and Filling— and Filling—
Working With a Contract Partner Working With a Contract Partner
Contract packaging/filling experts share insights and detail some
overlooked basic considerations brand owners should keep in mind
when working with a contract partner toward creating a successful
beauty product and beauty brand.
Chemolee Lab Corp.
The Filling Station
Vice President of Operations
Quality Design And Packaging, Inc.
Q: What are some of the
basics a brand owner
working to introduce a new
line or extend a line should
know when choosing a
Christine Lee: There are many points
to consider when selecting a contract
packager/filler. First is location; shipping
is not cheap. How close or far is it to your
distribution centers? Also, each filler
will have strengths and weaknesses in its
capabilities, so brands will need to find
a filler that is best at filling their type of
packaging in the most efficient way.
It should also be FDA approved if it is
making OTC drugs (like sunscreens) and
be current good manufacturing process
(cGMP) compliant, which gives you the
confidence that it has adequate quality
control and other checks in place to
perform professionally. And by all means,
go visit the filler if possible.
Christopher White: Whenever we meet
with a new customer, speaking about long-term goals is foremost, as short-term results
do not help either of us. Also, [a contract
partner must be] honest about what the
company does best.
Judy Cervantes: Perhaps the most
important thing is whether that contract
packager is going to deliver the finished
product on time. With any new launch,
time is super important, and a brand owner
needs to feel confident that when she says,
“I need this completed by Friday of next
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