Nylon production business is a very good business
anybody could actually start up in Ghana and start making
some real profits.
The business is quite profitable.
thing, the demand for nylon is on the high side each day in
Ghana due to the many uses of nylon such as bagging,
shopping, packaging, etc.
The process of nylon production begins with the raw
material (B.A.S.F or Escorene or Dow) being poured first
into the heating and melting unit of the extruder machine.
is then blown under pressure through a medium after it has
first been transformed into the liquid state.
Thereafter, it is
cooled, producing polythene sheets which later become
converted to bales ready for cutting and sealing.
Types of Polythene Bags
Basically, there are two (2) main types of polythene nylon
bags needed in the Ghanaian market:
The high density polythene nylon bags are the commonly
used ones due to their numerous qualities such as strength,
versatility, and durability.
These polythene nylon bags are
commonly used as garbage bags, for packaging, in
pharmaceuticals, as disposables, etc.
The low density polythene nylon bags are mainly used for
clothes packaging, food wrapping, bread packaging, water
sealing, et al.
Before you can start nylon production in Ghana, there are a
number of things you must first consider.
Aside the usual
requirements of registering your business and getting the
appropriate licenses, it is very important you pay attention
to the following things highlighted in this post.
We would recommend that before you venture into the nylon
production business, you take out time to learn everything
you can about the business.
It would not hurt if you take
out some time to work in a nylon production plant for some
period to gain some useful experience and develop
Other ways you could develop yourself include
attending seminars and trade workshops.
Also, you could source for the advice of people who are in
the nylon production business, especially those in far off
areas, since the people in your area will not easily give out
information about the business to a potential competitor.
Affording yourself experience in the business will ensure
you test the waters before diving in.
Source for Capital
The amount of capital for your nylon production business
will depend on the size or scale and scope of the operation.
You will have to determine how you intend to cover your
Unless you have a lot of money to carve
out from your pockets, you may want to consider obtaining
loans to generate the start-up capital.
You will need capital to cover expenses such as land
purchase or lease, equipment, labour, electricity and
generator, and other additional expenses.
equipment, you will require as much as $10,000 for the
machines if you want to get them imported, or as much as
N8 million if you should source for them locally.
this business, you will need to have a budget of $10,000–$30,000.
These figures are not exact.
How much you
will really require to set-up this business will be
determined by the location and scale of operation.
Secure a good Land
You will have to secure a good land to accommodate your
nylon production plant.
If possible, it is important to site
the location of your nylon production plant close to your
source of raw materials and market so as to cut back on
However, you will need a space
big enough to contain all the machines for the nylon
You will need to hire employees for the whole nylon
First, it is important you get the
services of good engineers to help with the installation of
You will also need machine operators, truck
drivers, product managers, sales executives, etc.
want to try and recruit very experienced hands into your
nylon production business.
Carryout a Market Survey
Before you even venture into the nylon production business,
it is pertinent you carry out a thorough market survey to
determine who your target market is.
The market survey
must be done within the area you decide to site your nylon
In most places in Ghana, you will likely have the following
groups make up the target market for nylon production
Water production companies
Eateries and restaurants
Things You Will Need
The raw materials needed for nylon production are all by-
products of petroleum. They include:
The 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.
Ideally, for every 7 bales of polyethylene sheets produced
with 2 bags of 25kg of Dow or Escorene and 8kg of Master
Berg, you should get about 1,000 pieces of 50 x 40 x 0.45
shopping bags .
Extruder Blowing Machine:
This machine is responsible for producing the nylons by
converting the raw materials required for the process first
into liquid, then to polythene sheets, and which can then be
moulded into the desired density and colour.
Nylon Cutting Machine:
This machine is responsible for cutting the polythene into
the various sizes which are needed.
This machine particularly punches holes of various shapes
which will serve as handles.
This machine is for creating designs on the nylon sheets.