- Feb 10, 2018
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How To Start a Nylon Production Business.
One of the good businesses you can venture into in Nigeria is the "nylon production business". This business is quite a profitable one, as the demand for nylon is on the high side. Nylons are needed daily for individual and business purposes.
The raw materials used for the production of nylons are made from petroleum. They include Escorene, Dow, A.S.F and Master Berg. Master Berg is the colouring agent for producing different colours of nylons. The Dow or
B.A.S.F or Escorene is what is poured into the heating unit of the extruder machine.
Types of Polythene Bags
There are two most sought after types of polythene bags in Nigeria; high density and low density polythene bags.
1. Low Density Polythene Bags: These nylon bags are mainly used for bread packaging, clothes packaging, food wrapping, , water sealing and many more.
2. High Density Polythene Bags: These bags which are notable for their strength, versatility, and durability, are commonly used as garbage bags, disposables, for packaging etc.
Starting a nylon business takes a great deal of steps and understanding. You need to get your business registered and obtain the necessary documents. However, the following tips will guide you on how you can go about the nylon business successfully;
1. Gain Some Experience!
It makes no sense to venture into a business you know nothing about. You can attend seminars and trade workshops to develop and empower yourself.
You can also approach people who are into the business to put you through. Note that it is better to approach someone who is not sraying in your locality. Your neighbors might not give you a detailed information in order to avoid competition.
2. Source for Start-up Capital
The size of the business will determine the capital you need. Try to make an estimation of the amount you need, considering land purchase or lease, equipment, labour, electricity and generator, and other additional expenses. Depending on the location, you might require a budget of N10 million – N30 million.
3. Perform a Market Survey
A thorough market survey is very important to determine identify your target market. It must be done within the area you decide to site your nylon production business.
Almost all Nigerian businesses require the nylon bags, including pharmacies, water production companies, eateries and restaurants, Traders, Hospitals, bakeries, supermarkets among others.
The survey will give you an insight to the quantities you might produce.
4. Secure a good land
Secure a good land in a perfect location for your nylon production plant. Ensure it is spacious enough to accomodate your equipments and have enough working space for your workers. To reduce transportation cost, try to situate your plant close to the source of raw materials.
5. Hire Experienced Employees
You have to hire competent hands to work in your nylon production plant. You will need engineers to deal with the machines. You will need employees in different areas pertaining to the business. You can make use of recruiting agencies to help hire them.
There are several machines used in the production of nylons. Some of the machines are:
• Extruder Blowing Machine:
It works by converting the raw materials into liquid, then to polythene sheets, and which can then be moulded into the desired density and colour. The extruder blowing machine (foreign) will cost you about N4 million – N5 million, while the local one could be gotten for around N1 million – N5 million.
• Nylon Cutting Machine:
This machine is responsible for cutting the polythene into the various sizes which are needed. The nylon cutting machine (foreign double checker machine) should cost you around N3 million or more, while the local one would cost you about N1 million or more.
• Punching Machine:
This machine particularly punches holes of various shapes which will serve as handles. The punching machine (foreign hydraulic) will cost you around N1 million, while the local one will cost around N500, 000 – N800, 000.
• Printing Machine:
This machine is for creating designs on the nylon sheets. The high definition of this machine will cost you around N1.5 million – N2.5 million, while the low definition will cost you around N1.5 million.
This business is a profit generating one that can grow rapidly and expand if you diligently invest your money and time.