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National Conference on rubber products manufacturing
Kottayam 13 July 2017

The Rubber Board in association with Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) is organising a two-day National Conference on Rubber Products Manufacturing at Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) from 28 , 29 July 2017. Ms Nalini Netto, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Kerala will inaugurate the conference on 28 July 2017. The inaugural meeting will be presided over by Mr. Alok Vardhan Chathurvedi IAS, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India. Mr. Teeka Ram Meena IAS, Agricultural Production Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Govt. of Kerala; Dr. M. Beena IAS, Managing Director, KSIDC; Mr. A. Ajith Kumar IAS, Executive Director, Rubber Board and Dr. James Jacob, Director, RRII will speak at the inaugural function.

The theme of the conference is Rubber Products Manufacturing: Synergising Competencies. The conference is aimed at offering updates on new developments in processing, product innovations, chemicals etc. Opportunities and issues of new entrepreneurs in rubber industry will be debated in the panel discussions. The experiences of rubber products manufacturers will be shared at the conference which will also discuss the impact of GST and ASEAN Agreement on rubber industry.

Stakeholders in the rubber sector such as tyre and non tyre product manufacturers, latex processors, raw material suppliers and consumers of various rubber products can benefit from the conference. Public sector undertakings including the defence sector, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Petroleum industries, Indian Railways, transport sector, agro-machinery industries etc are also expected to participate in the conference. Senior officials of industry departments of Tripura, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Odisha will also address the delegates during various sessions in the meetings.

RRII conducts research in various aspects of natural rubber production, processing and product manufacturing. There are focused projects on developing energy efficient processes for filler incorporation, development of cost effective fillers, new devulcanisation process etc. taken in collaboration with industries and the academia. The NABL accredited laboratory of RRII supports rubber industry by offering testing as per national and international standards and development of rubber products.

KSIDC, an agency under Government of Kerala promotes industry in the state by facilitating and financing large and medium scale industries and catalyses development of physical and social infrastructure required for industrial growth in the state.

For more details regarding the conference, contact 0481 2353311 or 9447326070 or visit Board’s website

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