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toll processingToll processing, also known as toll manufacturing, has exploded in popularity for a variety of industries. At Conversion Technologies International, we are proud to be a toll processing company, that serves the needs of customers in a variety of industries.




We regularly serve as a toll manufacturer for companies requiring:

  • Adhesive coatings
  • Laminating
  • Slitting and Die Cutting
  • Roofing
  • More

Read on to learn more about the benefits of toll processing. Specifically, we’ll discuss why household name companies including Clorox, Ford, DuPont, Firestone, and others have turned to CTI over the years.

What Is A Toll Processing Company?

Toll processing is the process by which a company outsources some of its manufacturing needs to a material processing company, such as CTI. The hiring company provides the raw materials needed, and CTI performs the necessary service, using those materials.

In other words, if ABC Corporation hires CTI for lamination services of their products, CTI becomes the processing company. The fee paid to CTI from ABC Corporation for this service is the “toll”.

What Are The Benefits of Toll Processing?

There are many benefits to partnering with a toll manufacturer. Here is a detailed look at 10 reasons companies choose to outsource some of their production needs.

1. Fast Processing

Toll processing companies offer large facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and expert staff. This, of course, helps expedite production times for the hiring company. When you choose to have an outside company known for their lamination expertise take control of your product lamination, you speed up your production.

2. High-Quality Materials

Companies that specialize in certain manufacturing services are bona fide experts in that process. So, you can count on receiving consistently high quality from an established toll processor. Since your company provides the raw material (unlike in a contract manufacturing partnership), you can be certain that only the high-quality materials you select are used in processing.

3. Expedited Customer Delivery

When you speed up production times, you also expedite the final product delivery of finished goods to your customers. Consequently, when time is of the essence, and your customers need their product, outsourcing to a toll processing company is an advantage.

4. Cost Savings on Equipment

You won’t need to buy expensive equipment if you partner with a toll processor. We have the manufacturing equipment necessary to fulfill the needs of clients in industries such as:

  • Aeronautic
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Products
  • Fiberglass
  • Insurance
  • Medical
  • Office Furniture
  • Packaging
  • Rolled Goods
  • Textiles
  • Vinyl and Paper Laminates
5. Company Savings Passed on to Customer

Because of the significant savings, you can realize by partnering with a toll manufacturer, you can pass those savings on to your customer. Consequently, this can help give you a competitive advantage in the market.

6. Production Flexibility

Hiring an outside company for processing gives you enormous flexibility. This is because you can decide to switch from in-house to a company offering toll processing service at any time during the production cycle.

7. Customized Formatting and Packaging

When it comes to customization, you can’t go wrong with a toll manufacturing company like CTI. CTI is respected for providing endless possibilities when it comes to formatting and packaging.

8. Manufacturing Expertise

Toll manufacturers must be manufacturing experts or else they won’t last long. CTI, for example, has been the gold standard since 1993. We proudly adhere to all industry standards, such as ASME and ASTM.

9. Streamlined Logistics

As your toll manufacturing partner, CTI streamlines logistics for you. We can assist with offsite warehouses, storage, delivery, and more.

10. Reduced Capital Investment

We are in our fourth decade of business. This means that we have acquired, upgraded, and heavily invested in all the latest equipment innovations over the years. We’ve also trained our team, extensively, and boast a huge facility. All of this means that you don’t have to splurge on space, equipment, training, etc. We help you keep your capital investment down, as your toll processing company.

FAQs About Toll Processing at Conversion Technologies International

What industries does CTI provide toll processing services for?

We proudly serve a wide variety of industries, including but not limited to:

  • Aircraft
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Consumer Packaging
  • Consumer Products
  • Furniture
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Roofing
  • Textiles

Where is your contract processing facility located?

Our state-of-the-art production, research, and development facility is in West Unity, Ohio. We have been here for almost 30 years.

Does CTI offer contract manufacturing, in addition to toll manufacturing services?

We do! We are happy to secure the materials you need and provide the services you need, as a contract manufacturer. Or, feel free to provide your own materials and we’ll be glad to serve you as the best toll processing company you’ve ever worked with! We provide a variety of services including coatings, laminating, slitting and die-cutting, and more.

What materials are you equipped to handle at CTI?

We are experts in handling materials including, but not limited to:

  • Acrylic
  • Acetate
  • Fabric
  • Latex
  • Neoprene
  • Plastics
  • Polyester
  • Rubber
  • Silicone
  • Urethane
  • Wood

Don’t See Your Question? Contact CTI Today!

Please feel free to reach out to CTI with any questions. We offer free consultations for new, existing, and long-time clients. Moreover, we invite you to tour our facility, to learn more about our incredible capabilities. Our goal is to make your manufacturing process as seamless and efficient as possible, by serving as a trusted partner. That way, whatever your finished product may be, it will be of the highest quality. So, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Email your questions or give us a call at 419-924-5566.