candles are a daily household commodity and are also a
mass consumption item used widely for lighting and
illumination in houses, churches, and other religious
What can I earn? (Gross,
annual profit of about Rs.40, 000 while producing about
100kgs, candles per day
What is the market for it?
are essentially a mass consumption item. At present the
demand of candles is very high but their supply always
falls short of demand. Hence offering immense scope for
profit in this field.
What is required? (Raw
materials, skills, technology)
small covered area for operating the business,
Paraffin wax, stearine, bees wax,
Some equipment for processing, and
No specific skill is required .
How much will it cost to set up?
require a working capital of about RS.12, 000 per month
while a fixed capital of about RS. 65,000.
Can someone help? (Training, tech.
support, loans, raw material, and marketing)
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candles are daily household necessity and are widely
used for lighting and illumination in houses, churches,
other religious places, hotels, restaurants etc in fact
they have got their own charm and pleasure. Wax candles
are made in a variety of sizes and shapes. At present
there are many small-scale units manufacturing wax
candles. But the estimated demand is very high compared
to the current production, thereby offering scope for
new investment in this field.
are in great demand and their supply always falls short
of demand. These are a mass consumption item used widely
for lighting and illuminations in the household. The
demand for candles is increasing day by day due to its
wide application in churches, religious places, hotels,
Artistic and decorators candles
also have a very good market potential
material requirement (Basis
100 KGs. Per day)
moulding machine (1 No.)
melting vessels (aluminium) (4 Nos.)
wood fired furnace (1 No.)
items like weighing scales, jugs etc.
equipment, physical balance
wax and Stearic acid ( 5 to 10% of the wax quality)
are brought to the molten stage in a mild steel or
aluminium vessel kept on a coal or wood furnace
desired, the dye (wax soluble) is mixed to the molten
mass with stirring to disperse it uniformly
is inserted in the candle moulding machine and molten
mass(of wax, Stearic acid, and dye) is poured into the
channels leading to the upper parts of the mould
cold water is allowed to circulate around the candle
moulds to cool and set the mass
the candles are set, they are removed with the help of
ejectors operated by a handle fitted in the machines
thread is cut and the candles are packed
candle moulding are, sometimes fitted with a device to
reduce the length of the candles if desired.
100 KGs. per day of wax candles
area required 50 Sq.m.
Land and building
Plant & machinery
Working capital per month
Total capital investment
Cost of production per annum
Receipt per annum
Profit per annum
Rate of return
Break Even Point