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How To Set Up A Paper Bag Manufacturing Plant in Nigeria

The history of paper dates back to the history of human culture and civilization. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans used a different kind of paper called `papyrus’.

Today’s kind of paper was first developed and used by China and spread to other countries. Growth of human population, need for transfer of knowledge, education and information within the society at large were forcing factors for innovations and notable increase on the production of paper.

Modern paper making began in early 19th century in Europe. All most all paper is manufactured using trees as primary source of wood pulp. Paper manufacturing continues to be a concern in modern times from an environmental perspective due to its use of large number of trees, harsh chemicals, huge water consumption resulting in ecological imbalances, pollution and contamination risks.

Eco-friendly paper is a solution to solve all environmental related problems. Though some tools and equipment are used in making eco-friendly, paper it is still called traditionally as a handmade paper only all over the world.
It is a paper that does not utilize wood for its manufacturing is free from all chemicals and is dried using most eco-friendly means of energy – it is a bio-degradable product.

A paper bag is a bag made of paper, usually kraft paper. Paper bags are commonly used as shopping bags, packaging, and sacks.

Due to the increasing awareness of the hazards of plastic bags to the environment among the public, eco-friendly paper bag is poised for a higher growth with a bright future.
Paper Bags can be used for
• carrying household articles,
• electrical gadgetry,
• garments, toys,
• stationery, compact discs,
• drugs, appliances,
• cutlery and chemicals.
• perfumes,
• food & beverages,
• medicines and dyes.
• custom-designed bags that are durable, reliable and economical.

The major machinery required for paper carry bags are automatic paper bag making machine; creasing machine; cutting machine; miscellaneous tools and equipment.

The market for paper bags is national. With a population of over one hundred and eighty million (180,000,000) people and an estimated national population growth rate of 5.7% per annum ,an average economic growth rate of 3.5% per annum in the past five (5) years, Nigeria has a large market for paper bags.

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