The important factor about the paper bag making is its Eco-friendliness, paper bags are recyclable and biodegradable items, paper bags are essential for every commercial use for packaging their products
All we know that plastic bags rely on the harmful effect to the environment so the use of the plastic is ban by the government, also the government intention is to provide eco-friendly nonhazardous material, paper bags are one of the contributions for an evolution of eco-friendly vision
So it is the right time to get enter in the Paper Bag Making Bpaper bag makingusiness.
#1 Potential of Paper Bag Making Business
Almost all the sectors use the paper bag for packaging or carry purpose, paper bags are also used as promoting materials
All we know is plastic is pollutant substance by its own, therefore government not allows to use it, thus the paper bag is the best replacement for the plastic carry bags, which are eco-friendly and recyclable(made up of 35% degradable raw material), also cheaper than that of plastic carry bags
Choose a right method to make paper bag maintain the quality of the bag, paper bag for food carry purpose are challenging to manufacture because of its generic factor
I hope now you can understand the present situation of the paper bag and figure out the market demand
Some area sector where paper bags are used on a daily basis
- General purpose
- Industries to pack their semi-finished goods
- Jewelry packaging
- Paper bags for medical use
- Party bags
- Shopping bags
- To carry food items
Paper bags are available in Different sizes according to the demand
Size in inch/size in cm
- 2 5.25X7.5 / 13X19
- 3 6.75X8.5 / 17X22
- 4 8.25X10 / 21X25
- 25X 6 / 11X15
- 5 9.75X12.75 / 25X34
- 6 10.5X16 / 25X34
#2 Registrations & Licenses Required for Paper bag business
Paper bag business doesn’t demand lots of documentation
#1) Registration of Firm: You may start the small to medium scale cashew nut processing unit either a Proprietorship or Partnership Firm.
If you are starting this business as One Person Company, then you have to register your firm as a proprietorship.
For Partnership operation, you have to register as a limited liability partnership (LLP) or Pvt. Ltd. Company with Registrar of Companies (ROC).
#2) GST Registration: Apply for the GST registration for GST number which is mandatory for all business
#3) Trade License: Trade License; any business opening in society required tread license from your local municipal corporation
#4) MSME/SSI Registration: You have to complete Udyog aadhar online which allow you to get the government facility.
#5) BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) :Certification which is compulsory
After completion of the all documentation you are ready to start manufacturing process for paper bag business
#3 Area Required to Start Paper Bag Manufacturing Business (Location)
Selecting the area for any business is a crucial point, business 1000 sq ft area space is sufficient to start paper bag business
Select appropriate area location where you get sufficient water supply, electricity supply and manpower in affordable price
The semi-urban area is an identical location for this business because you can get the advantage of urban as well as the rural area also taxes and the rents of that location will less than the urban area
The raw material sources and the target market should be easily accessible by transportation
#4 List of Raw Material for Paper Bag Making Business
Definitely, the Basic Raw Material for the paper bag is craft paper additionally you need ribbon, glue, designer items for a handle, eyelid etc
A raw material is a major factor; the quality of the paper bag depends upon the raw material used
There are different types of craft paper are available in the market but you have to choose according to your quality for a paper bag
List of raw material required for paper bag making:
- Laces and tags
- Paper rolls colors and white
- Paper sheets
- Polyester stereo
- Printing chemicals, ink etc
#5 List of Machinery Required for Paper Bag Making Business
While buying the machinery check the durability of machinery and its work output which will affect on the production
There is a different type of Automatic and Semi-automatic machine are available which are cost around 5 lakh to 20 lakh according to the motor used in the machine, you have to choose the machinery according to your production target and capital investment
You can visit the nearer paper bag manufacturing units so it will give you an idea about the machinery
There are mainly two types of the machines are there for paper bag production and other machines are categories under these two main machines
1) Automatic Paper Making Machine (Without Printing)
As name indicate this type of machine is does not support for printing operation
The can produce 120 processes per minute of the 12×18 to 40×60 cm size by using this machine
The machine required 12ft x 14ft area for installation
Cost of the machine: Around Rs 5 lakh
2) Automatic Paper Making Machine (Two Color printing)
This machine is having an extra feature of printing by which you can print the promotional data in the bag according to demand of the customer
The production is same as Automatic without Printing machine which is 120 piece per minute of 12×18 to 40×60 cm size
This machine required slightly more are for installation, 14ft x 18 ft
Cost of the machine: Around Rs 6.5 lakh
It is advisable to buy Automatic with Two Color printing machine
There are some other types of machinery that you need for paper bag production
- Creasing Machine
- Cutting Machine
- Eyelet Fitting Machine
- Lace Fitting Machine
- Printing Machines
- Punching Machine.
- Roll Slitter Motorized Machines
- Stereo Press And Stereo Grinder
- Testing Scale Machine
#6 Manufacturing Process of Paper Bag Making Business
The manufacturing of paper bags is fully automatic. Paper bags making machine are easy to operate
Generally when all things are loaded into the machine then you need not do any work.
Complete 6 Steps Manufacturing Guide for Paper Bag Making Business
Step 1 cutting
Initially, cutting of paper roll according to the size of the paper bag that wants to be manufactured using the automatic paper bag machine
Step 2 Pressing
The pressing of the side of the paper and then stick with the help of gum is done with the help of the pressing machine
Step 3 Printing
After the sides of the paper bags are stick together the printer machine printed the design or information on the paper bag.
You can use the paper bags as promoting material by printing that promotional data on it.
Step 4 Punching
The punching is done with the punching machine to creating a hole to attach the handle on the paper bag.
Step 5 Handle attach
Attaching the string handle to holes of the paper bag is done with the machine.
Step 6 Packaging:
Once the paper bag is manufacture it will ready to sell, Paper bags are packed in the cartoon box for transportation.
The process may differ with the use of different machines. These steps process are not the only way to manufacture paper bags.
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#7 Where to sell Paper Bags
You can take the help of retailer to introduce your paper bag business to customers
Here we listed some areas where paper bags are used on a daily basis
All departmental shops & consumer shops
- Book Shops
- Fancy Shops
- Fruits And Vegetable Shops
- General Purpose
- Gift Store
- Grocery Shops
- Hardware Shops
- Industries To Pack Their Semi-Finished Goods
- Jewelry Stores
- Meat / Fish Shops
- Medical Shops
- Party Bags
- Shoes Shops
- Shopping Bags
- Snacks Stores
- Stationery Shops
- Sweet Shops
- Textile Shops
You can sell the paper bags to the wholesaler of your city.
Register your business on B2B websites like
Etc. you can sell your product on bulk orders.
Register your business on B2C websites like
etc. where you can sell your product directly to the customer.
Brand and Uniqueness
Promoting your business brand is essential. Without the proper promotion, you are not able to attract customers,
Create the attractive logo for the business; this will be the image of your business company, so keep logo attractive as well as professional
Then used it into promotional material such as business card, pamphlets, letterhead and even printing on bags
There is the different strategy to find out the client/ customer for paper bag some of them are mention below
contact the business that are using the plastic carry bags, explain to them the advantages of a paper bag and aware customers, and convert them to use paper bags
Always carry promoting material,
Post the Advertisement in local media
Create your own website from where you can sell the paper bag or tie up with the other hosting site that will help you to promote and sell your product