Just wondering what the community here thinks. Do contract cosmetic chemists get requests for small batch filling and sealing from their customers after the formulation, mixing, QA, etc. is complete?
Most cosmetic manufacturing companies do not want small order quantities (less than 5k units) and often times startup brands can not afford their own filling/sealing equipment. This often is the case with squeeze tubes because achieving a professional quality looking tube seal requires specialized machinery which is very expensive.
Is there a need for a filling company to offer a service for filling the batch into tubes, bottles or jars? maybe something that is a flat fee for the filling service? What flat-fee per quantity would be reasonable for this filling/sealing service?
Would micro testing be required before and after the filling service? what are general rates for micro testing?
Thank you all for the feedback.