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Coconut Oil Making

Coconut Oil Making Business: Coconut Oil essential for hair oil in all over the world. Coconut oil is an important cooking medium in, The oil has varied industrial applications.

It is used in the manufacture of toilet soaps, laundry soaps, surface active agents and detergents, hair oil, massage oil, cosmetics, etc. Coconut has the global market opportunity.

Refined coconut oil high demand in France and Germany, with its diverse applications in the cosmetics industry. coconut oil making is a profitable business opportunity.

Manufacturing: A small-scale coconut oil manufacturing
plant demands at least 1000 SqFt of covered shade and
3000 SqFt of land area to get operated.

Have a Project report demonstrates the manufacturing
technology, machinery requirement, fixed capital investment
and working capital requirement. You must arrange the
required utilities in the plant like electricity and water.

Registration & License: Register your firm with ROC according
to the ownership and liability pattern. Apply for Trade License
from local authority. Obtain Udyog Aadhaar MSME registration.
You can apply online. Obtain VAT registration in your state.
FSSAI registration is must to sell coconut oils as cooking oil.
For large scale operation, Factory License is must. Apply for
BIS Certification.

Machines & Raw Material: Here listed common machines required
for coconut oil making. Copra Cutter, Bucket elevator, Steam
jacketed kettle, Oil expeller, Screw conveyor, Crude coconut
oil storage tanks, Filter press, Microfilter, Filtered oil
storage tanks, Volumetric filling machine, Baby boiler, Wooden
storage drums.

Well-dried copra with a moisture content not exceeding 6% is
the ideal raw material for coconut oil manufacturing. Quality
of the coconut oil hugely depends on the quality of copra.

Manufacturing Process: Dried copra cut into small chips in a
copra cutter. Then, feed the chips into steam-jacketed kettles
and cook. It cooked mildly at a temperature of 70oC for 30

After proper cooking, feed the cooked material into the expeller
continuously and press twice. Collect the combined oil from the
first and the second pressing in a tank provided separately.

Finally, filter this oil by means of a filter press and store
in MS tanks. You can pack the item as bulk packaging in tin
containers. You can use HDPE containers and polymeric nylon
barrier pouches for small consumer packing.

You will find oil cake as by- product. Product has a ready
market as cattle feed and in the manufacture of mixed cattle
feeds. You can use the product as the raw material of coconut
oil manufacturing for the extraction of remaining oil by
solvent extraction method.

Wishing you all the best,