KIK Custom Manufacturing’s (KCM) R&D capabilities, laboratories, and other services make us the preferred “one stop shop” you can trust. Innovative product & packaging ideas and solutions keep our customers coming back to KCM as their preferred supplier.
Research & Development
From anti-aging beauty research to cutting-edge salon formulation trends, our R&D team is at the forefront of the personal care industry. In fact, we have created completely new and innovative collections for over 20 years. KCM has significantly expanded its laboratory facility in multiple locations and its recently constructed state-of-the-art Innovation Center in Ontario, California. This allows our R&D team to create award winning formulations and innovative product ideas quickly and efficiently.
Our reputation for developing and manufacturing brand name products under strict quality standards enables us to have access to many of the top brand names in personal care. For those looking for a unique program that is designed specifically for them, we have a qualified team of experts ready to create an exclusive program.
Our expert chemists specialize in formulation development for the salon and personal care industries. Our exploratory & developmental research encompasses all types of formulations (hair care, body care, skin care) and includes expertise in natural, vegan-based and luxury products.
KCM maintains a pipeline of shelf-ready personal care formulations ranging from anti-aging eye creams & luxury sunscreens to volumizing hair spray and super-hold styling serums, and partners with chemical manufacturers to bring new innovation to market.
Sample Package Development
KCM is the leading solution provider for your product sampling needs, including packets/sachets, small bottles and tubes. Our team of packaging engineers and experts routinely develop solutions for customers looking for something unique. A wide variety of packet configurations include affixed, hanging, multi-pack, rectangular, contour and 360 die cut. Content examples include:
Sustainable Packaging Solutions
KCM offers a wide variety of packaging options, including packaging designs that reduce waste and protect the environment. We are continually evaluating and optimizing our package designs to minimize package weight. Some of our sustainable packaging solutions include:
- PET for aerosol and liquid
- PET, HDPE and other environmentally-friendly plastics instead of PVC plastic, which contains harmful dioxins
- Use of PCR (post-consumer recycled material) in our packaging
- Lower-cost, light weight bottle designs
- Up to 100% recycled PET packaging capability (bottles and dispensers)
KCM works with the best companies in the fragrance industry to create the perfect olfactory match for custom amenity programs. If you have a specific fragrance that reflects the nature of your product, we can develop an entire program around your chosen scent.
Please contact us to discuss your project today.