Advancing chemistry of composites has been significantly helping in expanding the potential applications of various classes of resins, wherein, a broad spectrum of polymers are being developed to meet several applications for specific properties and improve on the same. Similarly, the demand for thermosetting resins has grown many fold over the years and new uses and applications are being developed every passing day. This can be attributed to many such resins replacing conventional products like wood, glass, metal, paper etc.
Some of the major factors driving the growth of these resins are their specific and useful properties such as light weight, heat resistance, electrical resistance, abrasion resistance, water and solvents proof, corrosion resistance, high mechanical strengths, fire retardant, among others. Hence to further improve on the properties of the product, the major expectations from the users in the market today surrounds cost reduction, environmental safety, lesser weight and volume, greater appeal, much higher strength properties, and durability, to name a few.
One such player offering high grade phenolic resins in the market today is Claro India division of
Kothari Phytochemicals & Industries LTD. (KPIL). The company has been endeavoring constantly to meet these challenges and expectations of their high valued customers across various fields that include automobiles, steel industries, foundries and rubber industries. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, KPIL systematically follows the standard supported by a dedicated team of enthusiasts in scoring high in the performance rating of its customers.
“With 20 years of meticulous work, we are specialized in manufacturing and developing several grades of phenolic resins with numerous application across foundries, abrasives, brake linings for automobiles and railways, rubber mouldings, adhesives, refractories and other application in steel plants, corrosion resistant applications in constructions, fiberglass mouldings and many other such specialized areas,” explains S.V.R. Sekhar, who established the plant at KPIL, near Chennai.
As an iso 9001:2015 certified company, kpil systematically follows the standard supported by a dedicated team of enthusiasts in scoring high in the performance rating of its customers
A True Leader
KPIL has its own in-house R&D facility and a state-of-the-art plant with in-depth know-how in this segment. The company is managed by S.V.R. Sekhar, who is a versatile chemical engineer from Madras University. He has a record experience of more than 54 years in the fields of synthetic resins from the initial days of the Resin developments in India and has widely travelled and been associated with various inter-nationally renowned companies like. M/s Reichhold Chemicals Inc. of USA, M/s Jotun of Norway and Dubai, M/s Berger Paints of Kenya.
“With 20 years of meticulous work, we are specialized in manufacturing and developing several grades of phenolic resins with numerous applications”
The Road Ahead
“KPIL is looking forward to actively participate in the growth of Resin applications in India. We are studying the various developments taking place in the fields of solar panels, wind mills, usability of special fibers in composite applications, high temperature resistant panels in aerospace etc., and would take a dip to suit its conditions,” concludes Sekhar.