With an objective to provide practical exposure to its students, the Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Kolkata organized an industrial visit at New India Rubber Works Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata.
Under the guidance of the highly experienced faculty of FDDI, the students of FDDI School of Footwear, Design & Production (FSFD&P) of Kolkata campus were taken for the industrial visit on 4th September, 2019.
New India Rubber Works Pvt. Ltd., which manufactures MCR, EVA, Rubber & Banwar sheet, different type of sole like-PVC, Rubber & TPR is well known Kolkata based company, since last 50 years.
The company is specialist in manufacturing rubber sheet & allied products used in manufacturing of footwear.
Students were guided by Mr. Zaffer Ahmed, Director & Mr. Dipanker Banerjee, Technical Chief on different polymers, natural rubber, chemicals, processing aids, fillers, protective agents, colouring pigments & its uses, manufacturing process of different sheets & soles and production technique.
The students also saw the various sections of the company like, Compounding, Kneader Mixing, Extruding, Mixing Mill, Calendaring, Moulding, Vulcanization & Splitting section and were briefed about the operations taking place in these sections.
There was an interactive session also where the doubts of the students were cleared by Mr. Dipanker Banerjee, Technical Chief.
The industrial visit was an enriching experience for the students in getting live exposure of footwear manufacturing process that enhanced their skills & broadened their understanding.