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Friday, September 16, 2005

Business Opportunities in Hydrocolloids

What is it ?
The word ‘hydrocolloids’ or water soluble gums means range of polysaccharides and proteins that are widely used in a variety of industrial sectors to perform a number of functions including thickening and gelling aqueous solutions, stabilizing foams, emulsions and dispersions, inhibiting ice and sugar crystal formation and the controlled release offlavors, and so on
Food Industry
Gelling fruit systems, stabilizing dressings and sauces , protein stabilization in acidified dairy beverages, water binding in meat, stabilizing ice cream .
International organizations such as the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission and the EU are seeking to harmonies regulations for the use of hydrocolloids, but differences still exist. Consequently, relevant legislation should be consulted before using hydrocolloids in food products.
Personal Care : Toothpaste, Dental fixatives
Pharmaceutical Industry
Oral suspensions, emulsions and syrups Ophthalmic compositions , Sustained release tablets , Lotions and creams ,Ostomy and wound care products, Tablet coatings ,Enteral / parenteral nutrition ,Infant formula ,Weight management , Anti-diarrhea preparations , wound dressing
Paper Industry : used for paper & board coating, surface sizing
Oil & Gas Drilling : Used as water based drilling muds
Textile Industry
Warp sizing, use as a thickener in textile printing pastes with reactive and disperse dyes
Ceramic Industry
Used to improve plasticity and green strength in the bodies, as a temporary binder in refractories, as a stabilizer, thickener and binder in glazes
Functions as a soil-suspending "anti-redeposition" agent in powder detergent formulas
Many other uses
Use as a thickener in water-based emulsion paints, use as wallpaper adhesives, proven to be an excellent binder and thickener for various building products such as plasters and joint compounds, Air freshener gels , Chalk and pencil lead Auto polish , Coal briquettes ,Batteries , Electric cables Bricks , Leather substitute Carbon black slurries , Play dough , toys Carpet backing compounds , Protein recovery for animal feed ,Cattle feed , Shoe polish
There are many market development initiatives taking place in India & other countries.
Market Survey Reports by Reputed Consultancy companies are available but are expensive
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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Neem enquiry

Atul Ajmera <>
cc SundaraRajan Margabandu <>
Subject Re: Neem Oil technology
Dr Mr M Sundarajan,
I have in my back of mind about the CDs and the liturature present in it. But I am looking to extract karanja, neem and castor in single plant though with minor modificaton. Thus the information I need in the CD should be in line and modified to meet my needs, unlike the present literature. CD should have literature with respect to all three in single plant and all common machinery with feasibility study.
I am residing in Marathwada region of Maharashtra state of india. In my region there is ample amount of production of neem, karanja, castor etc. I am chemical engineer by the background and now i am looking to enter into production of the oil from the above name seeds.
I wanted your help to understand more about the above crops and the production technologies and the machinery required. Kindly do me a favour by providing me the details of the same. I also wanted to know can i extract all the oil in same plant? As all the crops are the seasonal and in this way i can utilize the production plant for the whole year.
1. I am loooking for extracting (cold press) oil from neem , karanja and castor seeds in the same plant.2. As all the products are seasonal and to utilize the total capacity of the plant i am looking for it. (Capacity of about say 20 tonns of seed per day)3. For your information i have seen this type of plant (where karanj and neem oil are extracted by batch process but i am not sure if castor oil can be also produced in the same plant) still from you wanted to know the feasibility of the plant4. I wanted your help to understand more about the above crops and the production technologies and their specific applications. Kindly do me a favour by providing me the details of the same.
Looking forward for your reply and to know details about the plant where all the 3 oils can be extracted (may be with minor modifications).

atul ajmera

Glad to see your mail & thank you.We have database on Neem, Karanja & Castor seed Oil - Machinery used areCold Press & Solvent extraction.All the Oils can be extracted from same Machinery- but the end use will be not for human consumption.We can provide you with all the information - Extraction, machinery details, suppliersof Plant & Machinery and abovt the crops and the production technologies and their specific applicationsAll the Information will be compiled in a CD ROM & sent to you by Courier

conversation with a client

Dear Madam/Sir:
God day! I am Ma. Shiela S. Saet. Can you send me an information about pectin from pomelo. Kindly include some information on how pectin can be made into a useful products using a simple process. Thank you.
Dear Ma. Shiela S. Saet
Here is what we found :Grapefruit peel is candied and is an important source of pectin for the preservation of other fruits. The peel oil, expressed or distilled, is commonly employed in soft-drink flavoring, after the removal of 50% of the monoterpenes. The main ingredient in the outer peel oil is nookatone. Extracted nookatone, added to grapefruit juice powder, enhances the flavor of the reconstituted juice. Naringin, extracted from the inner peel (albedo), is used as a bitter in "tonic" beverages, bitter chocolate, ice cream and ices. It is chemically converted into a sweetener about 1,500 times sweeter than sugar. After the extraction of naringin, the albedo can be reprocessed to recover pectin.
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Dear M. SundaraRajan
Thank you for the information you've sent to me.
Could you hep me again sending information if a carrot juice can treat skin diseases.
Thank you.
shiela saet

Dear Shiela
Nice to hear from you again - how r u?
Take a look at
you may find answer for your question !

Dear friend,
I am looking for a scholarship abroad in any country, an scholarship applicable for a science teacher.
Could you help me again?
Thank you

Dear Shiela
did you see this page ?
Click on these links...and see
If these pages are not helpful, we shall explore more pages? !regards

karaya gum rings for ostomy bags

Dear sirs
We are evaluating the developement of a new product: karaya gum rings for ostomy bags.
Would you please quotate all this material?
Please send ASAP
Thanking you very much for your attention hereon
Best regards}
CanteroSales Manager
TEL: 4454-8523 / 4652-0405E-MAIL

Dear Sir
We only provide information Services.
Enclosed please find a list of Suppliers to contact.
with best wishes


Dear Shri Sundararajan,
On seeing the actual contents of the CD sent, I am ofthe opinion that lot more efforts should be put in formaking a worthy CD on Contract Farming. Contents do not add much to what we already have collected from the net.


Dear Dr.Sreedhar
Glad to know you got the CD ROM.
Thanks for the feedback.
We would request you to send list of questions on whichyou would like to have additional data from the Internet.
Please email us at your convenience - we shall search & send you answers to your questions - or shall inform youwhere you can find the answers.
with best wishes

Dear Shri Sundararajan,
Thanks for taking my feedback in the right spirit.
I shall get back to you in due course.

Sreedhar <>

Starting Beauty Clinics

Dear Sir,
Plz be informed that,I would like to introduce a new business in beauty care category with full set up like beauty products, beauty saloons, fitness centers, beauty institions and so on in Bangladesh.Therefore I would like to get not only the Executive Summery and Feasibility Report.But also the entire research and costing for 1 no.cosmatic plant and 10 no. beauty saloons and 10 fitness centers in Bangladesh(all will be covered by modern technology).I would like to get the costing for all types of Skin care, Body care, lip care, hair care and son on product with different size and furmula.I mean I would like to get the entire information support to establist 1 no.manufacturing plant, 10 nos. beauty saloons and 10 nos, fitness cenetrs in Bangladesh.In this regards, what kind of support I would get from you and what will be your time to complete the report and what will be your charge? Say for I just have a business plan in my mind and I would like to make it into reality through you by all necessery information providing by you in due time.Hope you got my point.Looking your assistance.

Thank you in anticipation.

AKM Masud Alam

Dear Sir
Glad to see your mail & thank you.
We have two model feasibility reports on Beauty Clinic & Fitness Club.
The Reports will serve as samples and need to be re done to suit
your Business Plan & current prevailing prices and other factors.
Please see other terms of our services at
Here are some more details about the two reports
1.Pre-Feasibility Study on Beauty ClinicProject BriefThe proposed project entails setting up a beauty clinic. Being one of the major players inservice sector, beauty clinics provide a wide range of services relating to beautytreatment for women and men. These services range from threading, facial and haircut tocomplex and more professional services like electrolysis, permanent make-up, diet andskin related consultations provided by qualified dieticians and dermatologists (skinspecialists). The proposed beauty clinic will provide all these services under one roof.
2.Pre-Feasibility Study on Health & Fitness ClubProject briefA health and fitness club provides services to its members to improve their physicalcondition or appearance through exercise. The proposed health and fitness club willprovide the indoor facilities of Gymnasium, indoor sports like table tennis, snookerand a refreshment center etc. to male and female members and will offerprofessional instruction (personal training). Project should be centrally located within a residential town to provide easy access to inhabitants.

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Citric Acid

this is sha mari, a Microbiology student from the Philippines. i have to research on citric acid and i was hoping you know the answers to these questions: 1. why are monosaccharides such as glucose and galactose not usually used in citric acid production despite the fact that they are easily utilizable? why are molasses the most appropriate substrate medium for citric acid production? 2. among the trace elements that are critical to product yield, which is favorable to citric acid accumulation? Thank you so much! I'm hoping to get a reply from you as soon as possible.

Dear Sheryll
Interesting questions !
Did you see my page @ ?
Find answers @
more questions?
you are welcome
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Photo Developing and Printing Lab

Photo Developing and Printing Lab(Digital Technology)

The photo printing and developing business comes under service sector and it providesvariety of services like developing, printing, enlarging, framing, mounting of photographsand sale of cameras & photo accessories (i.e. flash, film rolls, albums, camera batteries,camera bags etc.). Moreover a studio will also be established along with the shop and lab,where clients can have there snaps exposed.

Sample Project Report for starting a Day Care Center

The SAMPLE project is about starting a Day Care Center for infants and children of age up to 5. The proposed plan is to offer programs ranging from Infant Care for infants of more than 6 months ofage to Kindergarten for children of age up to 5 years.
The study provides information regarding investment opportunity for setting up a Day CareCenter.
Such a project is feasible for metropolitan citiesBut initial market research/survey would be required to identify its need.
It is just a you an to read it ?
more details,

Products for Solar Energy

SOLKER INDUSTRIES LIMITED, was started in the year 1985, by Mr.K.E.RAGUNAATHAN, an engineer with specialization in the field of solar energy, as a first generation entrepreneur. The company has its manufacturing facility at AMBATTUR INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, CHENNAI, INDIA. Initially, the company was started for manufacturing of SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEMS for domestic and Industrial use. The company is proud to secure the first ISI certification of the product in the country in the private sector and has installed nearly about 45000 square feet of solar collectors in the field in the last 20 years covering various domestic and industrial applications.
This company is looking for Dealers at towns in India - as per The company advertisement in The Hindu today.
Entrepreneurs who can invest about 2.5 laks of Rupees can expect to earn Rs.50,000/- per month if they take the promise goes..!
See their web site at

Marshall Field, entrepreneur

"Those who enter to buy, support me. Those who come to flatter, please me. Those who complain, teach me how I may please others so that more will come. Only those hurt me who are displeased but do not complain. They refuse me permission to correct my errors."


Today and in the future, companies that succeed will be those that know how to manage knowledge faster than competitors. It isn't a question of getting new information. It's the ability to extract information from your existing business, to see trends and insights faster than your competition.
Louis V. Gerstner Jr.,IBM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Nepal Department of Cottage and Small Industry is one of the oldest government organizations established under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies. Considering the industrial and economic base and geography, government has accorded the highest priority on cottage industriesThe main objectives of this department are:
To promote Cottage and Small Industries
To facilitate the enterprise through effective and efficient industrial administration By: Ministry of industry, commerce and supplies (Govt. Of Nepal )
Mushroom Cultivation and Processing:
Mushroom is a distinct vegetable. People, all over the world have become aware of the nutrient values of mushroom, and hence the demand for mushroom, and hence the demand for mushroom domestically as well as for export market is expanding. Mushrooms are mainly of three varieties viz., Oyster mushroom, paddy straw mushroom and white button mushroom. Oyster variety of mushrooms can be grown on a wide variety of inexpensive subtracts containing lignin and cellulose. Paddy straw mushrooms are grown on the paddy straw. Button mushrooms are cultivated over quality compost at a temperature of 15 to 17mdegrees centigrade. Processing of mushrooms involves preservation, pickling, dehydration and canning
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The INSME is designed to work as a hub of networks and structures of services aimed at strengthening and enhancing the dissemination and quality of information, the service supply and the partnership opportunities for SMEs. The INSME should pursue these objectives mainly through the creation and the use of an Internet portal. This portal will aim at networking the service providers with their users, as the existing service providers already existing at international, national and regional level do not often interact with their customers and among each other sufficiently.
MORE details are at
For SSI units which have resource constraints but need to compete for global and domestic business opportunities with larger adoption of IT tools to enhance their efficiency and productivity, market accessibility and cost effectiveness is a business imperative today. Bar coding has been in use extensively for the past 25 years worldwide and is now finding increase usage as well across industry sector. Recognised the importance of bar coding O/o DC(SSI), Ministry of Small Scale Industries, Govt. of India has notified an attractive financial assistance scheme for registered small scale and tiny sector industries wide their notification No.10(6)/2000-EP&M dt.27th Nov., 2001 for adoption of international numbering systems in bar coding and E-commerce applications w.e.f. Ist January 2002. As per the scheme SSI/tiny sector units who have adopted bar code on or after Ist January, 2002 are now eligible to get the financial assistance of 75% of the one time registration fee payable to EAN India. Further, it was also decided that SSI/tiny units who got registered for bar coding during the previous year i.e. on or after 01.1.01 will also be eligible for reimbursement of 75% of their one time registration fee.
The detailed SSI scheme with the relevant registration forms are available on our website at: or and also at EAN India's website All the SSI/tiny units are advised to apply for it at the earliest and avail of this financial assistance.
Project SENET bags Golden Icon Award
SENET bags the Golden Icon award for the "Best documented resource and case study" in the Professional category. The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances recognizes excellence in implementing e-Governance initiatives in an exemplary manner to Organizations and Institutions, through these awards. The award was received by Mr. G. R. Akadas, Deputy Director, SENET on behalf of Ministry of SSI, GOI at a glittering function in Bhubneshwar on Feb. 03, 2005.
More on SENET ...
Small Entrepreneurs in Andhra Pradesh Sick units are over 38 per cent of the total small industries set up in the state - Hyderabad September 09, 2005 Industrial sickness is rampant in the small-scale industrial sector (SSI) of Andhra Pradesh. Sick SSIs account for over 38 per cent of the total small industries set up in the state so far. As many as 38,582 units out of the 1,01,499 SSIs established have become sick and closed their operations. The state capital which has the maximum number of sick SSIs. In contrast, the backward Karimnagar district in the Telangana region of the state has the least percentage (17 per cent) of sickness among the SSIs. Of the 3,352 SSIs set up in Karimnagar, 583 units have been closed down so far. If we compare the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s data for 1999 to 2002 with the latest figures, the sickness among the SSIs in the state is growing. As per the study conducted by the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Small Industries Associations and AP SSI Centre, in collaboration with Sandilya Consultants Private Ltd, the causes of sickness are technological obsolescence, inadequate marketing efforts and facilities, lack of infrastructure, paucity of working capital, managerial inadequacies and delay in settlement of receivables. The main focus of the study was the implementation of the AP Small Scale Industry Revival Scheme. The scheme came into effect from June 25, 2001. It is targeted at SSIs with over Rs 5 lakh investments in plant and machinery but turned sick. The study reveals that, despite the well meaning efforts of the state government, the rehabilitation scheme did not draw any positive response either from the financing institutions or from the Sales Tax and other government departments. “No financing institution has sponsored even a single unit. In fact, our discussions with the financing institutions revealed that the banks branches are not aware of the existence of the scheme,” the study report, submitted last year, pointed out. The study also examines the causes of incipient (beginning) sickness in SSIs. It points out that there are instances where enterprises are born sick due to poor planning, delays in appraisal, sanction of limits from the financing institutions and lack of understanding of emerging markets on the part of the government supporting agencies and financing institutions. Analysis of the case studies of firms that have become sick reveals that most of the units faced problems with financing institutions. For a few units, sickness was due to market conditions, management problems and problem with government agencies. Delayed payment was the main cause of sickness in the case of one unit.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

GherkinsInformation Compilation on CD ROM
Gherkins, like other processed vegetables from the group of pickles, are mainly eaten together with meat and meat products, either as a side-dish or in sandwiches.
Gherkins are available in different seasonings and sizes and reflect the variations in taste of European consumers.
The German "Gurken", for example, are larger in size than the "cornichons" available in France and are also marketed in slices. The seasoning is "sweet-and-sour", whereas the gherkins sold in France usually do not contain any added sugar and are sold whole.
There are six different sizes of gherkins available on the market, with the smaller sizes mostly available through retail outlets and the larger used in the food industry and the catering sector.
The Agri Export Zones for gherkins covering the districts of Rangareddy, Mahabubnagar, Warangal, Karimnagar, Nalgonda and Anantapur accounted for an export of 12,000 tonnes of gherkins, worth Rs 29.5 crore, during the 2005 season.
Read Business Opportunities in Gherkins here

Botanical name: Coleus Forskohlii -Labiatate
Coleus forskohlii is a member of the mint family.
Other names: Pashanbad ,Makkari beru , Patther Chur , Pashan Bhedi , Mainmul, Karpuravali
There are more than 150 species of the plant
Coleus is a well known Ayuvedic herb that can help support overall vitality and wellbeing.
Coleus forskohlii grows wild on the mountain slopes of Nepal, India, and Thailand
Cultivated in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Mharastra, Rajastan and Karnataka
There are many companies manufacturing, exporting these products from India
Coleus contains a substance calledforskolin which has been found to stabilize the cells that release histamine and other inflammatory compounds. Forskolin increases the levels of the cellular messengercyclic Adenosine Monophosphate (cAMP) which is a major regulator of fat-burning enzymes and a messenger that reacts with certain hormones to direct metabolic changes inside cells. Therefore, it has been chosen as a herb of choice in replacing ephedra and mahuang for weight loss.
Safety Issues are Important
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