The students & faculties of Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Noida participated in the technical seminar organized by Indian Rubber Institute (IRI), Delhi on 19th May 2018.
During the seminar, which was held at Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, eminent technocrats shared their knowledge and presented papers on Rubber and Footwear Processing Technologies.
The topics of the technical seminar were ‘Manufacturing Problems and Defects in Rubber Industry’ and ‘Manufacturing Techniques of EVA/PU & Hawai Footwear’.
The ‘Welcome Address’ was given by Mr. P.K. Chatarjee, Chairman – IRI, Delhi Branch.
During the technical presentation, ‘Manufacturing Problems and Defects in Rubber Industry’, the process problems & defects encountered during processing of rubber products & the remedies to overcome those problems were discussed in detail by Dr. R. Mukhopadhyay, Director – R&D, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.
Similarly, during the technical presentation, ‘Manufacturing Techniques of EVA/PU & Hawai Footwear’, Mr. Virendra Kumar, Vice President – Mfg., Relaxo Footwear Ltd., briefed about the modern manufacturing techniques of new generation polymeric materials & the technical intricacies, parameters & specifications of different polymers & machineries involved during manufacturing of variety of footwears.
The ‘Vote of Thanks’ was given by Dr. A. K. Mathur, Consultant, FDDI.
The session was well attended by the students of Indian Rubber Institute, the entrepreneurs &senior officials of various rubber and footwear industries as well the chemical dealers dealing the chemicals involved in the manufacturing of different footwear.
Nineteen final year PG students and six final year UG students of FDDI with Production as specialized subject attended the technical seminar under the guidance of the faculties of the Institute which gave them intensive exposure.
It was a perfect forum to discuss the new innovations taking place globally in the field of Rubber /Footwear Technology & allied fields.