IV. Technical Study A technical feasibility study is an excellent tool for trouble-shooting and long-term planning. In some regards it serves as a flow chart of how your products and services evolve and move through your business to physically reach your market. 4.1 Objective of the study The objective of the study is to determine the manufacturing process, amount of the raw materials needed for production, the machine and equipment to be used and the man power needed in manufacturing of seaweed shampoo. The study aims to determine the best location of the manufacturing plant to have access to raw materials and distribution of the product to the customers. 4.2 Product
4.2.1 Description of the product
Seaweed shampoo is shampoo infused
seaweed extract, or both. These hair cleansers are often green because the extract and powder are both green, though some manufacturers use chemicals to make the color more intense. Nowadays, many people prefer organic shampoo rather than modern shampoo. Seaweed shampoo is best for a hair that is limp and just hangs flat. Herbalists and holistic health practitioners generally recommend seaweed for skin and hair health because of the enzymes it contains. Not only is it reportedly hydrating and antibacterial, it contains a very high amount of nutrients and antioxidants. These qualities typically remove dirt and oil from the hair very efficiently, leaving the beneficial enzymes behind. Seaweed enzymes may help heal dandruff, stimulate hair follicles to make hair grow, and infuse hair with moisture and shine.
4.3 Product Composition The figures below show the raw materials and the amount of raw materials needed in producing 10ml sachet, 120ml and 200ml bottle.
6ml Deionized Water
2.5ml Decyl Glucoside eeee
0.3ml Vegetable Glycerin
0.1ml Potassium Sorbate
0.1ml Eucalyptus Essential Oil
0.2ml Citric Acid
0.4ml Seaweed Extract
Figure 4.3a: Product Composition for 10ml Sachet
The raw materials and the amount of raw materials for 10ml are 6ml Deionized water, 2.5ml DecylGlucoside, 0.2ml CMC, 0.3ml Vegetable Glycerin, 0.2ml DLPanthenol, 0.1ml Potassium Sorbate, 0.1ml Eucalyptus essential oil, 0.2ml Citric acid and 0.4ml Seaweed extract.
72ml Deionized Water
30ml Decyl Glucoside eeee
3.6ml Vegetable Glycerin
1.2ml Potassium Sorbate
1.2ml Eucalyptus Essential Oil
2.4ml Citric Acid
4.8ml Seaweed Extract
Figure 4.3b: Product Composition for 120ml Bottle The raw materials and the amount of raw materials for 120ml are 72ml Deionized water, 30ml DecylGlucoside, 2.4ml CMC, 3.6ml Vegetable Glycerin, 2.4ml DLPanthenol, 1.2ml Potassium Sorbate, 1.2ml Eucalyptus essential oil, 2.4ml Citric acid and 4.8ml Seaweed extract.
120ml Deionized Water
50ml Decyl Glucoside eeee
6ml Vegetable Glycerin
2ml Potassium Sorbate
2ml Eucalyptus Essential Oil
4ml Citric Acid
8ml Seaweed Extract
Figure 4.3c: Product Composition for 200ml Bottle The raw materials and the amount of raw materials for200ml are 120ml Deionized water, 50ml DecylGlucoside, 4ml CMC, 6ml Vegetable Glycerin, 4ml DLPanthenol, 2ml Potassium Sorbate, 2ml Eucalyptus essential oil, 4ml Citric acid and 8ml Seaweed extract.
4.3 Manufacturing Process
4.3.1 Description of the process
Once all ingredients of a shampoo are delivered to the production facility the batch-wise production process can start. The main technologies applied are mixing and filling. Several stock solutions are generated before these pre-mixes are pumped together with all remaining ingredients into mixing vessels. The final product is delivered afterwards to the filling station. There is a cleaning step involved after each batch which requires only water as cleaning agent.
Deionized the water in a deionize water tank Deionized the water...
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