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Indian ceramic industry should focus on an export-led-growth strategy

12 November 2010

NEW DELHI: “The Indian ceramic industry should focus on an export-led-growth strategy by further developing Advanced Ceramics”. This was the consensus at an Conference on ‘Advanced Ceramics for tomorrow’ held as part of CeraGlass India 2010, India’s first ever comprehensive ceramics, glass and allied products show organized by Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation (RIICO), Government of Rajasthan, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Indian Ceramic Society (ICS) with the support of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Giving an insight on the developments taking place in the Ceramics industry,  Mr Shreekant Somany, Chairman, CII CeraGlass India 2010 & Chairman and Managing Director Somany Ceramics Ltd, said “The demand of ceramic and glass products is growing globally with over 90 percent of the total demand for advanced ceramic materials coming from electronic goods and allied industries; primarily for its inertness to extreme environmental conditions. A niche market called “bio-ceramics” is coming up rapidly with applications in prosthetic devices, bone transplants and pace makers. Another front where research in ceramics and glass is  of importance is automotives and mobile phones because India has a great potential in these fields.”

In his Theme Address,  Dr Indranil Manna, Director, CGCRI pointed out, “Advanced ceramics (engineering ceramics) is manufactured with highly refined and specially prepared raw materials using sophisticated technology. The inputs for producing this variety are not naturally occurring minerals but those that have already undergone chemical transformation and refinement, prior to their use in a ceramic production. While advanced ceramics find relevance in wide variety of products, their applications could be categorized broadly as Electronics, medical, Energy, Aerospace and Automotives and Military.

Dr H S Maiti, Senior Adviser, CSIR stated, “Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR, has several laboratories across the country to conduct research in various fields of advanced ceramics and we are contributing to various civilian and strategic research.” He emphasized that India has been growing at a very rapid pace but is lagging behind in innovative research. He sought the support of the industries under the guidance of CII in bringing the technology from the laboratories to the industries……..

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Written by csirindia

November 14, 2010 at 9:44 am

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