How to Start Non-Woven (Fabric) Bags Manufacturing Business

Plastic bags are the major cause of environment pollution and Governments across the States are imposing bans on plastic bags. Non-woven bags or fabric bags are the great alternatives of plastic bags and it’s the perfect time to start non-woven bags manufacturing business.

Non-woven bags are made out of 100% degradable non-woven fabric material. The non-woven fabrics are bonded together by a process other than weaving (such as chemically, with heat, etc.).

The non-woven bags are designed in various patterns and size as per the requirement of customers. Due to increasing ban on plastic bags, the demands of fabric bags have been increased and it is a great opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to start non-woven fabric bag business.

Non Woven Shopping Bag: Features

  • Eco-friendly
  • Suitable for advertisements
  • Recycle, environmentally friendly material
  • Water resistant and mosture proof
  • Durable and tear resistant
  • Available in a wide variety of styles
  • Various shapes, sizes and designs acceptable
  • Buyer logos and designs acceptable
  • Materials: non woven fabric, any thickness
  • 14 Printing: Solid colorfull colors printing
  • Surface decorative finishing: Gloss/matte lamination, glitter, embossing, creasing, foil stamping, die cutting, oil printing, screen printing;
  • Usually used for gift/clothes packaging and craftwork;
  • Carry handle; non woven, polyester
  • Shopping, packing, promotion
  • Anti-pull, anti-tear, strong, extensible and hig in the intensity of machanics
  • Acid-resistant, alkali-resistant, non-poisonous and no harm to human body
  • Good in ventilation




  • Nonwoven shopping bag
  • Gift bag
  • Promotional purposes
  • Storage Application
  • Packaging
  • Bedding
  • Dustproof cover


Raw Material – Non-Woven Fabric

Non-woven fabric is the main raw material used for manufacturing of Non-Woven Bags. The non woven fabric is a kind of fabric made from long fibers bonded together by entangling fiber or filaments (and by perforating films) mechanically, thermally or chemically. It doesn’t require converting the fiber to yarn as these are not made by weaving or knitting process.


Manufacturing Process and Machinery

Semi-Automatic Machine (Minimum Investment – Rs. 8-10 Lakhs)

  1. Seat Cutting Machine – Cutting the sheets from fabric roll as per the required size
  2. Bag Sealing Machine – Sealing the bags from the fabric sheets
  3. Handle Sealing Machine – Making of handles from rolls as per required size.
  4. Loop Handle Fixing Machine – Fixing of Handles with Bags
  5. Handle Punching Machine – Making of handle by punching the bag (if separate handle is not required)
  6. Printing Machine – Printing of Bags (Printing Process can be outsourced)


Fully Automatic Machines (Minimum Investment - Rs. 20 -25 Lakhs)

  1. Fully Automatic Non Woven Bag Making Machine
  2. Punching Machine for U-Cut/T-Shirt Bag & Die set
  3. UPS
  4. Bag Printing Machine

Business Registrations/Statutory Approvals

Following registrations/approvals may be required as per the provisions of related laws:

  • GST Registration
  • MSME Registration
  • Shop and Establishment License
  • Fire and Safety Approval
  • Pollution Control Board Clearance
  • ESI, PF and Labour laws


Plant Location - Factors

Plant location is very important for any business and it requires the detailed research to decide the plant location. You can use following common factors to decide the plant location:

Raw-material supply:

  • Availability from existing or future suppliers
  • Use of substitute materials
  • Distance


  • Demand versus distance
  • Growth or decline
  • Inventory storage requirements
  • Competition - present and future

Power and fuel supply:

  • Availability of electricity and various type of fuel
  • Future reserves
  • Costs


  • Availability of skills
  • Labor relations - history and stability in area
  • Stability of labor rates


  • Transportation availability
  • Cost of Transportation


Project Report - Automatic Non Woven Bag Making Machine


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Total Production and Profitability

  • Production Per Minute - 50-90 pcs
  • Total Production of the machine per shift:- Rs. 70 x 60 x 10= 42000pcs
  • Total Production of the machine per day: - 42000 X 2 = 84000 pcs
  • Total Production of the machine per month:-   84000 X 28= 23,52,000 pcs
  • Quantity of Bags in 1 Kg = 70 pcs (Approx)
  • Total Production of month :- 23,52,000/70=33600 kgs
  • Cost of Fabric :- Rs 105/- per kg
  • Cost of Bags :-Rs120/- per kg
  • Total work of the month :-120-105=15 * 33600=5,04,000/-
  • Less total expense per month:- 5,04,000-1,95,417= Rs.3,08,583/-
  • Total minimum profit per month= Rs.   3,08,583/-