Naphthalene Balls are used to prevent the attack of insects. They are extensively used as a household preservative of woolen clothes and as a deodorant tablet for the toilets, urinals, bathrooms, etc. These are manufactured from naphthalene flakes by a tablet making machine having its ball shape die. This industry requires a little machinery and technical know-how. Naphthalene ball manufacturing can profitably be started on a small scale basis.
Naphthalene balls are normally used to preserve woolen fabrics. It is also used in the manufacture of dyes, phthalic acid, explosives, lamp black, varnishes, in grease for greasing vehicles, as an antiseptic, in the fun industry.
Manufacturing Process of Naphthalene Ball
The production of balls centers around the naphthalene balls making machine. There are two types of machines available in the market. You can go for either manually operated or power operated. Power-operated machines normally produce finer quality output. In addition to this, you also need to have MS jacketed vessels, heating arrangements, storage tanks, weighing scale and pouch sealing machine.
Naphthalene flakes are fed into a jacketed vessel in which temperature is maintained at 88 ° C and an agitator stirs the material. When naphthalene melts, other ingredients like paraffin wax, camphor, etc. are added and mixed thoroughly. The liquefied mass is fed into the china ball press or aluminum mold. After cooling the naphthalene balls are taken out and packed.
India’s naphthalene market is expected to witness high double-digit growth at a CAGR 18% during 2014-19. The textile industry is the leading end-user industry for naphthalene in India.
Naphthalene Balls Manufacturing Project Investment Snapshot
Find here a sample investment chart of a Naphthalene Balls manufacturing plant:
|Plant Capacity: 500 kg / day||Plant & Machinery: Rupees 13 Lakh|
|Working Capital: Rupees 19 Lakh||Total Capital Investment: Rupees 41 Lakh|
|Return: 42%||Break-Even: 43%|
The actual cost of naphthalene balls manufacturing project may change on different assumptions. You can modify the project capacity and project cost as per your requirement.