Physical business

How to create a business in Nigeria that produces and distribute nylon

Because of the high startup costs for nylon businesses, which are nothing to worry about because one can start from the less expensive niches of wholesale or nylon cutting and work their way up, nylon business is a very lucrative industry that few people are aware of. People rarely consider nylon as a business that can bring in profits.

I was raised in Ibadan selling nylon; initially, we were in the nylon cutting industry, but we eventually switched to wholesale. It was extremely profitable; if mum spent 100 naira to purchase raw nylon, we would undoubtedly see a 2x return on investment.

That’s enough backstory; let’s get to what you came for: learning about nylon business, which is what we’ll be doing. This article covers every aspect of the nylon company you can imagine, including production, wholesale, cutting and retail, material sourcing, costs, profitability, and more.

You should take this essay seriously because it is based on study and experience.

I want you to be aware of the following before we move on to the process of launching a nylon business.

Why you should start a business producing nylon

I’ve listed the benefits of the nylon production business below to further raise your interest in this venture.

Keep in mind that it applies to all nylon business niches.

No one opposes Nylon.

Although this expression is often used in reference to water, it is also true of nylon Everyone uses nylon in some capacity, whether it be to carry or wrap objects. As a result, nylon is highly sought after everywhere.

The financial success is extraordinary.

Consider making a profit that is equal to two times your cost of production; for example, if your cost is #100,000, you could make a profit of #200,000 by using this example.

Nylon is not perishable.

I can still hear my mother saying, “Nylon does not eat, we will surely sell it tomorrow,” if we have a poor sale in our shop.

Since nylon does not expire, you need not worry if a sale is not made today because tomorrow and the day after tomorrow will still exist. Additionally, unlike perishable commodities, beginning nylon doesn’t incur any additional costs (refrigerating cost).

Nigerian nylon industry niches

There are additional market niches in the nylon industry that do not require a lot of cash. The following list includes Nigeria’s nylon market niches.

Business of producing nylon

The majority of people are familiar with nylon production, probably because it is profitable, but even though it is profitable, it also requires a lot of capital. It is not suggested to enter this niche if you don’t have millions of dollars, but if you have, congrats because there is less competition because the entry hurdle is high.

Your task is to locate raw materials that can be obtained in Nigeria or abroad and use machinery to transform them into nylon.

Business of wholesale nylon (or distribution)

You will serve as a middleman between the nylon producer and the cutter/retailer in this market. Your responsibility is to purchase from the nylon factory and sell to them. Compared to other company areas, it doesn’t take much capital, but you still need to have a sizable cash reserve and be prepared to sell on credit.

Business of cutting nylon

Nylon cutters are similar to retailers that sell to end users; they require modest startup capital but do not generate enormous profits. You can begin it with as little as #50,000, but you must get some knowledge before getting started, which will be explained in more detail before the article’s conclusion.

Raw materials required to produce nylon

The petrochemical refinery in River State is one of the companies in Nigeria where you may get the material required for the production of nylon.

The raw ingredients you’ll need to launch your nylon production firm are listed below.

Ecorene or low density polyethylene chips

Lupene or high density polythene chips

hue dye

The equipment needed to begin producing nylon and its cost

Extruder apparatus

The raw material is heated to a liquid state and then passed to a blowing machine to produce nylon. Between #8,000,000 to #20,000,000 was spent on it.

blowing apparatus

By blowing out air, this machine converts heated raw material into nylon and forms it into sheets. Its cost ranges from $4,000,000 to $6,000,000.

Cutting apparatus

This divided the nylon into several sizes. Costs ranged from $2 million to $4 million.

Punching apparatus

This device is used to make handles by drilling holes of various sizes. Around #700,000 is involved.

printing apparatus

You can hire a printing service instead of purchasing this equipment, but if you have the money, it is wise to do so. The device is used to brand and create nylon.

massive generator

It cost about 2,000,000 naira.

Be aware that the majority of these machines may be purchased locally (they are manufactured locally) and are less expensive.

Apparatus for wholesalers

You will require the following tools for a wholesaler.


Using an iron

Cutting apparatus




Equipment required for nylon cutting retail business


Scale (not compulsory) (not compulsory)

Cutting apparatus



You can sell nylon as a producer.

Bagco sack

water-only nylon

swag bags

the color yellow

a poly bag


Toro (roll) (roll)

Clothes bag

Snowflake nylon

You can sell nylon as a wholesaler and a cutter.


Pan nylon

floppy nylon


nutmeg nylon

nylon suya

Although cutters can sell the items mentioned under producers, their profit margin is modest because you must first cut the items.

How to create Nylon business in Nigeria

Note: The steps below apply to all nylon business niches.

Gather information

If I’m being really honest with you, reading this post will only provide you with 20% of the knowledge you require to launch a nylon business, if not less.

You still need to go meet someone who is currently running the business, submit to them, and learn from them for about two to three months. Try to find employment at a nylon mill if it is production.

However, if you don’t have the luxury of time, you can engage a professional who has experience in the field to assist you in starting your firm while you pay the person’s wage.

You don’t want to learn with your money, therefore don’t try to enter the market without knowing anything about it.

Is your company viable?

One of the most important things you must do before starting a business is conduct a feasibility study. You must determine whether the proposed location is suitable by researching the local market’s level of competition and potential sales volume.

Additionally, you want to determine whether the location where you propose to produce nylon is profitable. You are aware that there would undoubtedly be a difference when comparing the profitability of the nylon industry in Lagos and Ibadan.

You will undoubtedly need some assistance, so consider your desired location’s motorability and how simple it is to locate labor.

Discover the ideal spot

For the production niche, you don’t need to worry about selling location because you can produce in one state and transport it to another state. However, if your business is in the wholesale or cutting niche, you need to locate your operation in an area with a high level of demand.

The optimal location for your shop is a busy market or region because this is where you will generate enough business.

Get money

When you are certain that your business will succeed, the next step is to find funding. Because you need a lot of money for large-scale production and wholesale, personal loans, friends’ funds, and family resources won’t be enough to cover your costs. Instead, you will need the following sources.

Banking loan


Credit for trade (you buy raw material in credit)

The following sources of funding are available for your wholesaling and cutting nylon business:

personal cash

family and friends

banking loan

To learn more about alternative sources of funding, click here.

Business strategy

Create a thorough business plan that outlines your company’s goals for the next five years and how you intend to get there. For sake of economy, you might want to postpone this until you accomplish a feat, but keep it in mind.

Remember that you might utilize your business plan to acquire a loan or investment; it should not be a one-page document.

Register your company

You should take the necessary steps to register your company with the CAC (Corporate Affairs Commission) and other agencies because, trust me, you don’t want to see the headache that comes with dealing with the government; it can negatively effect your business.

Buy machinery and supplies

Producers must purchase raw materials from refineries (in Nigeria or abroad), whereas wholesalers and cutters can purchase nylon from producers to cut or resell.

Equipment required for wholesalers and cutters can be easily obtained in Nigeria, but for producers, it may be necessary to import the equipment or construct it locally, which is not recommended.

Set up your business or factory

You can’t set it up yourself; you’ll need the assistance of engineers. However, most of the time if you purchase the machine from a Nigerian company, they will assist you in fixing it.

A nylon factory is like any other factory; the machines should follow in sequence according to their needs.

You can build up your shop as you want for cutters and wholesalers.


The workers you will need are listed below because you cannot do it on your own.

equipment operators

product supervisors



You will require anywhere from 10 to 20 men in total.

You are your own salesperson for wholesaling and cutting businesses; if your operation is moderately large, you will simply require a skilled worker and occasional transportation.

When hiring, strive to find people who are reliable and capable of doing the job; you can find them through a reliable person’s referral.


You wouldn’t have to worry about marketing if your feasibility study was done successfully since you would have identified your target market and understood how to reach them. Nylon will sell itself if you are in a favorable location, but to increase sales, consider the following advertising technique.


Distribute it and enlist the assistance of your relatives and friends. People are constantly rushing, thus the flyer should have a decent design because attention will be drawn to it.

Build a signpost.

It will act as a direction and advertisement.

Advertise on radio and television.

This is the ideal medium for producing nylon, but it is not suggested for wholesalers and cutters because it will only drive up costs.

Set up a social media account for your company.

Social media will spread the word about your company and may even boost sales. If you want to make a sale quickly, you can also use paid advertising.

Create a blog and material for it that will attract visitors.

Even if you stop working on your blog, it will continue to drive traffic to your business. The only drawback is that managing a blog can be challenging.

You can get in touch with us, and for a modest fee, we’ll assist you in setting it up and creating content that will drive traffic to it.

Market segment for the nylon industry

The groups or sectors you can target are shown below.






fashion boutiques



Factory for pure water

How much does it cost in Nigeria to launch a nylon business?

You will want between #20 million and #30 million to launch a nylon production business.

You will require between one million and five million naira for your wholesale nylon business.

You will require between #50,000 and #500,000 for your nylon cutting business.


Is nylon sales profitable?

Although it depends on your market and region, selling nylon can generate a profit margin of 100% of your production costs. For example, you can see $100,000 in earnings for a $100,000 expense.

Nigerian nylon business challenges (manufacturing, wholesale, cutting)

power source

The main issue with the nylon production industry is the lack of easily available power, which is required to create and cut nylon. The answer is to add a generator to it.


Although credit will destroy your company, the odd thing is that without it you won’t be able to sell as much nylon. You can limit your sales to your most devoted clients.


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