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Technical seminar on ‘Innovative & Sustainable Bonding Solutions for Footwear, Sports & Fashion’ held at FDDI, Chennai campus

With an objective to update the knowledge of the students on adhesives which has made the process of shoe construction easier & is playing a vital role in the modern shoe industry, a technical seminar on "Innovative & Sustainable Bonding Solutions for Footwear, Sports & Fashion" was held at FDDI, Chennai campus on 10th August 2023.

It was organized with the objective to equip the students with the technical knowledge of Adhesives which plays a significant role in improving the shop-floor productivity and the product quality especially in footwear, sports & fashion allied industry.

Mr. T.S. Elango, M. Tech., Manager - Technical Customer Service & Business Development (BD) and Mr. Balakumaran Selvam MBA, Manager Sales - South India, Sri Lanka & Turkey, BD in Footwear, Intimate & Performance wear, Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Pvt. Ltd, were the key resource persons of the seminar.


During the seminar, they briefed about the bonding materials, processing and properties of adhesives, pre-preparation of adhesive application on different types footwear materials & construction, uses of latest machineries and robotics for adhesives application process to improve the productivity and reduce the cost. They explained that using the right adhesive and application methods are important for the end results. During the seminar they conducted a quiz program for the students and distributed prizes to the winners.

More than 150 participants including students from all the batches of B.Des FDP and B.Des FD staff members, faculties and footwear industrial personals attended this informative session.