Rubber balloons are thin gauge rubber products. Generally, you can produce them from suitable latex compound. It is one of the most cheapest of all toys. Hence it is extremely popular in all segments of the population. Toy balloons have no formal specification. Balloons can come in different colors of the rainbow such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, etc. The rubber’s elasticity makes the volume adjustable. Balloons filled with air usually hold their size and shape much longer, sometimes for up to a week. They are rapidly used in decoration. Balloons are the great tools for publicity at major events. You can use screen printing processes to print designs and company logos onto the balloons. Therefore, a small scale balloon manufacturing company has potential to generate lucrative profits. The manufacturing process is also simple.
Balloon Manufacturing Market Potential
Balloons have a strong foothold in advertising and child toy industry. They come in a great variety of sizes and shapes but are most commonly 10 to 30 centimetres in diameter. Balloons are very popular for all types of occasions among children. However, it is also a popular gift item for youth.
The product has good demand throughout the year. However, you will find more demand in Christmas or Valentine day. The overall toy industry is growing globally. It has a stable growth rate of 7% yearly. Therefore, you can expect a good gross profit margin from the product. Hence, you can initiate a small balloon manufacturing company with a small investment.
Balloon Manufacturing Business Compliance
In this business, you must obtain different registrations and licenses from the different authority. However, check your state law. Here you will find a list of basic requirements.
- First of all, register your company with ROC. This is mandatory.
- Obtain Trade License from the local authority.
- Apply for Udyog Aadhaar MSME Online Registration
- Generally, balloons are not vatable items. However, check it in your locality.
- Apply for ‘No Objection’ from Pollution Control Board.
Balloon Manufacturing Machinery
- 100-liter capacity De-ammonizing vessel with stirrer & 0.5 HP motor
- 4 Jar Pot Mill with 1 HP Motor
- 3-liter capacity Paddle mixer with 0.5 HP Motor
- Two Nos. of 100 Liter Capacity Dipping vats with covers
- 5x3x4 Electric Hot Air Oven
Finally, you will need to arrange Formers, Testing equipment, weighing balance & tools. In addition, there are some utility requirements. You must arrange for water and electricity for the unit operation. Generally, a 65 Sq M area is sufficient for the balloon manufacturing.
Balloon Manufacturing Process & Raw Materials
First of all, you must blow the air and perform reacting the latex with formaldehyde. It helps to reduce the Ammonia content of Latex to about 0.1 percent. In this latex casein, you must add Potassium hydroxide, Vulkanox SP, Sulphur, Vulkacit LDA, Zinc Oxide, Colour pigments, etc.
Then, dip the Moulds or formers in this latex compound. Formed balloons are vulcanized is a hot-air-oven. Then you can slupped off the balloons from formers. Finally, you must go for packaging. Balloons are then packed in polyethene bags manually for sales.
- 60% DRC Natural Rubber latex
- Vulkanex SP
- Potassium hydroxide
- Vulkacit LDA
- Zinc Oxide
- Polythene bags & cartoons
In starting balloon manufacturing, procure the raw materials from a reliable source. Because the quality hugely depends on the quality of raw materials.