledge of processes
  • Exclusivity and confidentiality of proprietary formulations
  • Reduction of particle size to submicron and nanometer ranges
  • Flexibility to adjust formulation or production volume
  • Specialized handling of volatile or hazardous materials
  • By-products can be preserved for generation of additional revenue
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Eliminates investments in equipment and other related expenses

CMC’s tolling services can include reaction processes, formulations, blending, mixing and size reduction, separation, agglomeration, packaging/repackaging and any combinations of these services. Toll manufacturing also enhances the areas of safety, industrial hygiene, catastrophic incident prevention and off-site/on-site environmental responsibility.  We are able to produce a wide spectrum of highly specialized formulations in test or trial-sized batches of a half-gallon to 200 gallons and production-sized batches up to 2,000 gallons in our 36,000 sq. ft. facility to meet your exacting proprietary formulations and specifications.

A sophisticated R&D laboratory, warehouses, drying and milling capacities, logistics and internal and independent quality control have given CMC the competitive advantage in the marketplace. Consider us your preferred toll processing pharmaceutical site and full logistics service provider. The unique business support we provide to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry as both a custom processing/toll milling service provider and process equipment manufacturer make Custom Milling & Consulting, Inc. the ultimate resource for the satisfaction of all of your wet processing requirements.