The paper with the name of tissue paper has its definition as the paper having light weight recycled from paper pulp. The main features are thickness, weight, comfort and appearance etc.
They can also serve as napkins and another name for it is also with the name toilet roll. It is a product consumed in hotels, offices, homes etc and for purposes of hygiene.
Sometime ago, the government of Nigeria banned the importation of certain products and these products are face tissues, serviettes and also toilet rolls.
The Ban Of Tissue Paper Importation By The Nigerian Government
The Nigerian government brought this ban to promote local manufacturing of this product. This is also to generate employment opportunities.
This ban have helps many local investors to open toilet roll production plants in many cities across Nigeria and this business is not only for cities if the facilities are there.
The making of toilet paper is among the fastest growing ventures in the African continent. Toilet paper is useful for many purposes and the everyday demand makes this venture profitable.
Why Venture Into Tissue Paper Making?
Much labour is not needed
This is because you can operate with a delivery personnel, accountant and delivery personnel
Much product demand
Many consumers demand toilet rolls at affordable prices in Nigeria
The end products does not have much bulk size. It is a mobile product. When you do it with a rapper that is attractive and good, it becomes hot cake.
What Opportunity Exist In Tissue Paper Making?
More than a billion units is applicable yearly in Nigeria. Local producers only produce 100 million units. This margin is wide and the wide margin makes setting up more manufacturing units necessary. There are other opportunities for exportation.
Exportation to other nations like Ghana, Benin Republic and Nigeria is also possible. Recycling is another opportunity and there can be recycling of waste paper into jumbo reels. This jumbo reel is a raw material for making toilet rolls.
Manufacturing Process Of Toilet Rolls
The making of toilet rolls involves 2 machine categories which are:
- Automated Machines For Production
- Local ( manual) machines for production
- Automated Machine Method
This utilises machines which are heavy duty machines. The machines enable you produce up to thousands in a day. The automated machine is made up of:
- Cutting machine
- Rewinding machine
- Sealing machine
- Machine for packaging ( automated)
The making of tissue paper happens on the machine and this machine has a dry cylinder that is heated. The heating is from hot air and there is spraying of the Yankee cylinder using adhesives. Then the doctor’s blade ( yankee) does the crêping.
Crêping has to do with scraping of the paper and this scraping is done away from the surface of the cylinder. The blade geometry difference of speed and the adhesive strength control the crinkle. The characteristics of pulp of the paper and the machine for paper.
Other Processes For Making Tissue Paper
Then there is an drying (TAD) process and this drying processes the applications with largest capacity for a absorbing water. The papers has large amounts of GMP and NBSK and this offer you a paper that is bulky.
The bulky paper is able retain water and it also has much strength ( tensile). The process ( TAD) makes use of a double energy when measured with the other dried paper and pulp quality,additives and crepi control the properties.
The strength is a necessary parameter and the process of making tissue involves using the above procedures. The application of the end product has multiple uses and tissue is mainly used for hygienic purposes.
You can get this machines with a price between N7-N15m and you can get it from importers or directly. Toilet roll making machine price varies. You can also get it in China and you will need a heavy duty generator that is functional.
The generator should be from 15-25 KV and you can get from Konga. The jumbo rolls that you need is available in Lagos, Nigeria.
What Is The Difference Between Using Foreign Machines And Locally Fabricated Machines?
- There is more efficiency with foreign machines than the local ones and they manufacture at a rate that is faster.
- Local machines are easily maintained and this is based on the availability of it’s parts
- More Nigerian firms market foreign machines and this is more than the local machines
- The machines which are locally fabricated tends to be cheaper
What Is The Cost Of Investment For Tissue Paper Making Business?
The machine which may be large or small scale affects the cost. This is ranging between 2 to 20 million naira. Type of toiler roll affect cost. This type may be plain or embossed.
The process and mode of distribution are also factors. and the manual processes need more hands and can have lower costs. The cost above does not include the accommodation for the factory.
There is possibility of generating profit from the beginning year that operation took place and ratios like net profit and total sales exhibit returns that are promising.
The cost of investment and the projection statement for income is applicable for estimation and this estimation is the period of payback and the project will pay back the cost of initial investment in a year. The payback depends on the management
Steps To Open Tissue Paper Business In Nigeria
First get a good business plan. Take the following steps to start this business:
Do the research
Take time to do the research on this business to know the dos and don’ts of the business.
Get necessary training
You may need training to operate the heavy duty rolling machines. Get the necessary training for this business.
Get your business registered and licensed
Get the appropriate business registration and license. You can register with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
Obtain Convenient Location
Find a place that is convenient and accessible. Ensure power supply and ability to transport conveniently.
Get equipment for your factory
The equipments are necessary. Purchase the machines. The machines you may need may range from band saw cutter, core making machine and the rewinding machine.
Get appropriate staff
You will need more hands for this business even though not much when starting.
Use Solid Marketing Options
Use appropriate methods for marketing your products and ensure the prices are obtainable in the market. Let people know what you do and the type of product you manufacture.
When you open this business, set up a base for your customers. This base for customers is dependent on the market and advertising systems.
This article is about how to start a profitable toilet roll making business in Nigeria. The quantity of toilet rolls currently in Nigeria is not enough for the Nigerian population.
There is need for more hands. This is a lucrative business opportunity and for any questions, you have the freedom to use our comment box.