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  • manufacturing phytoceramides

    Posted by Anonymous on July 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Due to tariffs& customs duties, phytoceramides are pretty expensive here in Mexico. How difficult is it to manufacture phytoceramides? What kind of equipment and costs would I be looking at.If I could produce the product here and get the price down, there’s a big market here waiting to be tapped. Any help here would be appreciated. In advance, thank you for your time

    Bobzchemist replied 9 years, 11 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Anonymous

    July 24, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Seems like no one on this forum knows anything about ceramides.

  • Bobzchemist

    July 25, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Some of us know quite a bit about ceramides. However, knowing the chemicals, how to formulate with them,  and how they work or don’t work physiologically is a far cry from being able to talk knowledgeably about how to synthesize or extract them.

    Chemical synthesis, extractions, purifications, etc. are not really functions usually/ever asked of cosmetic chemists. We understand how chemicals are put together generally, and most of us can follow along with a chemical process flowchart, but to get advice on how to produce chemicals and/or scale-up production, you will need to talk to organic chemists and chemical engineers. It’s like asking a dermatologist to do heart surgery…
    Unfortunately, this is information you’re most probably going to have to pay to find out, either with a consultant or by doing the research yourself.
  • OldPerry

    July 31, 2014 at 10:36 am

    A cook can know a lot about making omelets without knowing how to raise chickens.

    Most of the people here are formulators not synthesis chemists.

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