How To Start A School Chalk Production In Ghana

It’s not an exaggeration to state that school chalk
production is one of the most lucrative business in Ghana.

This is because of the ever increasing numbers of public
and private schools. Primary and secondary schools, as
well as universities and polytechnics springing up all over
the country.

All the classrooms in all the schools in the
country make use of chalks on daily basis and these
chalks has to be produced.

The average number of schools per street in most parts of
the urban areas is 2.

Almost all the schools make use of
chalk on a daily basis. This means there is a serious
investment opportunity in school chalk production in
Ghana.

If you have thought of this business as a possible goldmine,
then your thinking is as good as mine.
Do you know that the demands for chalks
has been on increase for the past 10years ?

Various researches has proven that there is serious need
for this product in the market, and you can be part of it.

Here are some facts: Schools must buy chalk on daily
basis.

The numbers of schools in the country are on the
increase and will continue to increase. The market is never
saturated and you have nothing to fear.

There are constant
demand for school chalk in the market and so much that
you can’t run out of business.

These has created a very big investment opportunity to
individuals who wants to venture into small scale school
chalk production business.

Please give it a second thought
and follow this tutorial.

How to Start The Business

Starting this business doesn’t require huge investment.

In
fact, you can start chalk production in your small room or
within your compound. You don’t have to build a factory or

buy huge machine equipment.

A chalk molding machine, packaging materials like
polythene bags, branded cartoons, and two personnel.

One
for production and one for packaging, these are all you
need to get started right away!
The Chalk production process itself is very simple and
straight forward, everybody can do it successfully without
any supervision, for this reason chalk production has been
incorporated into the curriculum of almost every skills and
acquisition centers all over Ghana.

The major equipment you will need for chalk production is
the chalk mold which is primary use for making the chalk
to give it the characteristic shape, size and length.

Materials Needed for School Chalk
Production

The main chemical components for making chalk is a
calcium carbonate a form of limestone, when it is mixed
with water it forms a quick hardening paste.

it is used in
the art for sculpting and making casts, and for the medical
use, it is used for making casts around a broken limbs.

Lubricants is another material for chalk production you can
use vegetable oil or coconut oil mixed with kerosene it is
used for lubricating the chalk mold to prevent the POP from
sticking to it
Clean Water is very important in chalk production it is used
to mix the ingredients together.

Ultramarine blue (optional) ultramarine is used to
darken the mixtures if you are making colours, but if you
are producing a white chalk you don’t need an ultramarine
blue.

Machinery And Equipment Needed

Chalk Mold: This is the major equipment used for chalk
Production it is either rubber or metal but it is usually with
a wooden frame, but are chalk made of metal. The mold
differ depending of the numbers of hole they have, some
could have up to 240 holes or more.

Scrapper: Scrapper is used for scrapping the surface of the
chalk mold

Paint Brush: Paint Brush is used to apply lubricants on the
mold before filling it up with POP

Dryer: Dryer is used to dry the chalk after it as been
removed from the mold, the dryer is electrically operated
and is mostly used in large scale production, but for small
scale production using the sun is perfectly okay to save
cost.

Hand Glove: Hand glove is used for protecting the hands
during the mixture of water and POP

Packaging Materials: Packaging

Materials is the nylon and
branded cartoons and box needed.

School Chalk Production Process
The process of producing school chalk is very simple and
anyone can follow it.

This process is ideal for small scale
school chalk production business. You can set this up at
home, within your backyard and be in business.

Step 1

Pour some POP into a bucket add water then use your hand
to mix it until it forms a paste.

Step 2

Use the paint brush to lubricate the surface of the chalk
mould properly. You can use cooking oil as lubricant, and
together lubricate the POP, the stick, and the mold.

Step 3

Arrange the mold then turn the pasty mixture into the mold
and allow it for 15- 20mins to solidify before loosening the
mold.

Step 4

When you are sure that the mixture is formed, loose the
mold and collect the chalk produced for sun drying or
through mechanical means.

Step 5

After sun drying for 2-3 days, pack the chalk into a branded
carton packs and your school chalk is ready…

We hope with these few information you will be able to start
your own chalk production business

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