For new aspiring entrepreneurs tissue paper business in India is highly profitable business that can be started with just low capital investment.
According to the statistics provided by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry, there is a significant increase of 10% in the overall paper industry. In the previous year, its market accounts for 20.37 million tonnes and the numbers are ever increasing.
Tissue paper business contributes significantly towards the growth and success of paper industry in India. There are different types of Tissue paper that includes tissue napkins, paper towels, toilet tissue, facial tissue, sanitized tissue, etc. The demand for tissue paper is growing at an accelerated pace because of the rising consciousness of people towards health and hygiene etiquette and also because of its huge demand in the international market. Statistics show a positive sign for the paper industry as it is expected to touch 25 million tonnes in 2019-20.
The numbers are more than enough to answer the question is tissue paper business profitable?
It is a bankable opportunity to catch hold of by engaging in tissue making business. Tissue paper business is on the rise because it is no longer limited to restaurants and hotels. It is increasingly used in homes, in offices, clubs, medical clinics, hospitals and even by individuals on the run as a pocket size packet for emergency usage.
It is getting all the more boost because of its environment friendly characteristic. It is biodegradable paper. After disposal, it doesn’t lead to landfills, it doesn’t affect the porosity of land, doesn’t lead to groundwater table depletion, doesn’t affect the health of animals, food crops, it doesn’t leave any harmful residue after it is completely biodegraded.
To start tissue paper manufacturing business, you don’t have to invest massive capital investment. You can start your tissue paper business at a small scale also. The profit margin in the tissue paper business in India is considerably better. If you remain focused and serious in delivering high quality product then you have better prospects of serving international market.
Let’s get started with a tissue paper manufacturing business plan.
Make a business plan
Decide the scale of operation, calculate upon the type of machinery and equipment required, get the information about the raw material and equipment from the market, determine the source of raw material, know your competitors, know their strategy and conduct a feasibility study before starting.
To start tissue paper making business, the first thing that you need to do to get your manufacturing firm registered, get the license of operating your plant, get the trade license, get required certificates from pollution board or other operating authorities, do the Aadhar registration, sales tax registration or GST registration. Register under MSME to obtains the benefits from government schemes. If thinking of exporting then get IEC number.
Determining the right location is important, keeping in mind that the location complies with the government rules and regulations, it should also be at the place where transportation of raw material and finished goods can be easily carried out. Your tissue paper business plant should be equipped with all the basic amenities of electricity, water and basic furnished area.
Procurement of machinery and raw material
For tissue paper manufacturing, the equipment that are required are as follows: cutting machine, core gluing machine, embossing unit, jumbo reel winding machine, band saw cutter, perforating unit and the raw material required is paper, Gillis, wrapping paper, cellophane, jumbo reels.
Availability of labour
You should ensure proper availability of labour. Labour should be given prior training and practice of manufacturing process. Labour play an important role in smooth running of business operation, falling which your tissue paper manufacturing in India may come to a stand still.
Now that we have talked about the tissue paper manufacturing business plan. Now, we need to talk about the process of tissue manufacturing.
The first step is the preparation of paper pulp. It is done by mixing of wood pulp and fiber. After apply the bleaching process and then rinse it afterward. Then you can apply dye of different colors to make colored tissue papers or you can just make white tissue paper.
Next step is to drain out all the moisture from the paper pulp. It is done by the pressing process. Make sure that the pulp is dried.
Third step is an extension of the second one. This step is also about drying. Here the pulp is dried by the process of heating through the steam. Through this step the tissue paper gets the desired thickness.
Fourth and the ultimate step includes the cutting down of the long sheets of tissue paper into the desired sizes.
Now the product is ready to be packed and send into the market. Pay attention on the packaging of the product by using innovative and creative design of packaging. It should be attractive and appealing enough to attract the customers and make them purchase it.