Talcum Powder Production

How to Start Talcum Powder Manufacturing Business

Talcum powder manufacturing production is financially a lucrative business. Small-scale manufacturing can be done with the proper technical knowledge of the formula.

Talcum powder is one of the most popular beauty care products used by men and women including infants to keep the skin dry, suppress the bad (sweat) odor, and to feel fresh. Three types of talcum powders are generally found in the market – for men, for women, and for baby powder.

All talcum powder is enriched with nice fragrances that make each and every end-user stay active throughout his/her working day or during travel or any other occasion.

Talcum powder helps in giving a real glow to your skin and relieves your skin from nice fragrances and keeps your entire day active and fresh. It gives relief to irritated skin and prevents chafing. Talcum powder is used on an infant to keep their skin softer and keep them cheerful and happier.

1. Understand the Market 

The Indian talcum powder market is valued at Rs 1,300 crore and is growing at 6-7 percent. In the Indian Cosmetic Industry, both electronic, as well as print media, are playing an important role in spreading awareness about cosmetic products and developing fashion consciousness among Indian consumers.

The demand for Talcum Powder is increasing day by day at the pace of awareness of beautification. The purchasing power of people and awareness about better living.

All groups of people use the product in all localities starting from very rural areas to cosmopolitan cities. At present talcum powder is available in various brands.

Pond’s is the leading brand in the talcum powder market in India having a 55% – 59% market share. There is always a need for a quality product at a reasonable price.

2. Talcum Powder Production License and Registration 

In initiating a talcum powder production unit, you will need to have several different licenses and permissions from the concerned authorities. Such as

Talcum powder manufacturing unit does not produce any toxic efferent. However, you must mix the items in the closed chamber to avoid air pollution.

3. Arranging funds for Talcum Powder Production

Starting talcum powder production in a rented space eliminates the cost of purchasing a space. Apart from machinery, make working capital projections with advertisement costs.

You can apply for a project loan and in that case, 25% of the total project cost should come as the promoter’s contribution. To avail of only a working capital loan, you may avail of cash credit or overdraft facility from your nearby bank or any financial institution.

4. Manufacturing Machines & Equipment for Talcum Powder Manufacturing 

Before going to set up a production unit, a layout plan is a must. Ask the machinery supplier for details of the space required for the installation of machinery.

You must secure proper space for raw material storage, packaging operation, finished goods storage, and delivery section. In any manufacturing activity, a proper production line plays a crucial role even in productivity and revenue earnings. The minimum area required in talcum powder production is 300 Sq Meter.

The following machinery and equipment are required for talcum powder manufacturing :

  • S.S. make Blender
  • Mechanical Shifter
  • Semi-Automatic Filling Machine
  • Conveyor Belt
  • SS Storage Vessel

5. Raw Materials For Talcum Powder Production

  • Talc IP grade
  • Magnesium Carbonate
  • Perfume
  • Packaging Container
  • Packing materials including labels

6. Labels For Talcum Powder Production – Basic Guide

As you are manufacturing personal care products, you have to label the product properly. Every single packing must have the following details:

  • Batch No.
  • Manufacturers/Marketers address with Trade Mark if any.
  • Month and year of manufacture
  • Net mass when packed
  • Critical ingredients used in the manufacturing
  • Maximum Retail Price (MRP)
  • Instructions for use, if any
  • Disposability instructions of the containers if any
  • Best Before

7. Talcum Powder Manufacturing Production Process

Basically, you can prepare the talcum powder from the basic raw material talc. Therefore, you must procure this in a very fine structure. Additionally, you have to add deodorants to enrich the antiseptic properties of the powder. Here, the perfume develops the scent.

A variety of fragrances is available for cosmetic products manufacturing. Many are derived from Natural essential oils and many are synthetic ones. \

Nowadays synthetics are used to control costs. You have to disseminate the scent essentially throughout the entire stock of talcum powder.

Therefore, mix the perfume well with a small quantity of talc. Then, mix it further with the larger volume in the SS blender for a period of 1-2 hours.

Finally, fill the stock in plastic containers and seal the containers. The containers are necessary to be labeled/printed with information as per FDA norms.

8. Quality Control and Standards For Talcum Powder Production 

In talcum powder production, you have to maintain quality control as per BIS Specifications vide IS 3959-1991.