Ambar Bhattacharya, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 19th July 2019 : EEPC India Technology Centre in its endeavour to gear up its members for 4th Industrial Revolution, today organised a full day session on usage of Alternative Materials to make the product efficient, cost effective and light. CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research)’s AMPRI ( Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute) – country’s premier R&D Institution of Advanced Materials and Processes would impart the required expertise to EEPC India members to use the alternative materials for exportable products.
On this occasion an MOU has been signed between Mr Adhip Mitra, Addl Executive Director & Secretary EEPC India and Dr S K S Rathore Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR- AMPRI on behalf of the respective organisations . The theme of MoU was to educate MSMEs on Materials Science and Engineering to move up value chain for Sustainability to ensure high quality /standards of engineering exports.
Mr Ravi Sehgal, Chairman EEPC India welcoming the stakeholders touched upon the significance of MOU which will enable engineering exporters to benefit from eminent Scientists of AMPRI to bring improvement in their production techniques using alternative materials.
He added while Indian engineering exports have been growing by 10% with variation, reaching a historic high of USD 81 Billion during FY 2018- 19, which is over 25% of India’s total exports.
To this context Avinash Kr Srivastava (Director, CSIR) was asked how this alternative materials will help to reduce pollution and the cost. Avinash Kr Srivastava replied, this will help to reduce carbon as the waste materials are used in many forms for many sectors in the society. As a result it will also reduce prices than the original products. He even said, Sir C V Raman got Noble Prize for spectrometer from India but now India has to purchase spectrometer from US with crores of dollars when we can produce spectrometer. Today we have this alternative materials lab at Bhopal.
The Department of Commerce has conferred a mandate to EEPC India to set up Technology Centres accross the country for helping, the MSMEs with new technologies. As globally Industry 4.0 is the new buzzword. Indian MSMEs should leapfrog one generation. ”That is where EEPC Technology Centre comes in. EEPC India Technology Centre in Bengaluru and also the one we would be opening shortly in Kolkata , with a view to develop export product by providing a forum for Industry and Academia discussion and learning” Mr Sehgal said at the seminar.
Experts from CSIR-AMPRI, Bhopal deliberated on ‘Application of advance light weight and smart materials’, ‘New class of composite materials for civil infrastructure’, ‘non-toxic radiation shielding materials from industrial waste’ and ‘utilization of fly ash for engineering application’. Publicity : Launcherz.