In most parts of the world, we tend to have the top-level of the plastics industry being dominated by just a few players. When we make reference to the ‘top level’ of the plastics industry in this context, we are actually referring to the level where the manufacture of plastic products is undertaken. We are also making reference to the level where the sourcing is done, for the raw materials from which plastics are made. By the way, plastics come from petrochemicals.
So, why is the top level of the plastics industry dominated by just a few players?
Well, the answer to that question is simple: the top level of the plastics industry is dominated by just a few players because there are many (and huge) barriers to entry, at that top level of the plastics industry. Only the few well-heeled players who are able to overcome those barriers to entry are able to play at that top level of the plastics industry. The barriers to entry we are making reference to here are mostly of a financial and a logistical nature, though there are technical barriers as well.
Still, it is encouraging to note that there is a greater diversity of players at the lower levels of the plastics industry. Thus, for instance, if you are looking to buy the best headphones made out of plastic, or to buy plastic-based earbuds for ladies, you are likely to be spoilt for choice. But if you want to buy the petrochemicals out of which the plastic products are fashioned, then you will find that there are only a few companies from which you can buy such petrochemicals or raw plastics.
As a businessperson involved in the production of plastic products, you may find yourself being inclined to start looking for International markets. If, for instance, your local domestic market is too small, or if the competition in your local domestic market is too much, then you are likely to be forced to start looking for international markets.
Before venturing out in search of international markets for plastic products, it is important for you to ask yourself whether or not you can actually compete on the international scene. This is not always easy.
Further, before venturing out in search of international markets for plastic products, it is important for you to ask yourself whether or not you have the capacity to handle international orders. These are often huge orders, which typically have to be filled on short notice.
Let’s assume, for instance, that the plastic products you are trying to market internationally are vacuum cleaners. Then you may first need to go to sites where top vacuum cleaners reviews are posted. You may go through specific reviews, like, say, those for the best vacuums for cleaning cars. Then you need to ask yourself whether you can produce similar vacuums, at competitive prices, and in huge enough quantities to serve the international market. If you can, then you can proceed with your endeavor of searching for international markets for the plastic products in question.
The process of establishing a plastics recycling plant is likely to be one that is very involving. For you to know whether you are making any progress within this process, you need to look at milestones. So, which are the major milestones in the said process of establishing a plastics recycling plant?
The first major milestone in the process of establishing a plastics recycling plant is that of coming up with a viable business plan for the plant. This should be a complete business plan: the sort of plan with which you can go to Sbcglobal.net, (the SBCGlobal login page), and mail it to prospective financiers. That is assuming that your SBCGlobal email settings allow for you to include attachment. Thus, it is a business plan you can send to a company like the International Finance Corporation in search of capital financing.
The second major milestone in the process of establishing a plastics recycling plant is that of getting the capital you need, to buy equipment and otherwise get the plant running.
The third major milestone in the process of establishing a plastics recycling plant is that of actually acquiring the equipment for the plant, and proceeding to install the equipment.
The fourth major milestone of in the process of establishing a plastics recycling plant is that of actually getting the plant to produce something. It is at this point, then, that you come to the conclusion that your plans for the establishment of a plastics recycling plant have been actualized.
We are starting with an assumption that you have been given an assignment to market plastic chairs, what points would you focus on in your sales pitch? There are at least three points for you to focus on, in our opinion.
The first point to focus on, when marketing plastic chairs, is the one to the effect that the plastic chairs are relatively cheaper than most of the other types of chairs.
The second point to focus on, when marketing plastic chairs, is the one to the effect that the plastic chairs tend to be very aesthetically appealing. And as we all know, many people do make buying decisions based on appearances and aesthetic appeal.
The third point to focus on, when marketing plastic chairs, is the one to the effect that the plastic chairs can actually be quite durable, when well taken care of.
These are still the points that you’d need to harp on, when marketing plastic chairs over the Internet. And by the way, when marketing plastic chairs online, you could quite easily run into trouble, should your computer start misbehaving in the midst of an important sales pitch. In that sort of situation, you could have no alternative, but to temporarily suspend the pitch, and try to get Instant support from a provider through www.logmeinrescue.com. If you are out in the field, and you know that the IT guy back in the office (who has A+ Certification) really knows his stuff, there should be nothing to bar you from still having him sort your issue remotely, through such a channel.
As a person who is thinking of setting up a plastics recycling plant, there are several questions that you need to answer. The answers to these questions would tell whether the plastics recycling plant that you are considering setting up is viable or not.
The first question you need to answer, before setting up a plastics recycling plant, is as to where you will be getting the old plastics to recycle. Don’t assume that it is very easy to get old plastics to recycle: given the fact that the folks who are already in the business will do everything to protect their turf.
The second question you need to answer, before setting up a plastics recycling plant, is as to where you will be selling the recycled plastics.
The third question that you need to answer, before setting up a plastics recycling plant, is as to where you will get qualified staff to run the plant. Just because the Wall Street Journal tells you that unemployment figures are high doesn’t necessarily mean that the people who are unemployed are people with the right skills.
The fourth question you need to answer, before setting up a plastics recycling plant, is as to how easily you will be able to get the necessary permits for the plant. You need to avoid importing the machinery, only to be told that you can’t get a permit. This is a particularly troublesome issue if you are operating in one of the countries where corruption is rampant – and where other recyclers who see you as a threat may bribe the relevant authorities to deny you a license.