Neem Oil Extraction | Small Business: Article: Page 157
Neem Oil Extraction | Small Business:
Adequate knowledge about oil extraction process reuired. Several
techniques used in the industrial and commercial extraction of
neem oil. Neem oil extraction using solvent like alcohol, ether
and hydrocarbons is the most used process in the industry.
Produced neem oil by treated with solvent does not contain
Azadirachtin. This type of neem oil is not suitable for use,
on certified organic crop.
Neem Oil Application in Several Industries: Used as natural
pesticide, insecticide, and fungicide. Containing with Another
industrial use is, neem coated chemical fertilizer like urea.
Neem oil has a wide market potential in cosmetic industry.
In manufacturing a large number of skin care, body care,
hair care products. In ayurvedic cosmetic industry which
is now booming, neem oil is an essential ingredient and
essential product in herbal medicine industry.
Business Plan: Business plan is an effective tool for neem oil
extraction. Find out what type of neem oil you want to extract.
It helps you to determine the appropriate method and machinery.
It is advisable to have a project report in hand before starting.
Legal Compliances: Register your business as OPC. Register your
business as SSI Unit. You need to obtain trade license from local
authority. You need to have ‘consent to establish’ and
‘consent to operate’ permission from Pollution Control Board of
your region. For certain use of neem oil such as in agriculture,
BIS registration is mandatory.
Mechanical Pressing Method: Primary process of extraction consists
of grade wise separation of seeds. Grading of seeds is done according
to the amount of oil content in the seeds and with sizes as well.
Firstly, the fruits are collected in a drum, and the kernels are
separated to obtain the seeds. Later the seeds are woven dried and
then feed into the oil extracting machine in case of mechanical
The neem oil is obtained by pressing it mechanically and collected
in a drum. Filtration is done to remove the various unwanted
particles left in the extracted oil.
Solvent Extraction Method: Solvents like petrol or white gasoline
is mixed with the seeds after woven drying. The solvents help
in extracting the neem oil, out of the kernel, up to certain
percent. Added to that the neem seeds are pressed if needed.
The pure neem oil is recovered from the crude one.
Promotion of Neem Oil Extraction Business: Have business tie up
with the industries that use neem oil as raw material. At least
one product with your brand name in retail. Create your own
website. Register your business with the popular B2B portals.
Concentrate in distribution.