MoU with IIT Guwahati
July 2018 at Guwahati
After witnessing the demonstrations of the various processes to make polymer from renewable sources, MoU has been signed with IITG for dedicated extensive research to develop the commercial technology to manufacture the biopolymer. CoE-SusPol (Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Polymers) laboratory in IITG is dedicated to this kind of research. Dedication of the team and dedicated resources for the project are the key points to its success.
November 2018 at Gandhinagar
Meeting with the delegation of Japanese advisors at IITG, Govt of Gujarat, etc.
Meeting with distinguished officials of Govt. of Gujarat at Gandhinagar along with Japanese Team including Emeritus Prof. Yoshiharu Kimura & IIT Guwahati Professor Dr. Vimal Katiyar for our upcoming project of manufacturing biodegradable polymers. We received very positive and encouraging responses. Shri M.K. Das, IAS, Principal Secretary; Shri S.J. Haider, IAS, Principal Secretary; Smt D. Thara, IAS, VC & MD, GIDC; JETRO Ahmedabad, Director General & Director.
The meeting was dedicated to the review of the biopolymer technology development and handholding of government with the project.
October 2019 at Messe Düsseldorf
The world’s largest plastic exhibition, K show gives an update on innovations and inventions in plastic industries worldwide. It was expected to see the concentration of innovations and inventions in the bioplastic industry. I have seen dense crowds in bioplastics halls and booths all the time. We had many fruitful meetings with targeted companies to bring our project to the next level.
June 2019 at Guwahati
News articles by national newspaper "Times of India" & international news agency "Bioplastics News".
February 2019 at CoE-SusPol, IIT Guwahati
Shri. P. Raghavendra Rao, Secretary, Department of Chemical & Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers visited CoE-SusPol at IIT Guwahati to witness the research on sustainable polymers.
Vibrant Gujarat 2019
January 2019 at Gandhinagar
The enthusiasm from the government officials to motivate entrepreneurs with different reliable government policies and benefits were showcased during the event. The motivating words from the legends of India were the key to charge up all the entrepreneurs.
September 2019 at Gujarat
Articles were published by the Gujarati newspapers DivyaBhaskar & Akila.
November 2019 at Bangalore
India’s first international conference and exhibition on bioplastics. Presentations from bioplastic industry leaders gave insights of Indian scenario. Various certifications, government policies, customer awareness were discussed broadly. In addition, challenges to processing, compounding, filler and retail industries were presented including suggestions to overcome and expand this industry in positive direction.
I met 23 processing industries, who converts the bioplastic granules into end products from India, 6 compounding industries from India and worldwide, one biopolymer manufacturer from Thailand in the exhibition area; which depicts that how bioplastic industry is getting developed rapidly in India.
Technotex Mumbai 2019
August 2019 at Mumbai
Understanding the end customers and processing industry mindset towards sustainable products at the finance capital of India, and taking valuable feedback.
Circular Economy Symposium 2019
June 2019 at Delhi
It is indeed a great initiative by FICCI to think and implement a sustainable future, organizing the events like Circular Economy Symposium creates opportunities for entrepreneurs, who are working on sustainable technologies. Moreover, the support from the government on these businesses and their involvement in developing this field are crucial things for this kind of event.
Non Woven Tech Asia
June 2019 at Delhi
It is one of the most important things to get the feel of customers’ opinions on the products and suggestions. We never miss exhibiting in the related exhibitions to hear from our potential customers. This not only clarifies our journey to the end product but also motivates us to improve and innovate on each and every step.
Bioplastic Business Breakfast (B3)
October 2019 at Düsseldorf
Very much business oriented conference on bioplastics. I had very informative interactions and presentations from the leaders of bioplastic industry worldwide. The presentations from various bioplastic companies, bioplastic research institute, bioplastic news, etc. have highlighted the obstacles and potential of this very specific business. Moreover, how can it be overcome in the future to support this industry. It lasted four days and each day was for a very specific polymer or application like, PLA, PHA, etc.
Open house at Reifenhäuser
October 2019 at Troisdorf
We visited the open house of PLA/PBS spun-bond nonwoven line live demonstration at the Reifenhäuser factory. They have developed the technology to manufacture compostable nonwoven fabric from PLA/PBS mixture, where PLA and PBS both are bio-based and compostable polymers. The real feel of the compostable fabric is outstanding, it can be used in various technical textile applications like hygiene, medical, textile, etc. products.