Processing colorant materials in today’s competitive business environment presents many challenges. Equipment, labor and energy costs have increased and there is a demand for finer and finer particle sizes.  Custom Milling & Consulting, Inc., (CMC) in Fleetwood, PA, offers a wide range of custom and toll manufacturing for wet-milled applications, primarily in the inks, paints, coatings, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemical industries. Our fully integrated toll processing operation includes a wide range of grinding, dispersing and small media milling and is well-suited to high resolution electronic paste inks and additives, inkjet dispersion and specialized inks for pharmaceutical or food grade applications.

Toll manufacturing, also known as toll milling, toll processing, or tolling, allows your business to outsource milling, mixing, blending, and other processing/manufacturing processes to reduce manufacturing costs. Toll processors like Custom Milling & Consulting offer multiple mills, mixers and high-speed dispersion units that can be customized and fine-tuned to fit your ink manufacturing needs, thus increasing your capacity while minimizing your investment in expensive equipment. Run small batches of a new formulation to evaluate the results or test-market a product before putting it into full-scale production.

Other benefits of toll processing inks include:

  • No floor space, facility expansion or skilled manpower required
  • Wide variety of equipment available for different applications
  • Milling, mixing, particle reduction and delivery of products on short notice
  • Greater uniformity and consistency of production
  • Exacting filtration standards
  • State-of-the-art analytical capabilities
  • Well-equipped quality control laboratory
  • Ink dispensing in ounce, gallon, drum, or tote
  • Logistics in place for product distribution and private branding
  • Production meets all regulatory requirements

In addition to being a leading toll manufacturer, CMC is a global leader in dispersion technology, and manufactures horizontal media mills, basket mills, planetary mixers and other equipment for mixing, blending, compounding and particle size reduction. CMC has more than 25 years of experience in industrial ink and fluid technologies. Our is the ideal dispersion device for products that dramatically increase in viscosity, exhibit poor flow characteristics, or are dilatants in nature. It can also process very small amounts of material without cleavage losses, and is an excellent choice for precious metal inks and other compounds processed in minute quantities.

Consider Custom Milling & Consulting for toll processing inks as a viable, cost-effective, and reliable alternative to the challenges of in-house ink production. In addition to custom and toll manufacturing, we can provide inventory management, packaging, labeling, storage of finished products, and a wide range of other services. CMC will put our experience to work to meet your unique milling requirements and provide a turnkey solution for the manufacture of your proprietary products at competitive prices.