Blade manufacture is an important industry in several of the industrially advanced countries of the world. Carbon steel blades made from high carbon steels, containing about 1.2% Carbon, have been used in safety razors since with their introduction. However, lately these are being largely replaced by stainless steel blades because of their superior performance in regard to having comfort and durability.
The property requirement of the steel for use in the manufacture of safety razor blades are high hardness, corrosion resistance and amenability to a coating process by a suitable polymer. Safety razor blades currently are produced in large scale sector only. There are many types of blades in the market, for e.g. Single double edge, sandwiched and daily consumption, the industry provides good scope for investment.
The razor blades are mostly being manufactured by the foreign firms in India, although Indian firms are also in the field but their product is not up to the mark. Therefore, high quality razor blades have ample scope in Indian market.
The demand for men's grooming market has seen a rise in the last few years because of increased consciousness of their looks among the male customer. Also as more than 50% of the population is under the age group of 30, the industry has huge local market. Thus, due to demand it is a good project for entrepreneurs to invest.
Few Indian Major Players are as under
· Everkeen Blade Co. Ltd
· Gillette India Ltd.
· Harbans Lal Malhotra & Sons Pvt. Ltd.
· Laser Shaving Products Pvt. Ltd.
· R C C (Sales) Pvt. Ltd.
· Radiohms Agencies Ltd.
· Sharpedge Ltd.
· Supermax Personal Care Pvt. Ltd.