Industrial visit- Polymer Department

An industrial visit was organized for the final year students of Polymer Engineering on Saturday, 12th of March, 2016 to two units of Kalpana Glass Fibre Pvt. Ltd., (Unit 1 and 2) Sasewadi and Prescient Colors, Pirangut. Prof (Dr) M. B. Kulkarni, Prof (Mrs) Deepti Marathe, Prof (Ms) Yutika Badhe and Shri Anna Patil accompanied the students to these plants. At the first unit of, Kalpana Glass Fibre Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Phadke (co-owner) gave the students an insight about the varied range of Fibre reinforced products that they manufacture for Indian as well as German and American companies and encouraged them to pursue entrepreneurship. The unit 2 contains thermoforming machines where they fabricate parts for major oil companies in India and Mr. Mehta(Owner), gave the students a detailed explanation about their functioning and products. The students took keen interest in composite processing and thermoforming as it is a major part of their curriculum. After stopping for a sumptuous meal, we proceeded to Prescient Color Ltd, a subsidiary of Sudarshan Chemicals, which mainly focuses on compounding color masterbatches for commodity, enginnering and other specialty polymers. Their Production Manager, Mr. Ratan Shetty and a few of our alumni, who now work there, gladly showed the students their numerous extrusion systems and yarn spinning machines, along with color matching and weaving units. We headed after a brief lecture session and refreshments by Prescient Color Ltd.

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