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What is Custom Synthesis?

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We offer a range of services, with custom synthesis one of the most important with our customers. That’s why we’ve put together this blog to help readers understand a bit more about custom synthesis, and how it can benefit your company.

Who would choose custom synthesis?

Businesses who may have developed a new drug will want to certainly go down this route. They generally have to find the right supplier and make sure they sign a confidentiality agreement, to keep their new creation a secret.

Either the step by steps are provided, or merely a list of instructions which once completed will give the finished results.

Is it for large scale orders?

Not normally, once a product becomes large scale then you’re into contract manufacturing territory. Custom synthesis is brilliant for testing or trialling a product, as well as making something secretive in small doses.

If something needs fine-tuning, then this is an ideal opportunity to finalise things, before sending it out to a wider market.

Why not just make it in-house then?

Generally, pharmaceutical brands, unless absolute powerhouses in the industry, will opt to outsource the making of their product. They can’t afford the high costs of employing experts in chemistry all the time, as well as having the facilities to accommodate making the product.

By working with these experts, they can finalise certain details, make any small changes needed and perfect their product. Once this is done they can move onto the larger contract manufacturing option.

What are the benefits of custom synthesis?

  • Lower costs
  • Reduce waste
  • Saves valuable company time
  • Requirements are always to exact scale
  • Syntor’s team of experienced staff can make sure it is outsourced to the best locations

Many customers not only want to save time and effort but by outsourcing, they can benefit from having the help of experts in the field of science and technology. These highly skilled individuals will be able to deliver the finished product as expected and to the correct time-frames.

How can Syntor Fine Chemicals help?

Pharmaceutical companies may also offer smaller brands and businesses the chance to use their facilities but they’ll usually make you pay a premium for it. At the end of the day they’re likely to be a competitor, and they wouldn’t want to give a competitor a big advantage by letting them use their facilities, unless they are financially rewarded for doing so.

Syntor doesn’t have this problem however, with no ties or loyalties to certain brands, we can offer the job for a fair price. Our cost-effective outsourcing solutions are highly rated, with synthesis and adaptations of current processes no problem at all.

If you are interested in working with us at Syntor, you can request a callback by filling in the form here.

Custom Toll Manufacturing vs Contract Manufacturing

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A question we get asked a lot at Syntor Fine Chemicals is exactly the one above, and although people may think they’re similar, there are a few major differences that can separate the two.

We’ll put the following in Layman’s terms, helping you hopefully by the end have a better understanding of the differences, and what may be most beneficial to your company or business.

To put it simply, what are the differences?

For custom toll manufacturing, a company will send either their raw materials or partly completed products to a 3rd party manufacturer, who will then complete the product for a few products.

Contract manufacturing works in a very similar way, however, you are leaving the chosen manufacturer to source the raw materials to.

Custom Toll Manufacturing – the good and the bad…

There are many advantages to custom toll manufacturing, such as being able to control the quality and cost of the materials you provide.

You also know there won’t be any unexpected costs, with the outsourced company charging a set fee per item usually.

Another benefit of outsourcing is that more than likely your product will come back complete with packaging and labelling – ready to sell the minute it returns.

There is a negative to this method, however, due to the need to provide the raw materials yourself; you’ll have to pay to get them shipped to the manufacturer, something that can prove extremely expensive especially if that company is overseas.

Contract Manufacturing – the good and the bad…

A popular choice for companies who may not have the warehouse or production space themselves, or simply have a product that can be outsourced fully.

In essence, you have the master plan and product, but another manufacturer is making it for you from scratch.

By doing so, you miss out on any of the shipping costs that custom toll manufacturing occurs, beating the middle man.

However, leaving everything to a contract manufacturer can have a few downsides.

You’re effectively handing over your whole product to someone else, if you haven’t worked with them in the past then there’s no saying you’ll be happy with the finished article. They could leave you with something substandard, or perhaps nothing at all.

If you have built up a longstanding relationship then the above point won’t matter, but you may not have total control of costs, as someone else is doing all the buying for you.

Why Syntor?

We know how difficult the two types can be to find, but not here at Syntor Fine Chemicals. Our production sites in India and China are well respected and have benefitted from training and support from our UK personnel.

Our Contract Manufacturing and Custom Toll Manufacturing services are always evolving, as we aim to be one of the world’s go-to companies.

We believe what separates us from the rest is a personal service like no other. We get to know your company first and assist at every single stage of the process.

Our suppliers deliver time and time again with excellent products, and our track record is second to none, you only have to speak to any of our current and past clients.

If you are interested in working with Syntor Fine Chemicals, get in touch either via phone or email on 01928579865 and

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Disadvantages of using Agrochemical Products

The main issue that arises out of using Agrochemical products is the fact that they are chemical based. These are synthesized in laboratories and are then indirectly consumed by the general population. Some predict that this could produce health hazards, especially for young people consuming such products.

Lastly, if these chemicals are used in a place, which is not monitored correctly, they can render the soil completely devoid of natural fertilizers and leave behind toxic waste which makes the land uncultivable for the future.

These are just some of the views we have on this particular subject. If you wish to share your opinion please feel free to get in touch with us here. Alternately, if you have found this article and are looking to us for services you can take a look at the full range of products we manufacture here.

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