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Hitting the Bull's Eye With Sustainability, Expansion and R&D
Spanning for over a century, BASF has become an integral part of India’s chemical industry with a diverse portfolio of safe, innovative products and future-ready solutions. Strengthening its foothold even further with its upcoming chemical complex in Dahej, Prasad Chandran, Chairman, BASF Companies in India & Head South Asia, talks about the project and various initiaves taken by BASF in India, along with future plans.
Prasad Chandran, Chairman,
BASF Companies in India & Head South Asia
"Radical Changes in Technologies and R&D will Excel the Indian Chemical Industry"
OPaL is one of those petrochemical companies that have always focused on implementing innovative and effective technologies in their operations. In an exclusive conversation with CEW, Dr PSV Rao, CEO, OPaL talks about company’s strategies and future plans.
Dr PSV Rao
"BOC policy - We do not want to harm the people or the environment"
With recent refinery expansions and steel capacity enhancements, the demand-supply situation of industrial gases in India needs to be in sync with the dynamic and volatile market conditions. As BOC India continues its journey with persistence to stand as an undisputed leader in the industrial and medical gases segment since its inception in 1935, Chemical Engineering World explores the future growth strategies of the company through an interview with Srikumar Menon, Managing Director of BOC India Ltd.
Srikumar Menon Chandran, Managing Director
BOC India Limited
Committed to People, Committed to Sustainable Productivity
Atlas Copco India, has unveiled its Rs. 1-billion business plan to build its fourth manufacturing facility in India at Pune, after having served the Indian market successfully for five decades. The company anticipates strong growth in demand over the coming years from India and the country will be one of the key markets for the group in future. Filip Vandenberghe, Managing Director, Atlas Copco India, and Stephan Kuhn, President, Compressor Technique Business Area, Atlas Copco, elaborate on the accomplishments of the company in India, the new facility and future growth plans in an exclusive interview with Mittravinda Ranjan.
Filip Vandenberghe, Managing Director
Atlas Copco India,
Stephan Kuhn, President Compressor Technique Business Area
Atlas Copco
Implementation of New Technologies
New technologies are an imperative to industrial growth, but innovation of technology does not guarantee its implementation in the industry. Bipin Vora, Consultant & R&D Advisor, UOP LLC, A Honeywell Company, shares his views and opinions regarding the introduction and implementation of new technologies in the industrial world.
Bipin Vora
Consultant & R&D Advisor
UOP LLC, A Honeywell Company
Strong Focus on R&D and Technology Promises Sustainable Growth
With its philosophy to provide top-of-the-line customized technology solutions and substantial efforts in R&D, Praj is a renowned brand in the field of environment management. Under the aegis of Pramod Chaudhari, Chairman, Praj Industries the company has grown from strength to strength to cement its position in Indian and overseas market. Excerpts from the interview.
Pramod Chaudhari
Chairman, Praj Industries
Materialisation of New Projects will Depend Largely on Government Policies
InterviewRCF is on a major expansion spree and targets to grow manifolds five years down the line, says R G Rajan, Chairman & Managing Director RCF in an exclusive interview with Mittravinda Ranjan. He talks about the plant expansions undertaken at Thal, coal gasification based plant in the pipeline and business plans for organic and inorganic growth of the fertilizer giant.
R G Rajan
Chairman & Managing Director RCF
Government should be the driving force to create green Industries
Dow corning may have been named among the best companies to work for in 2010, but Jean-Paul Mollie, President, Middle East, South Asia & Africa, Dow Corning Corporation is more focused about the work that the company is doing in India. In an exclusive interview he shares his plans and views for India with Jagan Jacob, excerpts from the Interview.
Jean-Paul Mollie
President Middle East, South Asia & Africa
Dow Corning Corporation
Green and Clean is the Way to the Future
Companies that use cleaner technologies and minimise their impact stand to benefit in terms of community goodwill and increased public acceptance of their goods and services.
MS Unnikrishnan
Managing Director, Thermax Industries
R&D can Breathe a New Life into the Chemical Industry
Mankind has benefited tremendously from the chemicals and allied industries but negative perception about chemicals has continued to prevail. Dr G D Yadav, Director Institute of Chemical Technology says, “People forget the benefits these chemicals offer to us in our day to day life and there is some sort of chemophobia that exists in the peoples’ minds.” Chemicals are used to produce materials like paints, plastics, cosmetics, clothes and medicines etc, which are a part of our everyday life.
GD Yadav
Director (Vice Chancellor)
Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT)