Although woven bags are widely used all over the world, the weaving bag factories are still concentrated in Asian countries such as China, India and Vietnam. In many countries where woven bags are frequently used, there are still no woven bag factories. What is the reason for this? Some of them are due to technical problems. Although the problem of equipment shortage can be solved by importing, there are no workers skilled in production technology. When the equipment operation failure occurs, no relevant technicians can solve the maintenance problems timely and accurately. Even if the technical problems are solved, the damage of machine parts still needs to be solved by importing, too much time consumption, and affecting production progress. In addition, the investment in the woven bag factory is huge, especially the production line of PP woven bag fabric, from drawing to Circular loom weaving, the investment could be millions of US dollars, which is not acceptable for small and medium-sized investors.
In addition, unit production cost is also one of the reasons why many countries do not have woven bag industry. Asian countries such as China, India, and Vietnam still have a huge advantage in human cost and polypropylene raw material cost. Direct import of finished products from Asian countries is still cost advantage over processing production in China.
However, the direct import of finished woven bags also has its inherent disadvantages, that is, timeliness. For example, a customer in the Caribbean needs 50000 flour woven bags. He finds a manufacturer of woven bags in China, ranging from negotiation to confirmation of orders and then to factory production, which will be about 10-15 days. But the problem is that if the 50000 flour bags are to be sent from Chinese factories to flour factories far away from the Caribbean, they need to be shipped to Chinese ports earlier than the shipping period. After customs declaration and all customs customers’ inspection, the 50000 bags can only reach the Caribbean region after 45 days of voyage. The buyers must clear the customs through import, then the woven bags are transported from the port to the flour factory. The whole procurement to delivery process takes at least two months. This is a disaster for some highly demanding deals. So, in all parts of the world, small processing plants have begun to appear in these years. They import semi-finished woven bag fabric from China and purchase some equipment for cutting, sewing and printing. After receiving the purchase order from their customers in their country, they use the woven bag fabric stored in the warehouse, process according to the requirements of the customers, and deliver the woven bags to the customers in a very short time. This is a perfect combination of production cost and delivery time limit, which will become a long-term development trend in the future.
What equipment does it take to invest in building a small woven bag processing factory? Following, we will briefly talk about the investment that the pp woven bag processing factory needs which is oriented by the demand of the middle and low-end woven bags.
1. 1 or 2sets of sewing and cutting machine ( 2 in 1 machine). (Around 20,000USD per set, some model with lower mechanical properties would costs 16000-18000 USD/SET)
2. 1 set of flexographic printing machine with 4color or 6color.( Around 20,000USD for 4colors)
3. 1 set of packing machine.
4. 1 set of rubber plate making and sticking machine. ( Around 8000usd, 5. Sewing thread could be set together with rolls.
7. Finally, the most important, To import regular size and thickness of pp woven fabric rolls from abroad.
That’s all what a basic pp woven bags processing factory need to start with, then to increase the number of machines while it get more and more orders. And perhaps, if the customers need the bags to be coated, or with colorful design printed. A set of extrusion coating machine and gravure printing machines will be needed.
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