Process & Product Innovation Through 'Knowledge Engineering' with ' Polymers & Fibers' 






INNOVATION EXPERIENCE

SYNTHETIC FIBERS
  • Novel polyester fibers & filament yarns
  • Speciality bicomponent fibers for fiberfill and automotive applications
  • Melt spinning and drawline process simulation software
  • Applications development with liquid colorants in plastics & synthetic fibers
  • Optimization of dry and wet spinning processes for acrylic fibers 
  • Hydraulic needling process development for non-wovens
  • Spun-bonded non-woven products for insulation, filtration & geotextile applications
  • Chemical structure-property studies in thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers
THERMOPLASTICS
  • Polymerization process studies for PPS
  • Process audit for thermoplastics compounding plant
  • Polymer blends & alloys based on styrenic polymers and on engineering plastics
  • Crosslinkable polyethylene for cable insulation
  • Molded thermoplastics & thermoset switchgear components
  • Molded FRTP components for engineering applications
  • Metal powder / polymer composite materials for control instruments
  • Jute fiber reinforced PP compounds for eco-friendly packaging
  • Interpolymers by reactive extrusion for ion-exchange membranes
  • Process simulation software for PTFE sintering

ELASTOMERS & THERMOSETS

  • Elastomeric members for vibration dampers
  • Manufacture of injection molding grade phenolic resins
  • Injection molding grades of phenolic molding powders
  • Development of GRP materials & processes
  • Natural Composite panels for wood replacement
  • Pultruded profiles from jute fiber reinforced phenolic resins
  • Environment friendly paper pulping process and lignin utilization
  • Development of tailor-made formulations and casting processes for cast PU elastomers for engineering applications
  • PU foam potting systems & elastomers for air & liquid filters
  • Rigid PU Foam from PET Waste for  ' Artificial Jaipur Foot '


"Synergy in Innovation" giving list of clients with whom product/process innovation projects were successfully executed over the past 16 years.

INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS (1993 2009)
 
India Overseas
  Aim Filtertech, Pune
  Ballarpur Industries Ltd., Delhi
  Cable Corporation of India Ltd., Mumbai
  DCL Polyesters Ltd., Hyderabad
  Enginetech Systems India Pvt. Ltd., Pune
  Fleetguard Filters Ltd., Pune
  Hodek Engineering Works Pvt. Ltd., Pune
  Kayparts Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Pune
  Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Mumbai
  Polychem Ltd., Mumbai
  Polyset Plastics Ltd., Mumbai
  Praj Industries Ltd., Pune
  Pudumjee Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd., Pune
  Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai
  Tipco Industries Ltd., Mumbai
  Twin Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Pune
  XPRO Ltd., Mumbai
  Cargill Dow Polymers, Inc. (U.S.A.)
(PLA films, fibres & filaments)
  Du Pont (U.S.A.)
  GE Energy (BHA Technologies, Inc.) (U.S.A.)
(PTFE membranes; non-wovens for filtration)
  Hills, Inc. (U.S.A.)
(Multicomponent melt spinning machines & product development)
  Neumag AG (Germany)
  Noveon (U.S.A.)
  Unifi, Inc. (U.S.A.)
  Wellman International Ltd. (Ireland)
(Novel staple fibres from recycled PET waste)
  Wellman, Inc. (U.S.A.)
(Chemically modified polyester fibres/filaments for moisture management)
  Zimmer AG (Germany)
 
Technology Areas of Consultancy Interactions
  Speciality fibres & filament development including multicomponent fibres/filaments
  Process optimization & quality upgradation in polyester products
  Process simulation software for melt spinning & drawing of PET
  Machinery design & development for multi-component fibres/filaments & non-wovens
  Recycling of polyester
  Differentiated & specialty grades of PET resin
  PLA product & process development
  Polymer blends & alloys
  Spunbonded & melt-blown non-wovens
  Polyurethane materials & products
  Thermoplastic & thermoset composites
  Injection moulded engineering plastics components
  Moulded engineering parts of rubbers & elastomers
  Injection moulding grades of phenolic moulding powders
  Environment friendly pulping process
 

Proven Track Record | Diverse Application Areas | Innovation Management
Dr. Vikas Nadkarni
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