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Mr. R. N. Doshi
Mr. R. N. Doshi
Managing Director

Interview with Mr. R. N. Doshi

Large base of converters making end products using nonwovens is still missing in India

Mr. R. N. Doshi, co-founder of the Rajoo Group - Excellence in Extrusion, is very hands-on and responsible for the overall operations of the Group. He comes with over 2 decades of experience in plastic processing, machinery manufacturing and product developments. His astute identification of new technologies and the novel paradigm to 'control cost without compromise' are responsible for the sustained technology and business edge enjoyed by the group. Project execution remains a strong forte for him.

TT: How do you foresee the outlook of Nonwovens Industry in India in 2012- 2013?

Nonwoven is the fastest growing segment in technical textile industry. According to Goldman Sachs, India’s economy will exceed the economy of Europe and Japan by 2030 and that of the US by 2045. Such a growth is possible because of the increase in household incomes and the predicted growth in medical, agriculture, manufacturing and service sectors. India has roughly one hundred million people who are less than 25 years in age, out of which approximately 25 million are highly educated and this number is still growing. The economy gets a boost due to the growing middle class, young and educated population. These are vital drivers for the growth of nonwoven and technical textile industry in India.

TT: What are the missing links for India in this field? Any recommendations to policy makers for enhancing investment in this sector?

The lack of awareness is the main limitation of this industry. There are plenty of applications available in the global market but unfortunately, Indian industry is not aware enough to explore all of them and get maximum return. The policy makers and the industry need to make conscious and focused efforts to create awareness and also give attractive incentives for investment in this sector. Large base of converters to make the final products using Nonwovens is still missing link in India. Investment in Conversion industry by medium and small-scale industry has to be given special emphasis in the new policy. Innovation is also key to nonwoven market and product development, hence methods to be implemented for encouraging innovative uses. Policy makers should make regulatory framework for using disposable products in Medical Sector to create more hygienic environment. Regulations should be put in place for construction industry to use modern techniques and modern materials like Nonwovens will go a long way in speeding up projects and save materials while enhancing performance.

TT: Can you give us some details on the upcoming projects on Nonwovens in India wherein the project was established by your company?

We have successfully installed and commissioned our first 1600 mm PP Nonwoven Spunbond extrusion Systems in Girivariya Pvt ltd, Gujarat. We are coming up with more projects in other cities like Metoda, Rajkot, Petlad, Ahmedabad, Indore, Jalgaon, Hyderabad, Varanasi etc with width ranging from 1600 mm to 3200 mm. We shall soon be introducing double beam melt blown technology (SMS) too, which once again has varied and highly value added applications.

TT: How do you see the competition from the Chinese / Taiwan’s technologies available in India?

There is surely competition, mostly from China but we score over them due to various reasons - higher technology level, deep understanding of the extrusion process and most important support in all respects to the customer. Response from the Indian Technical Textile Industry to us has been overwhelming since there was a vacuum and acceptance level of Rajoo product is so high that we don’t really consider Chinese manufacturers as a major threat. Thanks to 25 years of experience in plastic extrusion industry of Rajoo. Rajoo can also provide quick and high quality for their machines compared to Chinese Suppliers. Our machines are made with higher level of engineering precision compared to Chinese equipments.

Published on: 20/04/2012

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