What Is Toll Blending?

Simon Tasker

by Simon Tasker

14th January 2013

Today I’m going to tell you a little about Toll Blending, another of the services offered by ReAgent.

Toll Blending is a bespoke service we offer to existing and prospective customers and covers toll mixing, chemical blending, formulating and toll manufacturing.  We believe that we offer one of the most comprehensive services currently available and strive to supply exactly what our customers require.

We have seen a huge growth in this area of our business over the past 18 months or so and are proud of our flexible manufacturing facility which allows us to offer such a service.  As you know, we work in accordance with numerous Quality, Safety, Environmental and People Standards including ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO14001 Environmental Management System and we hold IIP (Investor in People) status.

One of the most interesting projects we have become involved in recently was when a major supplier to the automotive industry contacted us with a precise specification and formulation for a product they were importing from theUnited States of America; they had been experiencing some supply chain challenges which were starting to have an effect on their business.

The customer specified where to buy the raw materials from and they had already negotiated the price we were to pay.  We implemented a new Quality Procedure in line with automotive practices and carried out a FMEW (Failure Mode Effect Analysis) as required in order to highlight any potential difficulties.  We then implemented a full PPAP in accordance with the guidelines.

We now manage the raw materials inventory based on customer forecasts so that we always have available the finished product when our customer requires it whilst they maintain complete control of the cost and specification of the raw material components.  We’re pleased to say that the system works really well and our customer is delighted with the level of service and quality of product.

The automotive-supplier project is just one example of a number of interesting collaborations that we have been involved with where we manufacture bespoke chemical blends to customer-specified formulations.  We are currently involved in project work for a range of customers in the surface coatings and treatments and water treatment industries.

But Toll Blending services don’t just apply to customers who know what chemicals they require mixing but rather encompasses a wide range of services and we are able to de-formulate and formulate chemicals in line with the job a customer wants them to perform.

With almost 50 years’ experience as a UK chemical supplier we believe that we are perfectly placed to offer a wide range of services working in accordance with all environmental, safety, quality and manufacturing requirements.  Our flexible manufacturing facility is backed up by solid technical expertise.


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