6 Steps To Become a Nylon Production Company

How to Start a Nylon Production Company – Sample Business Plan Template

To successfully start a nylon production company, you need the following:
  1. Adequate knowledge about the business
  2. Technical knowledge on how to product the nylon
  3. A practical business plan
  4. A good location that is close to your target customers
  5. The production machines
  6. Employees (unless you want to run a one-man business)

Challenges of starting a nylon production company

Aside the common challenges such as finding customers, raising capital, getting a good location, etc that entrepreneurs face in business; there are two distinct challenges you are likely to face as a nylon producer, especially when you are doing business in a developing country like Nigeria. They are:
  • Poor power supply – Epileptic power supply is one of the challenges most small scale manufacturers face in Nigeria. This will invariably increase your recurring expenditure as you would have to run your business on generator if you want to survive.
  • From my interaction with people who are into the nylon production business, I came to understand that sourcing for the machinery can be quite a problem; especially when you are looking at expanding the business. The machine you need to produce nylon can be fabricated locally but if you are moving into large scale production, you may need to import your machinery.
The problems listed above are some of the basic challenges you will face in this business.
  • What are the raw materials and where are they obtained from?
The raw materials for nylon production are bye products of petrochemical processing that are obtained from refineries. These main raw materials are polythene and polyethylene. Other basic petrochemical products from which nylon is made include Escorene, Lupene, Dow, B.A.S.F., and so on.
These materials are abundant in petroleum-rich countries with many functioning refineries. But manufacturers in other countries import the materials from Indonesia, Korea Republic, and China.
  • Which machinery is required for nylon production?
Here, I am assuming that you want to start a small nylon production plant, which does not require huge capital to start. So, all you need is the semi-automatic nylon-cutting machine with punching blades.
There is a separate designer component, which contains a decorating printer that prints your desired designs on shopping bags. You may not have to acquire this component, as you can sub-contract the design and printing aspect. If you are looking at small nylon bags that bear no designs, then you won’t need this component at all.
If you have small capital, you can start with the locally fabricated, semi-automatic machinery mentioned above. But if you can afford the cost, it is best to acquire a fully-automatic machine, which is much more efficient.
  • How are nylon bags made?
Polythene bags are made by heating and cutting rolls of film. Rolls of sheeting or tubing are fed through a machine. The machine then draws out the rolls into segments of specified length, cycles to place a seal on each segment, and cuts off each segment to make an individual bag.
The rate of production of nylon bags depend on the size and thickness of each bag produced. Small and thin bags are produced at rates as high as 70,000 bags per hour, while large and thick bags are produced at rates that could be as slow as 2,000 bags per hour.
Cheaper and smaller manually-operated machines and semi-automatic machines are usually powered by a 220-volt electric motor, but the automatic types are powered by greater components.
In the automatic machine, cutting and sealing take place in quick succession once the machine is switched on. Being automatic, the device gyrates on its own and automatically goes off upon completion of production or upon exhaustion of the roll of polythene fed into it. However, punching is done semi-manually by the puncher.
Depending on the desired styling of the bag, the upper end of the bag is punched to form a fanciful handle. This is done after the basic cutting and sealing operations. The bags are packed in hundreds and punched at a time. After punching, the final products are then packed into bigger sheets and sold in wholesale prices.
Do you really have chances of succeeding in this business?
The answer is an emphatic “Yes.” Although there may be many players in your country’s nylon production industry, supply is yet far from being saturated in most countries due to the constantly huge demands. So, there is a ready market for the products everywhere at any time.

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