An Invited Lecture on Olefin Polymers: Materials of Choice for Industries by Dr. SHASHIKANT, Scientist Emeritus at Indian Oil Research and Development Centre, Faridabad
An Invited Lecture on Olefin Polymers: Materials of Choice for Industries was organized by Department of Chemistry, Manav Rachna University on 18th November, 2016. Dr. SHASHIKANT, who is presently working as Scientist Emeritus at Indian Oil Research and Development Centre, Faridabad delivered the lecture, which was attended by students of M.Sc. (Chemistry) and B.Sc. (Hons) and faculty of Chemistry Department. Faculty from other departments also attended the lecture.
Dr. Shashikant, Former General Manager (Petrochemicals), IOCL, R&D is a distinguished speaker and an expert having 37 years of vast experience in Polymers and Petrochemicals. He started his lecture by highlighting the importance of polymers in day-to-day life with a special emphasis on olefin polymers particularly polyethylene and polypropylene. He discussed the types of polyethylenes, structure of polypropylenes, their characteristics and their typical thermal and mechanical properties. He elaborated in great detail on the usage of these olefin polymers in Automobile, Packaging, Textile, Geo-Textile and Electronics Industries.