Detergent Powder Manufacturing | Small Business Idea: Article: Page 154
Detergent Powder Manufacturing | Small Business Idea:
Mixing ingredients in right formula. Detergent powders are
also known as synthetic detergent and these are the surfactants.
The Detergent powder is one of the segments of the FMCG
market. Varieties of detergent available in the market
with different active ingredients and other components.
Business Plan For Detergent Powder Manufacturing: Write a
business plan from Processing to marketing including budget.
Detergent powder normally four major groups:
1 Heavy duty detergent, 2 Light duty detergent, 3 Phosphate
free detergent powder, 4 Fabric soft detergent powder.
Decide which one you will be processing. Have a detailed project
report. Consult small business professionals in this field.
Register your business: Register your business as SSI Unit. It
will help you in getting Government Subsidy. Obtain Trade License
of your establishment from the local authority.
Apply for ‘Consent to Establish’ and ‘Consent to Operate’ both from
Pollution Control Board. For quality control, have BIS registration
Choose a name for your detergent powder. Protect the brand name by
registering Trade Mark.
Raw Materials: Find the supplier for raw materials. Detergent powder
manufacturing formulations essentially consist of active ingredients,
STPP, Filler such as sodium sulphate and silicate. you will also need
to gather Glauber’s salt, talc, color, paraffin wax etc.
Detergent Powder Manufacturing: Process includes the steps of spray
drying, dry mixing, agglomeration or combinations of these methods.
* In the spray drying process, first combined into a slurry,
or thick suspension, in a tank called a Crutcher.
* Slurry is heated and then pumped to the top of a tower where
it is sprayed through nozzles under high pressure to produce
small droplets. The droplets fall through a current of hot air,
forming hollow granules as they dry.
* The dried granules are collected from the bottom of the spray
tower and are screened to achieve a relatively uniform size.
* After the granules cooled, heat sensitive ingredients that are
not compatible with the spray drying temperatures (such as enzymes,
bleach and fragrance) are added.
* Spray drying produces relatively low-density powders. Technology
enabled the soap and detergent industry to reduce the air inside
the granules during spray drying to achieve higher densities.
Density powders can be packed in much smaller packages.
Agglomeration, leads to density powders, blending dry raw
materials with liquid ingredients. By the presence of a liquid
rolling, binder or shear mixing causes the ingredients
to collide and adhere to each other, forming larger particles.
To blend dry raw materials, dry mixing or dry blending is used.
Small quantities of liquids may also be added.
Detergent Powder Promotion:
Durable packaging and a catchy name will add extra value to
your marketing efforts. Ensure that your product is available
at the retail counter within the area you are catering.
Establish distributor-dealer network. Do some outdoor media
activity. Company website is important. It speaks a lot about
your company. Offer lucrative schemes to your distributors.