To manufacture gummy vitamins at scale, high-quality molds are essential. Molds are one of the simpler, lowest-tech components in your production process, but they’re just as integral as your heavy machinery.
In this gummy manufacturing buyer’s guide, we’ll cover everything your team needs to know before purchasing custom gummy molds, including:
Low-priced, low-quality gummy molds may create a handful of problems for manufacturers, including the following.
Budget gummy molds typically use standard shapes, such as gumdrop shapes. This restricts a manufacturer’s product design options. Ideally, your team can either choose from a large variety of shapes or create your own custom designs to meet brand specifications and honor licensing agreements.
Inferior gummy molds may be appropriate for home bakers who are working with gummies as a hobby. However, market-variety molds aren’t built to withstand professional manufacturing processes.
When subjected to heavy use and industrial-grade equipment, these molds are likely to break down. This results in high replacement costs and manufacturing delays that negate the initial savings gained from a lower purchase price.
If your company operates as a contract manufacturer for pharmaceutical clients, your production capabilities must be flexible and dynamic. Cheap gummy molds may fail to meet some clients’ rigorous quality standards or unique design requirements, thus limiting your team’s potential client base.
While market variety molds hold back your production options, high-quality custom molds open up new opportunities and improve efficiency. Here are the advantages of purchasing custom molds from a superior supplier.
The durability and customization of high-quality gummy molds helps you better serve consumers as well as contract manufacturing clients.
If you can offer sophisticated customization options to your contract manufacturing partners, this becomes one of your team’s greatest sales assets. Offering more options to your clients improves your odds of repeat business and attracts clients that other manufacturers are unable to serve.
Working with market-variety molds restricts your design options to a few standard shapes.
When ordering high-quality custom molds, your design freedom brings these benefits:
High-quality gummy molds are built to withstand industrial manufacturing. Scaled-up gummy manufacturing involves:
Budget molds are unlikely to last long in these conditions. However, molds made with industrial-grade materials are durable and built to handle repetitive use in very high and very low temperatures.
At Gummy Technologies, we can work with your manufacturing team to create custom gummy molds. Together, we’ll complete the following steps.
First, you provide Gummy Tech with the basic gummy mold design that you have in mind. You’ll provide a sample mold or a simple drawing. You’ll also provide info about your production machinery and the desired weight of your gummies.
After receiving the basic specs for your gummy molds, Gummy Tech creates a dimensional drawing of your design. The drawing incorporates your team’s creative vision along with your performance requirements.
After your team approves the dimensional drawing, Gummy Tech produces a price estimate for your custom molds. The quantity and timeline for your order are arranged at this time.
Following approval of your cost quote and payment of a deposit, Gummy Tech begins fabricating your custom molds. This process usually takes between 4-6 weeks. After completing the fabrication process and receiving the final payment, we provide notification that your molds are en route to your facility.
At Gummy Technologies, we help pharmaceutical manufacturers build successful gummy production operations. Along with custom gummy molds, we supply the industry’s best production machinery, packaging equipment, and quality control tools.
To learn more about custom gummy molds, contact our team of experts today.