You are Unique,
You are Creative,
You are an Innovator!
Shouldn’t the Equipment you use everyday
Be Custom Designed
Just For You?
"We Offer Full Custom Designed Systems"
"We Give You
the Tools to Grow"
Services Willow Way
Can Offer . . .
We have many suggested systems for CP, M&P, Liquid and HP soap.
With a Willow Way Custom System, going from 600 bars per day to 1,200 bars, 2,000 bars to 4,000 bars is a snap!
We have extensive experience in all aspects of CP, M&P, Liquid and HP soap.
We can help you fill your exact needs for growth, space and cost.
Willow Way will help you plan for the future, make life easier, find more time to package, sell, design or just have more time.
We work with you, from start to finish...
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Air Soap Cutter™
Manual Soap Cutter™
Soap Pot Tipper
Why Should You
Have The Proper Tools?
Why Should You
Have A Plan?
How important are the tools of your trade?
Why is the proper equipment critical?
Say you have 10 small tray molds that you paid $250 for and they make 400 bars, a few months later you have more new customers and you need to double
this. Do you spend another $250 and plug the gap or do you see, this is going nowhere? If you grow and hopefully you are planning to, eventually you will
be forced to change. Maybe it would be better to look at making it easier to grow and finding a more profitable way to supply your customer base.
What about your own time in dealing with an inefficient method?
Is it worthwhile to make, 10,000 bars, twice as fast, over the course of a year….a month? Can you take this time and focus it into sales? Would it be worthwhile?
All you have to do is consider the role tools have played in the advance of our species.
There are many, things that can boost production, save time, make life easier. TOOLS are to us what claws are to a lion or speed is to a gazelle. A broken claw on the fore paw of a lion is a loss of
10% of it’s probability in having lunch that day. We as humans have the advantage of going beyond what we were born with. The invention of the wheel
definitely increased our status in the scheme of things but imagine how much quicker things moved with the rubber tire.
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This is where Willow Way can help. Once you have established the main system components, it is easy to step up production and volume without having to make major, formula, method and equipment changes. The last thing you want to do is change your production methods every time your needs increase. With a Willow Way system, going from 600 bars per day to 1,200 bars or 2,000 to 4,000 is a snap!
Why these materials and methods?
First off, we have extensive experience in wholesaling, CP, M&P, Liquid and HP soap. Producing large quantities forces you to invent and experiment. We have tried it all and the resulting processes and materials won out time and again.
Why don’t you use wood?
Won’t last; soaks up oils and retains contaminates, wood breaks down. It is grainy, splinters, warps, and is difficult to clean.
Why not use silicone liners or molds?
Silicone is expensive to replace. It tears
and breaks down over time. It can shrink if
not taken care of. It retains scent and must
be washed periodically. Silicone does little
good on large block pours since soap sticks
to about everything. Overall, to the
Professional SoapMaker it is inefficient and
not cost effective.
Why not sheet plastic liners?
In the long run, it’s slower and sometimes
costly. We tried this too but found that
they still require a method to hold them in
place, and soap had to be scraped off
between pours. Wrinkles can occur, soap can
slip in behind and lift them out into the
pour, ruining entire loaves of soap.
Why not Plexiglas?
First material we tried. Cracks over time due to the oils affecting the molecular structure of the Plexi. To weak for large molds.
Why not larger tray molds?
Very labor intensive. Top layer of ash has to be scraped off, hence lots of waste, tricky to pour right depth, hard to move right after pour. Poorer saponification than block molds. Per bar, a tray mold is double the cost, both in the initial mold cost and in the production and waste lost.
At Willow Way we offer many soapmaking systems; here are several suggested systems for CP soap, based on number of bars….Based on one Person.
The quantities are based on an average bar size of 3.5 ounces when dried (4 oz (114g) when cut). Your design of course will be based upon your bar size and unique needs.
Remember these are only suggestions. We can help you fill your exact needs for growth, space and cost.
Soap Cutter System
Soap Cutter System
640 Bars of Soap Per Pour (approx. 160 lbs, 72.57 kg) Approximate time to mix, weigh oils, mix lye, heat oils, measure EOs/FOs, herbs, etc; 3 to 4 hours.
Manual Soap Cutter™, Comes standard with Loaf and Bar frame, cutting time 15 to 20 min. per 160 bars, includes de-molding and racking on trays. Total time for cutting 640 bars, allowing for breaks, startup and pickup, avg. labor output, re-lining (preparing for next pour); approximately, 3 to 4 hours.
13 Gallon Oil Heater, heats your oils and holds for pouring.
Two Manual Cutter™
Pro Molds, two cells, approx. 40 lbs (18.14kg) each side.
Soap Pot Tipper, holds
80 quarts (75.71 L), will hold ingredients for both sides of a manual mold.
Soap Pot Whipper, best way to stir your batch. Approx. trace time 5 to 7 minutes.
Need to double the above to 1,280 bars? Just add two soap molds; Model MCM2C.
Want to go beyond this? Get a WW35 or WW65 Oil Heater. This will allow you to pour 400 to 500 lbs (181 to 227 kg) by yourself, easily in one day.
Want to really plan for the future….make life easier, find more time to package, sell, design or
just have more time.
3660 Bars of Soap Per Pour (approx. 800 lbs, 363 kg) Approximate time to mix, weigh oils, mix lye, heat
oils, measure EOs/FOs, herbs, etc; 8 hours.
Air Soap Cutter™, Comes standard with Loaf and Bar frame, cutting time 25 min. per 450 bars, includes
de-molding and racking on trays. Total time for cutting 3660 bars, allowing for breaks, startup and pickup, avg. labor output, re-lining (preparing for next pour); approximately, 8 hours.
60 Gallon Oil Heater, Heats your oils and holds for pouring.
8 Air Cutter™
Pro Molds, One cell, approx. 100 lbs (45.36 kg).
Soap Pot Tipper, Holds
80 quarts (75.71 L), will hold ingredients for one Air Soap Cutter™ Mold.
Easy Weigh Floor Scale, Fast, accurate way to weigh your oils right out of the Oil Heater and can be used for large batch, measurement of lye.
Soap Pot Whipper, Best way to stir your batch. Approx. trace time 5 to 7 minutes.
Need to increase the above? Just add
soap molds; Model ACM2C.
From here there are still many more options
to increase efficiency and production.
A System Designed
Just for You... will provide your business with the right
equipment for your production needs. No worries about
over-equipping or worse yet, taking orders and not being able to
fill them because you bought the wrong equipment or not enough.
Our systems are
designed to help you grow as business increases. We work hard to
provide the right pieces to complete your picture.
Save Time & Money
With a custom
designed system, you will become more productive. You will work
smarter and more efficiently. You will have more time for other
tasks. You will save money and time.
Less labor and time
means less cost per bar, per bath bomb, per bottle, etc. This =
Equals More Profit!
Our systems can
provide you with everything you need to get up and running
quickly and efficiently.
Custom Designed for You!
We work with you to
design a system that works into your budget and production
Built to Last
All of our
equipment is designed to last you for years. We don't skimp on
quality; after all, your success depends on it. We want you to
come back for more...reputation is paramount to success.
We help fit the
system into your work area. Many pieces of equipment can do more
than one task.
Call Us Today and see what we can do for your success!
"The helpful people at Willow Way have gone out of their way to
assist us and equip our business with a custom plan to fit our
needs. Their attention to detail, amazing customer service, and
extensive experience in the industry are assets that set them
apart from the competition."
LR - Murphy, NC
Manual Soap Cutter™
Soap Pot Tipper
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