The Carbon Black Conundrum

By P Venugopal: While there is soaring demand for carbon black in India, a host of factors such as rising consumption by the rubber and tyre industry, indiscriminate imports/exports, underutilisation of production capacity etc. have led to severe shortage of the...

The Ostrich Syndrome?

By Adam Gosling*: Failure to understand the basic requirements of a tyre extends from drivers and operators to the very people involved in road safety and vehicle regulation. When they are asked how can the computer controlling an autonomous vehicle (AV) know that it...

Process Validation

By Anil Skariah*: Process validation is documenting evidence which provides a high degree of assurance that a specific process will consistently result in a product that meets predetermined specifications and quality characteristics. Let’s start by breaking that...

Fire retardants under fire!

By Louis Rumao*: Flame retardants play an important role in fire safety. However, there is concern over flame retardant additives that these may bio-accumulate in the body and remain in the environment for a long time Ability of materials to resist burning is very...