VIRGIN COCONUT OIL

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1.      Introduction:

Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is colorless and having an intense coconut aroma, it is rich in lauric fatty acid and contains vitamin E with a peroxidase value of below 1 and less than 0.2% free fatty acid (FFA). It has long shelf life due to its anti-oxidant properties. It has the longest shelf life compared to other vegetable oils. VCO is abundant in medium chain fatty acids such as C8, C10 and C12, and has a unique role in the diet as an important physiologically functional food. It is used as a hair conditioner. It softens the hair and conditions the scalp. Using the coconut oil as a pre-wash conditioner can rid a person of dandruff better than a medicated shampoo. VCO is been recognized for its quality of strengthening the structure of damaged, devitalized hair. It lubricates and softens the hair shaft through the action of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron. As a “functional food”, the medical community as powerful tool against an immune disease, this acts as antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal

2.      Raw Material:

Freshly matured of aged 12 months and it must process within one week of after harvesting to get better yield and quality.

3. Process:

Matured coconuts   ——->  De-shelling  ——->  Paring ——->     Dewatering ——–> Disintegrating ——–> Milk extracting ——–> Coconut milk ——–> Enzyme treatment Centrifuging ——–> Freezing & thawing ——–> Centrifuging ——–> Virgin coconut oil.

5. Project Cost – Fixed Cost – Working Capital (in Rs.‘000)

(Estimate for a model project):

a) Land  & Land development (600 m2)

210.00

b) Building and civil works (300 m2)

300.00

c) Plant and machinery

1700.00

d) Auxiliary equipments

408.00

e) Other fixed assets

50.00

f) Pre-operative expenses

278.00

Total fixed capital

2946.00

Working capital margin

325.00

Total Project cost

3271.00

Means of finance:

– Promoters contribution                                 1270.00

– Term loan                                                      2001.00

6. Production Capacity- (estimate):

Suggested economic capacity:            5000 coconuts per day/ shift

Production per day:                             300 liters

Working:                                              300 days per annum

7. Technology/Manufacturing Process – Available:

INDIA

Milk extracting Coconut milk Enzyme treatment Centrifuging Freezing & thawing Centrifuging Virgin coconut oil

4. Plant & Machinery:

Principal equipments: Hammer mill, screw press, centrifuge & adsorption column, bottle filling machine, fluidized bed dryer, pouch sealing machine, walk-in-cooler, cream collection tank, milk collection tank, kernel washing tank etc.

Auxiliary equipments: Balance, working tables, plastic crates, general hand tools, generator, strapping machine, general lighting & others

5. Project Cost – Fixed Cost – Working Capital (in Rs.‘000)

(Estimate for a model project):

a)

Land & Land development (600 m2)

210.00

b)

Building and civil works (300 m2)

300.00

c)

Plant and machinery

1700.00

d)

Auxiliary equipments

408.00

e)

Other fixed assets

50.00

f)

Pre-operative expenses

278.00

Total fixed capital

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Working capital margin

325.00

Total Project cost

3271.00

Means of finance:

– Promoters contribution 1270.00

– Term loan 2001.00

6. Production Capacity- (estimate):

Suggested economic capacity: 5000 coconuts per day/ shift

Production per day: 300 liters

Working: 300 days per annum

7. Technology/Manufacturing Process – Available:

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