Hygienic packaging of consumables is a necessity to Nations in growing industrially. Basically, Nylon stands as an important raw material for such, which has led to the discussion of the Nylon Extruding Plants and laying emphasis on establishment, management and marketing of products effectively and efficiently.
Being blessed with natural resources have been the statement tagged to Nigeria, with petroleum as number one. The exploitation of petroleum has brought about bye-products such as B.A.S.F, Escorene, and D.O.W etc, which are seen scattered around various states like Warri, Kaduna to say a few.
These bye-products can be collected and extruded into polyethylene sheets, which can be made into various shapes, designs and sizes for industrial and domestic uses. The products can be further made to have some pictures, diagrams, objects printed on it to make it fashionable.
In spite of the very high level of demand, the supply of polyethylene product is limited. This is basically as a result of high cost of setting up this type of project in the country. The machineries have to be imported and this makes the cost so enormous and discouraging to some interested investors.
With the help of research and technological development in machine fabrication, the issue of high cost of machinery has been addressed. They can now be locally fabricated and set-up.
From a controlled factory experience conducted, every 7 bales of polyethylene sheets contain 1,000 pieces of shopping bags measuring 50x40x045 (white color). Two bags of 25kg of the raw materials (Dow of Escorene or B.A.S.F) and 8kg of Master Berg are required.
The plant under consideration will produce 10,500,000 pieces of shopping bags measuring 50 x 40 x 0.45 per year at full capacity. The plant will produce 35,000 pieces per shift of 8 hours daily.
The proposed plant will cost N15.6m to start up a medium scale outfit if the machines are to be imported from Europe or Far East, and will cost N7.5million, if the local machines are made. However, the fabricated machine is yet to be fully tested but the success chances are good.