Product formulation is a unique and highly technical challenge, but Element’s experienced chemists can support you on your journey toward product improvement or new product development.

Small batch manufacturing allows manufacturers to experiment with new formulations for personal care products, cosmetics, consumer and household products, paints, pesticides, plastics, and more to create a final product that meets their specifications. Element’s precision and expertise ensures that customers will achieve a small batch product that is accurate and can be successfully scaled to a much larger manufacturing endeavor.

Overcome challenges with small batch manufacturing

Within our state-of-the-art facilities, Element helps customers gauge the changes needed to make their small batch manufacturing a success. We routinely work with customers to help them analyze the basic constituents of their products, which helps to eliminate problems and, ideally, leads to product improvements. Many of our customers require small batch analysis and reformulation services for their finished products or products in development, and teams of experienced scientists work alongside our customers to overcome their challenges and achieve working solutions that enhance product designs.

When product formulations face challenges with stability or shelf life, our expert scientists provide careful analysis to effectively spotlight areas for improvement. Element’s knowledgeable and highly skilled scientists perform a variety of chemical analyses to determine if the formula needs to be revised, either by adjusting the quantities of specific components within the current formula or swapping out components entirely in order to achieve the desired result. In other instances, a contaminant, such as machine residue or a surfactant, could be detracting from the performance of the product, which can also be identified with thorough and targeted chemical analysis.

A wide range of industries consult with Element for product formulation and analysis. We assist manufacturers and innovators that produce leading personal care and household products, industrial materials including paints and coatings, agricultural products such as pesticides, and more. Our goal is to help our customers create a successful small-batch formulation that meets performance specifications, allowing them to progress seamlessly from development to larger-scale operations.

Consultative small batch manufacturing support

After our scientists gain a thorough understanding of a formula with our chemical analysis services, product formulations can then be reconfigured and modified to meet our customers’ goals. Element can assist with data-driven new product development or help improve an existing product. Working in small batches allows our customers to identify and eliminate problems with an existing formula, try out alternative ingredients to reduce cost or reach a new market, or to develop and test an altogether new product. New formulations or changes to existing formulation can create unforeseen challenges, and small batches provide opportunities to test for stability, evaluate aesthetic or functional properties, estimate cost for larger-scale production and more.

As we work with our customers to create a customized plan of action, we help to define areas for improvement, recommend specific testing methods and procedures, an provide expert insights every step of the way. Element’s cutting-edge capabilities help customers precisely target areas for improvement, detect potential contaminants from machinery or the manufacturing environment, and identify ingredients that may be having unintended impacts on the final product. Even seemingly minor changes in product formulation or production processes can have a massive impact on the final product. Trust Element’s knowledgeable scientists to provide the insight you need through expert small batch manufacturing. 

The Element advantage

Element does more than mix ingredients: our scientists provide analytical and consultancy services to help your company address problems with a formulation or achieve a specific outcome. Our skills and experience in many top commercial industries give us the insight to provide tailored solutions. We will work with you to create a plan of action and bring your product from small batches to full-scale manufacturing.

Contact us for a complete overview of services that can help you overcome formulation challenges and produce a superior product. Regardless of your industry, we have an expert ideally suited to meet your needs.

Our team of over 9,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.