Shekhar Sardesai, a member of FRP and CMD of Keneco emphasised that the industry should rise above the levels and produce world-class products for which innovation and standards were necessary. He urged the defence minister to scale-up procurement of composites not only for Tier I categories such as OEMs, but also for Tier II & III categories where raw materials and components also could be sourced from domestic manufacturers.
Professor S C Lakkad, Chairman, FRP Institute said, "Composites market in India is not fully tapped and offers tremendous growth opportunities for Composites manufacturing in the coming years. This makes an apt case for 'Make in India'."
Dr Selvan, Former Chairman, FRP Institute offered the vote of thanks and requested the members of the industry to meet with the standards expected and embrace opportunity. The Industry is continually evolving with development of newer materials, technology, applications and processing. While the conventional composites continue to find newer applications, the high tech Composites like the carbon fibre based composites are finding greater interest in terms of their applications in defence, aerospace, and other applications to keep pace with the global trends.
Source: CIO India
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