Events

In May and June 2015 the ACIDLOOP project conducted workshops with companies in the three project regions across India. The goal of the workshops was to showcase implemented resource efficiency measures and to prioritise individual companies’ measures towards more resource efficient production schemes. Moreover, approaches for guaranteeing continual improvement of existing structures and interventions as well as for monitoring, measuring and certification of resource efficiency measures were presented. Issues covered in the workshops included:

  •         Showcasing of implemented measures
  •         Company wise prioritisation
  •         Identification of additional saving potential (low cost / no cost)
  •          Continual improvement of existing implementations
  •          Motivation of workers
  •          Monitoring and measuring
  •         Certification criteria
  •         Role play / case study on resource efficiency (“Fun Factory”)

In Aurangabad, the workshop took place at MASSIA (Marathwada Association of Small Scale Industries & Agriculture) on 18 June 2015. Inputs were provided by Dr. Malini Balakrishnan, Dr. Vidya  and S. Batraand Prahlad K. Tewari of the ACIDLOOP project team. In total, 17 participants attended the event, representing 13 different companies.

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In Pune, the event took place at Hotel Grand Exotica on 13 June 2015. Inputs were provided by Dr. Malini Balakrishnan  as well as by Dr. Vidya S. Batra of the ACIDLOOP project team. Representatives of the following companies participated in the workshop: Abhijit Industries & Electroplaters, Piyush Enterprises, Modern Engineers, Hylite Galvanisers, The Parshwanath Group, Hitek Metal Processors, Sai Surface Coating, Electroshine Enterprises, Metaclean, Pusphshree Surface Coating Pvt. Ltd., Bright Metal & Floods, and Bhartee Ltd.

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In Mohali, the workshop was held at Mohali Industries Association on 21 May 2015. Inputs were provided by Rajat Batra, Debarati Chowdhury, Vijay Nehra and Vikas Singh, all of the ACIDLOOP project team. Representatives of the following companies participated in the Mohali workshop: Ajay International, APS International, Aqua Systems Pvt. Ltd., K.R. Sanitations, P K Industries, Param Metal Tech Pvt. Ltd., Punjab Lighting Industries Ltd., Regal Bathroom Fittings, United Electroplaters, Zeus Metals Pvt. Ltd., Matrix Engineering, Shambhu Engineers, and Jaswant Metals.

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In Faridabad, the event took place at Hotel Mahalakshmi Palace on 19 May 2015. Inputs were provided by Rajat Batra of the ACIDLOOP project team. Representatives of the following companies participated in the workshop: Acme Industries, A&A Engineers, C.E.T.P., D.S. Metals Industries, Hans Industries, Jyoti Electro Coaters, Kumbha Metal Finishers, Modern Coating Industries, Poonam Industries, Sai Electroplaters, S.S. Coating, New Age Electroplater, Ashoka Enterprises, and Pantech Industries.

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In Chennai, the workshop was held at Hotel Jayapushpam on 15 May 2015. Inputs were provided by Dr. Malini Balakrishnan and Dr. Vidya S. Batra of the ACIDLOOP project team. Representatives of the following companies participated in the event: AK Finishing Technologies, G.R.G. Metal Finishers, Hindustan Metal Finisher, INDSAT corporations, Metchem Industries, P.M. Metal Finishers, Prakash Enterprises, R.B.S. Electroplating, Saravana Polishing Works, Shree Balaji Coats, Sri Balaji Metal Finishers, Sri Meenakshi Enterprises, Super Platers, Electroplating Metal Finishers. Additionally, two supplier companies participated in the workshop: Aspiration Energy and Electro Chem Technologies.

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ACIDLOOP

ACIDLOOP is a 4-year project (2012-2016) supported by the European Union (EU) under the SWITCH Asia Programme. This programme emphasizes sustainable consumption and production in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). ACIDLOOP is targeted specifically at the Indian metal finishing industry.  It aims to introduce technology innovation for acid recovery as well as resource efficiency that would lead to improved environmental quality and combat pollution.  The activities is taking place in various locations in northern, western and southern India.

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