How to set up Rubber Floor Mat Making Unit

Rubber Floor Mat Making

Rubber Floor Mat Making Unit

Rubber floor mats industry is a type of small and medium scale business that has good potential for growth that requires moderate investment. Rubber mats in industrial applications are used to cover electrical panels to act as a guard against leakage of current and short-circuits. It is also used in industries where there is oil spillage on floors – the rubber floor mat making is slippery-resistant. They are used at doorsteps, living rooms and bathrooms in our homes to effectively absorb dirt and moisture from shoes and slippers. These mats are also used in automobiles. Rubber floor mat making is of different types – interior mats, wrestling mats, anti-fatigue mats, anti-vibration mats, and anti-static mat.

What are the materials used to make floor mats?

The materials generally used to make floor mats

Generally, these three materials are used to make floor mats, namely;

  • First is Rubber: Floor mats are generally made from natural rubber. Floor mats made from Rubber are very tough and long-lasting. Furthermore, it is recommended at places with a high population such as commercial buildings, offices, malls, etc. because it is very strong. One major advantage of rubber floor mats is that they can be designed and various patterns can be developed on it. Additionally, not only rubber mats are beautiful and attractive but they provide traction on slippery surfaces.
  • Vinyl: Vinyl is another matting material made from plastic polymers. The production cost of these mats is very low and hence, they are very affordable. Additionally, vinyl mats also come in various patterns and designs. These patterns/designs increase traction and hence friction on entrances of homes, shops, etc. Also, like rubber vinyl mats also do not absorb water.
  • Carpet fibers: Carpet floor mats features clothing fabrics with tough fibers on the surface and also features excellent sewing patterns. They come in vibrant colors. The major advantage of carpet floor mats is that they are water absorbing. Therefore, they are ideal for use on wet surfaces. These mats are generally used as entrance mats to absorb water from the wet shoes of users. Carpet mats include their backing made from vinyl or rubber mainly for enhancing their durability and quality. They are generally used for decorative purposes because they are very colorful and vibrant and also on wet floors like in bathrooms, etc.
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Other material includes;

  • Jute
  • Clothing materials such as Nylon, Tuxedo,
  • Plastic
  • Foam
  • Cotton
  • Coconut fibers
  • Cyperus pangorei {Korai grass in Tamil, generally found in houses of Tamil Nadu state}

What is the Market Potential of the Rubber Floor mats making Industry in India?

The rubber floor mats can be manufactured using the natural rubber of the synthetic rubber.

In 2016, the market share of the Indian rubber industry was 8.15%, the fourth largest in the world. As per industry sources, the rubber production of the country was 654,000 tons in 2016-17 and was expected to rise by 15% by the end of the financial year 2017-18 touching almost 750,000 tons. In the same year, the consumption percentage of India was 11%, second in the world. About 20920 million tons of rubber was exported in 2016-17.

In 2016, there were about 30 large scale units in the country, about 300 medium scale units and 5600 small scale units involved in rubber production or rubber-related products.

Of the total rubber produced in the country in 2016, less than 10% was used for manufacturing ‘Other’ products including floor mats.

It is expected that by 2020, about 91% of the total natural rubber will be supplied by Asia-Pacific countries. With rising demands for rubber, the demand for rubber made products will also increase.

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What are the Mandatory Registrations and Licenses that are Required to Start a Rubber floor Mat Making Industry?

Government Registrations:-

  1. Company Registration with ROC, India – as per the rule of the land, all business entities need the certificate of incorporation from the Registrar of companies to start work. It requires detailed documentation to obtain this certificate. The Memorandum of Association along with Articles of Association which mention the specifications relating to the organization is of the most important documents that need to be submitted to have the certificate issued.
  2. Trade License from the local body. The Trade License permits a particular business to operate form a certain area – hence authorization is required from the local municipal authority to start functioning.
  3. Factory license for registering the factory. The license is issued by the Chief Inspectorate of Factories. This license needs to be renewed on a yearly basis.
  4. Udyog Aadhaar MSME registration can be applied online at[1] by small and medium scale manufacturing units. Once the Aadhaar number is received the business set-up becomes eligible to take benefit from various schemes offered by the Ministry of MSME. The Ministry’s main responsibility lies in helping develop the growth of small enterprises and protect by helping them with subsidies and other benefits.
  5. No objection certification or a consent form from the State Pollution Control Board
  6. GST Registration can also be applied online. It is mandatory for certain businesses to get themselves registered under GST.
  7. Licenses:-
  8. ISO Certification – through this certification is more to do with the discretion of the manufacturer, it is a good idea to be able to use the ISO certified logo on the product as it conveys to the buyer – industrial or domestic, national or international – that the quality of the product is high and the manufacturing process has followed international regulations and standards.
  9. Import Export Code the business intends to export the floor mats to the international market. The IEC code is a ten-digit number issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade[2]. The Directorate’s main task is to promote India’s exports. The application for obtaining the code can be filled online. Without the IE code, businesses cannot clear customs or receive/send money abroad. The Import-Export code can be obtained on an individual’s name also in case the business entity is not incorporated yet. This is one code that does not require renewal.
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13 profitable small-scale business ideas in the rubber work itself

If you are interested in rubber works or you want to lengthen your products’ range list you can consider these small scale rubber business ideas and add some of them in your list of products. Other ideas for starting a business in the rubber works itself include the following;

  • Balloon making:
  • Eraser manufacturing
  • Manufacturing hospital rubber consumables
  • Latex rubber thread-making
  • Producing rubber bands
  • Manufacturing rubber belts
  • Rubber gaskets production unit: It is one of the most profitable rubber business ideas.
  • Making rubber gloves
  • Rubber stamp manufacturing
  • Slipper Making
  • Rubber toys manufacturing
  • Tyre retreading

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