Mix Solutions has been providing our unique services to clients since 2006. Mix Solutions is essentially a virtual company, with most services offered from our location in beautiful Uxbridge, MA. Our business structure allows to us operate with low overhead costs, providing our clients with exceptional value. Formulation work is handled onsite in a non-cGMP Research and Development laboratory environment. Audio recording takes place in our project studio, and in many off-site locations. Most personal care and pharmaceutical projects are handled directly through Pharmasol Corporation, unless they are products which are outside of Pharmasol's capabilities.
Our mission is two-fold:
Lab-scale formulation. Mixing equipment available includes Silverson L4R and Ross homogenizers, Hobart/Kitchenaid, and propeller mixers
Aerosol Flame Projection/Flashback Testing
On location recording
Portable Digital Audio recording...we can bring our recording capabilities to you!
Jim Hammer's career began in 1987 after graduating from Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy, MA), with degrees in Chemistry and Education. Employed by Shuster Laboratories, Jim worked in both the analytical chemistry laboratory, and the consumer product development laboratory. Quickly becoming very interested in formulation and cosmetic chemistry, under the direction of Dr. Bernie Siegal (Bristol-Myers, Gillette), Jim advanced to positions of increasing management responsibility with the company. He remained with Shuster until 2006, when he joined Pharmasol Corporation as the Director of Research and Development. Just prior to joining Pharmasol, Jim founded Mix Solutions.
Over the years, Jim has created many new and innovative consumer products, including health and beauty aids, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, dietary and sports supplements, household cleaners and detergents, chemical specialty products, and foods.
A member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Jim is a recognized industry expert, and frequent contributor to magazine, newspaper and website articles, including “Allure”, “Health”, “Cosmopolitan”, “Shop, Etc.”, “The New York Times”, "InStyle" and many others. A quick internet search for "Cosmetic Chemist Jim Hammer" will reveal many of his contributions to the beauty industry. You can subscribe to his blog, "Beauty and the Beast", for insights on beauty, health and fitness topics.
Outside of the product formulation industry, Jim is in the business of making music. Jim is the singer/guitarist/keyboard player with contemporary Christian musical group CrossWalk. He also performs regularly with Gospel music group Rejoice and Sing, and with worship teams at the Wollaston, MA Church of the Nazarene, and the New England Chapel (NEC).
He is a songwriter, and an accomplished singer and musician, playing multiple instruments, including electric and acoustic guitars, bass, piano/keyboards, trumpet and drums. He started recording clients to magnetic tape in the early 1980's, and since then has had the privilege to work closely with many very talented musicians, songwriters, engineers, arrangers and producers.