4Life Director of Manufacturing Phil Simonsen: “We now produce 75% to 80% of all 4Life products at our Vineyard manufacturing plant. This includes approximately 97% of all 4Life encapsulated products.”
Monthly formula blending production now averages 16,780 kgs (37,000 pounds) per month at a rate of 635 kgs (1,400 pounds) per blend. Six encapsulation machines generate anywhere from 500,000 to 1 million caps per day, depending on demand.
Chief Global Supply Chain Officer Nate Buhler: “Our NSF-registered facility generates 4Life products for the world. We’ve doubled our square footage and added a new 140 cubic foot blender that can handle 1,360 kilograms, or 3,000 pounds, of material ingredients.”
After blending, formulas are dispensed into new super sacs that hold anywhere from 270 kgs–360 kgs (600–800 pounds) of material ingredients for the company’s top-down powder fill line, which is calibrated to fill 30 bottles per minute.
Simonsen: “Our production is state-of-the-art and includes a dual head augur, weigh station, metal detector, cap placement instrument, induction seal, and hybrid steam shrink tunnel because we’ve moved from a traditional label to a full container sleeve.”
After the bottle exits the steam tunnel, Manufacturing team members perform a final, hands-on quality inspection before the final 4Life Transfer Factor® products are boxed for worldwide shipment. The packaging line produces between 400,000–600,000 bottles per month.
4Life, the Immune System Company®, and the first to bring transfer factor research to market, has offices in dozens of countries to serve the company’s worldwide customers.
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