Eraser Manufacturing Business

Economic Viability of Eraser
Erasers are highly used items in the scholarly world. In most countries the youth outnumber adults 3 - 1and each is mandated to have basic education.
This accounts for millions of students in primary and secondary school. Millions of erasers are consumed yearly providing big profit for manufacturers.
The competition is huge from both domestic manufacturers and foreign markets. Domestic manufacturers have a clear advantage if the raw materials and technology is readily available.
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Marketing Potential of Eraser
Tertiary institutions are the major market for erasers. You have universities, high schools, primary school, elementary school and even kindergarten.
Others are trade institutions, Art/Craft colleges, School of Nursing and Midwifery. In a consumer study carried out in 2014 the total demand for eraser in a country of 150 million stood over 180 million.
The study evaluated 3 erasers per individual yearly accounting for 60 million people including a 20% other users.
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Eraser Manufacturing License
As an eraser manufacturer you need a trade permit and insurance. Irrespective of your business structure such as home, online, mobile or office environment you need a business license.
Register your enterprise as a sole proprietorship business or limited liability company. Make sure you have a state/federal employer tax identification number. Another business structure to consider apart from proprietorship or LLC is partnership.       
Eraser Manufacturer Licenses
  • Get a business License
  • DBA business name
  • Trade permit
  • Federal EIN-federal tax identification number
  • State EIN –state tax employer identification number
  • Incorporate- Limited Liability Company
Raw Materials to Produce Eraser
The primary raw material that goes into the production of erasers is rubber. Therefore manufacturers should establish the factory close to a viable source of rubber.
There are two types of rubber used by manufacturers, synthetic rubber or natural rubber. Synthetic rubber is derived from petroleum products such as ethylene and styrene.
Other raw materials added during the manufacturing process are vegetable oil, starch, factice and pumice. More additives include abrasives, lithopone, sulfur, titanium oxide and zinc oxide. Both oxides are used as colorants to add pigment color to the product.
List of raw Materials in Eraser
  • Crepe rubber
  • Starch
  • Petroleum based products
  • Vulcanized waste rubber
  • Factice
  • Abrasive
  • Sulphur
  • Lithopone
The Manufacturing Process of Eraser
You could either make the rubber from natural rubber or synthetic rubber. The methodologies for both processes differ.
Water is added to Natural latex rubber, sieved and masticated with chemicals such as formic acid to make rubber coagulates into slabs. Then resultant product is vulcanized in heated hydraulic press, cut, finished and ground. The maker is at liberty to brand or stamp the eraser.
Synthetic rubber manufacturers apply intense heat too petroleum product. Styrene- butadiene is the common element used to make synthetic rubber. The methodology preferred by manufacturers is usually emulsion process.
Equipment for Natural Eraser Manufacture
Eraser manufacturing is highly automated producing millions of products. You need a large horizontal tank, sieve, boiler, grinder and roll mill. Other equipment includes cutter, hydraulic press, rubber mixer and stamping equipment.
  • Large horizontal tank
  • Sieve
  • Boiler
  • Grinder
  • Roll mill
  • Cutter
  • Hydraulic press
  • Rubber mixer
  • Accessories
  • Stamping equipment



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