Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is a multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Mumbai, India that endeavours to bring value-added, new-age materials to its downstream manufacturers and help them establish a leadership position for India in this large and growing market globally.
The CSIR’s Prof Suprakas Sinha Ray talks to Dr Virendra Kumar Gupta about composites (fibre-reinforced polymers) that have a huge market and are used in a variety of end-use applications like wind energy, railways, aerospace and infrastructure, where the materials need to have the strength of steel but a much lower weight. The demand for such composites in India is growing at double digits, especially with initiatives like Make In India and other government projects like Smart Cities. Prof Sinha Ray draws the comparisons with South Africa.
Prof Suprakas Sinha Ray, Manager, Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials, DSI-CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre in conversation with Dr Virendra Kumar Gupta Head, Research and Development Polymer and Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Limited, India.