This profile envisages the establishment of a plant that will produce laundry liquid soap based on the capacity of 267 liters per day. The liquid laundry soap maybe used in hand or machine washing, that’s why it’s called laundry soap.
It is important to thoroughly boil the lye solution so that it will become clean and clear.
A. Making the Lye Solution – The proportion of one liter lye concentrate solution is: 45% or 450ml caustic potash and 55% or 550ml of water.
- Weigh the 450ml caustic potash accurately and dissolve this in 550ml water. Mix well in a pail. This is the lye solution.
- Place the pail with the lye solution on a big pail containing hot water so that the solution becomes slightly warm.
B. Making the Soap
|1. Mix one liter of coconut oil and 560ml lye solution in the stainless steel container of the electric mixer.|
|2. When the mixture is slightly blended, transfer the stainless container to the stove. Continue mixing while the mixture is being boiled or until its temperature reaches 180Â°F. Switch off the stove to maintain the 180Â°F temperature.|
|3. Meanwhile, mix the Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid (EDTA) with a little water in a separate container.|
|4. Slowly add 428 to 432ml of boiling water to the mixture while stirring continuously.|
|5. Continue stirring the mixture for one hour until it becomes clear.|
|6. Allow 10-15 minutes to pass before adding the Coconut Diethanolamide (CDEA). The CDEA makes the soap produce more suds.|
|7. Add 2-5ml of lemon fragrance to the liquid soap.|
|8. When all of the ingredients have been thoroughly mixed, switch off the stove and the electric mixer. Remove the stainless steel container from the stove and allow the liquid laundry soap to cool.|
|9. When cooled, pour the soap into the plastic bottle. Before using the soap, set aside for some time to let the caustic soda lose its effect. The liquid laundry soap is now ready to use.|
Scale of Investment, Capital Investment
The total Capital investment cost to start this project is estimated at USD 4,100.
The market for Laundry Liquid soap is spread all over the country especially in Super markets, Schools, Hospitals, Hotels & Hostels, Retail shops and can be exported.
The total production cost at full operation capacity is estimated at US$ 197,521 generating annual revenue of US $ 249,600.
Capital Investment requirements in US$
|Capital Investment item||Units||Qty||Unit cost||Amount|
|Electronic Soap mixer||No.||2||500||1000|
|Other office equipments||No.||1||2000||2000|
Production and operating costs in US$ Direct materials, supplies and costs
|Cost item||Units||@/ day||Qty/ day||Cost/ day||Cost/mth||Cost/Yr|
|Coconut oil waste oils||Ltrs||12||19||228||5,928||71,136|
|Selling & Distribution||541||6,492|
|Total operating Costs||16,118||193,421|
Project product cost and Price structure in US $
|Item||Qty/ day||Qty/ yr||@||Prodn/ yr||UPx||Revenue|
Profitability analysis in US $
|Profitability item||Per day||Per month||Per year|
|Less: Production & operating costs||620||16,118||193,421|
Sources of Supply of Raw materials
Raw materials are readily available in Uganda from chemical shops.
Government Facilities and Incentives Available
The Government supports industrialization in Uganda through; Tax exemptions, Land, Basic infrastructure, Grants, long term Loans and liberalized market. The manufacturers are allowed to recover their start-up cost to the tune of 25% of their expenditure in the year of income for four years and initial allowance of 50%.