Ekemini Ekpo November 13, 2017

Nylon production business is a patient goldmine business in Nigeria, which anyone with the diehard determination and zeal for business can make a meaningful profit from. Nylon finds practical usefulness everywhere – at home, in offices, in the market; for shopping, bagging and all forms of packaging.

Without exception, everyone uses nylon, directly or indirectly and in one form or the other. This, therefore, means that nylon business is good business and trading in nylon is a good thing to do.

How Is Nylon Produced?

The usual common norm is to supply and distribute nylon products, but how about starting your own nylon production business? That is what this article seeks to do – to teach you how to start nylon production in Nigeria.

This article seeks to show you the entire process involved in nylon production. This includes heating and melting of the nylon raw material using the extruder machine. The raw materials here could be B.A.S.F, Dow or Escorene. After the raw material has been transformed into a fluid state, it is then blown under pressure via a medium thereby producing polythene sheets in bales which are then cut and sealed using the appropriate machines.

Types Of Nylon Polythene bags in Nigeria

There are two main kinds of nagging polythene bags in Nigeria today include high-density polythene nylon bags and low-density polythene nylon.

The High-Density Polythene Bags

The high-density polyethene bags are named so due to their versatility, durability and strength and are used peculiarly for packaging disposables and as garbage bags.

The Low-Density Polythene Bags

The low-density quality nylon bags, on the other hand, are used mainly for packaging of food, bread, water etc. an understanding of this two kinds of nylon polythene bags in Nigeria will help you in deciding the kind of industry to focus on and which best feeds the hungry market.

Also, before you can become a successful nylon producer in Nigeria today, there are certain steps you must take for success. So, briefly, I will be running through some of the basic requirements for producing nylon in Nigeria. Take these steps seriously and reach for success in a short while.

Get Useful Experience First or Buy It

You just don’t wake up one day and venture into nylon production business in Nigeria. You need to gain the requisite experience in the industry first before you can become a successful player in the industry and make meaningful returns on investment.

You can get this experience in several ways including attending seminars and conferences on nylon production business and enrolling for online or offline courses on nylon production.  However, the best way to gain maximum experience in nylon production is to work for some time in a nylon production factory to gain hands-on experience in nylon production.

Alternatively, or additionally, it is advised that you get advice from veterans and industry experts in nylon production. These are people who have been in the industry for years and who have firsthand information on how the business is being run and/or could be run for profit maximization.

Nylon production is a capital-intensive business.  How much you can generate from the business is dependent on the start-up and operational capital that you invest in it. The good news, however, is that the business is highly scalable. So, you can always upgrade with time and as profit increases.

Operational Costs and Basic Expenditures In Nylon Production In Nigeria

A feasibility study on this will show your startup expenditure and daily operational costs sometimes you learn how to get outside funding like law to generate enough startup capital this capital u cover such expenses as purchase or lease of land labour equipment and machinery power and electricity

It has been shown that about 16 million naira is required for purchase of equipment and machinery or eight million naira if it is sourced locally made that was successful startup nylon production business about N80 million is required courses videos are not accepted that are very close to what is required meaning it could be higher or lower depending on your location and operational scale.

The 5 Basic Equipment Used For Nylon Production

Let’s now have a rundown of some of the equipment needed for the production of nylon. There are about 5 different kinds of equipment that is required for nylon production. These include the extruder blowing machine, nylon cutting machine, punching machine and printing machine.

The Extruder Blowing Machine

The extruder blowing machine is used for converting the nylon raw materials into fluid form and then into polyethene which is then moulded into the desired density, texture and colour. it cost about N5million to get a foreign made extruder blowing machine, whereas the locally produced one could go for about N13million.

Nylon Cutting Machine

Nylon cutting machine is used for cutting off the polythene sheets into various sizes according to the desired needs. About N3million may be budgeted for the exotic brand or N1million for the locally manufactured nylon cutting machines.

Nylon Punching Machine

You need a punching machine for nylon production. The punching machine is used for punching holes of various sizes and shapes which will serve as handles on the nylon bag. For the foreign hydraulic nylon punching machine, you can budget about N1million or get the locally fabricated one for about N500,000.

Nylon Printing Machine

You need beautiful designs on your nylon polythene bags. That is why you need to have printing machine. It is the printing machine that helps in creating the different beautiful designs on the nylon sheets and if you decide to go for the high definition type of nylon printing machine, you should budget around N2.5million. But if you’re going for the low definition type, that goes for about N1.5million.

Nylon Production Raw Materials

Nylon production raw materials are basically of two types and all of them are petroleum byproducts. The main raw materials are Escorene, B.A.S.F or Dow. Additives include Master Berg.

The main raw materials, namely Escorene, B.A.S.F or Dow are poured into the heating chamber of the extruding machine while the Master Berg is added as a colourant to produce the different colours of the nylon.

Estimates show that for every 2 bags of 25 kg of Escorene, B.A.S.F or Dow or mixed with 8kg of Master Berg 7 bales of polythene sheets should be produced. This when cut to size using the nylon cutting machine, should produce about 1000 pieces of 50 x 40 x 0.45 sized shopping bags.

Final Notes On Successful Nylon Production In Nigeria

Proximity With Raw Materials And The Market

So, haven’t consider all of this up to this point there is no days off are considering three things which you need to do in addition to the airport in order to have a successful nylon production business in Nigeria. Good land is a land that is situated very close to your to the markets and also in proximity to the source of raw materials he should be big enough to accommodate your machines and equipment around manpower secondly

The Need To Employ Efficient Manpower

You need to hire efficient and highly trained staff to man the equipment and pieces of machinery in your nylon production company. So, in your employer should be industrial engineers who will help in the installation and management of the machines as well as machine operators and sales executives, production managers, and receptionists, drivers etc.

You should have all necessary skilled and semi-skilled labour. It is also required that you have in your employ people who have skills and experience in nylon production business. This will go a long way in fast-tracking your success in the industry and for generation of huge returns on investment within a short timeframe.

A Thorough Market Survey And Good Feasibility Study Is Imperative

It is imperative for you to have a thorough understanding of your location, profit and gain indices as well as the challenges inherent in nylon industry within that location. This is possible through rock-solid market surveys and feasibility studies within the location where you plan to site your nylon production business.

To guide you in this direction, I recommend that you consider some of the top consumer industries as potential buyers, partners and clients of your business and they include hospitals, supermarkets, schools, pharmacies, eateries and restaurants, water production companies, traders and market women, fashion stores etc.


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