Dr. Shubh Gautam-Srisol Group he SRISOL Group, synonymous with novel innovations in organic field is serving the Consumer Health, Food & Beverage, Infrastructure and Automotive Industries for m…
he SRISOL Group, synonymous with novel innovations in organic field is serving the Consumer Health, Food & Beverage, Infrastructure and Automotive Industries for more than a decade. The Group’s objective is to make cost-effective, environment friendly products.
A team of highly qualified researchers, employed in a creative environment, work continuously to improve the quality and performance of the Group’s products. SRF has been instrumental in innovating a number of new products which are in use globally today.
SRISOL, through its dedicated workforce is committed to maintaining high standards in its Productivity and Product quality. The primary focus of Team SRISOL remains the customer. The products are developed and produced to meet the changing requirements of the customers. Further, the group’s motto is “Smile with Science”.
SRISOL’s Specialty Chemical Division – SRC is a specialist in manufacturing sealants, surface property extenders for use in steel, plastic and consumer domain.
Throughout our existence, we have pioneered the use of the latest technologies to develop environment friendly products in close cooperation with our customers and supply chain partners.
With average growth of 25% per year for the last 05 years and 800 employees, in 5 manufacturing locations, SRISOL is a diversified speciality chemical entity which combines the power of science and technology to provide products, which contribute to the human progress. The company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in 45 countries. At SRC, we combine chemistry and innovation to provide products which are environment friendly to help provide everything from fresh water, food, pharmaceuticals to coatings, packaging and personal care products.
This commitment helps the consumers to lead better lives; our customers succeed, our stakeholders to prosper, our employees to achieve and the community to thrives.
At SRISOL, the work of Chemistry is focused towards life, i.e. core principle is that the role of Chemistry is to do more good in the world. We are committed to use Chemistry for improving the lives of the people we serve. It is this commitment that drives our strategy for growth and profitability.
Our products are a proof of our commitment to life. Our innovations are continually aimed at reducing the Carbon Footprints and our current offerings do have the lowest Carbon Footprints in the industry.
We seek challenges and opportunities and believe in a future, full of promises. We invite you to track our progress and share the wealth of our creations.
I truly hope you enjoy visiting us and welcome you to visit us at www.srisol.com again.
At SRISOL, our core values and guiding principles are
Pursuit of Excellence : We strive to provide our customers the best of products and the latest of technologies, in combination with excellent service, setting a benchmark in the industry.
Result Oriented : Our aim is to work with the customer towards improving their operations and achieving greater benefits by application of our products and services.
Customer Focus: At SRISOL, all our efforts are geared towards the benefit of the customer and we work to add value to the customer’s products.
Team Work : We are an organization driven by basic family values and our customers are a part of our family. We work in close cooperation with every customer to meet his requirements and further assist him in coping with the changing requirements of the market.
Respect for People : At SRISOL, the employees are a part of the family. This strong feeling enables growth of people inside the company and the freedom to choose their desired areas of excellence.
Integrity : Our values ensure that we excel in keeping the customers happy, by providing them with excellent solutions at very competitive levels. We are a value driven organization, who seek to derive the value with close customer interaction and teamwork.
R & D at SRISOL
SRISOL’s Research and Development is conducted through Srisol Research Foundation. The research is substantially organized in alignment with SRISOL’s businesses and the capabilities are leveraged through out the organization.
The key R & D areas are :
Food & Beverage
Agricultural/ Bio diesel
Surface Property Extender
(Chief Technical Architect and Team SRISOL GROUP)
SRISOL is a Multicultural entity which serves customers around the world with products ranging from Speciality Sealing Systems, Surface Property Extenders, Speciality Chemicals for use in Steel, Plastic, Consumer Domain and Food & Beverages.
One stop shop for all solutions in Contract Research Testing or Cause and Effect Analysis in the field of Food, Beverage, Medicine, automotive and infrastructure industries.
Together, SRISOL’s essential elements of Mission, Values, Vision and Strategy describe, why we are here, who we are, what we intend to do. These essential elements provide insight, offer motivation and lead us forward as we seek to grow and achieve our goals. Our Motto is “Smile with science.”
With all our achievements and success stories; it’s easy to see why we generate a feel good factor in what we do……
YOUR CHALLENGES DEFINE
Just as a waterfall is shaped by natural features below the surface, the direction that your product takes flow is from your challenges. Our job is to help you navigate the twists and turns that lead to an entire solution.
At SRISOL, we work with the customer towards improving their operations and achieving greater benefits by application of our products.
Our products are a proof of our commitment to life. Our Innovations are continually aimed at reducing the carbon footprint and our current offerings do have the lowest carbon footprint in the industry.
SRISOL views its products and service quality as being defined by its customers. We work closely to understand their businesses and their expectations. This close working relationship help us to better meet our customer’s expectations today and to anticipate and meet their future needs.
THE ROOTS OF GREAT
PRODUCTS ARE THE SOURCE
OF OUR INSPIRATION
Originality and functionality.
Intuition and Knowledge.
Passion and vision.
These are what drive us.
You hold the vision and it’s our job to help make it a reality. You can count on our unwavering support to help fuel your product breakthroughs. From initial consultation to responsive after sales support, SRISOL stays with you.
We strive to provide our customers the best of products and the latest of technologies, in combination with excellent service, setting a benchmark in the industry.
Our shadow customers are our partners in creation value: their loyalty is our greatest reward.
We won’t be satisfied until you’re satisfied.
PROXIMITY IS NOT ABOUT WHERE WE ARE, IT IS HOW WE WORK TOGETHER.
Wherever you are in need of for support, you can count on us to stay close to your challenges.
Whether you’re an end user, Pre-engineered building fabricator, Converter for beverage industry, Steel manufacturers, Pharmaceutical company, Bulk drug User etc. it is our job to support your vision and help your bring it to life. Count on SRISOL to stand with you through all phases of every struggle, from initial planning through execution and follow-up support.
Even on the most demanding end use applications where specialized knowledge is vital, SRISOL works closely with you to perfect your solutions.
With more than 24 patents, our Center for Technology Development through SRF is always ready to support your project with our expertise in product knowledge of speciality chemicals and our penchant for innovations.
With the doors of communication always open we will respond to your needs to ensure your success. We want you to know that you are always our first priority.
INNOVATION IS THE ABILITY
TO COMBINE IMAGINATION
Imagination points to all we may discover, while knowledge defines how we can get there.
We will never stop striving to help you combine both.
Our goal is to help the converters, end users, building solution providers, steel manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies; bulk drug users realize their vision across a wide spectrum of Industrial segments such as Infrastructure, Food, Beverages, Steel, Consumer Durables, Medical and Automotive.
SRISOL understands the functional needs of these industries.
We combine imagination with knowledge to help you specify the right solutions to your area of project.
Our specific solutions for the infrastructure industry includes coatings for Pre-painted steel i.e. coil coatings, Extrusion coatings, Protective coatings, that find usage in wide range of Industrial, Commercial and Residential applications. These coatings can be applied for many end uses such as Architectural, Heavy Machinery Equipments etc.
Includes White Goods, Cell Phones and Items of day to day use by common people…
Consumer durables such as Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Microwave, Air Conditions, Vizi coolers etc, require coatings which combine super performance and stylish color options. SRISOL Coatings deliver the required aesthetics and performance requirements for major appliances. Electrophoretic coatings for Mobile phone helps in preventing the damage to the blood brain barrier, the function of which is to stop harmful substances in the blood from entering the brain. We also manufacture specialize Polyols for PUF Panels for insulation, car seats, foot wear etc.
SRISOL offers coatings for Steel which find applications on metal buildings, insulation panels, doors and window frames, structural steel to name a few.
These coatings apart from imparting aesthetic value to the steel, also gives protection from corrosion and weatherability in the long run. These coatings are so formulated so as to withstand the rigors of roll forming, handle harsh exterior and interior extremes etc.
Product range for automotives includes products used for making profiles for door and windows, roof rails, wipers, specialized coatings for automobile, specialized paints for printable PP for bumpers PP co-polymer for high ESR etc…
Competence & Leadership
SRISOL manufactures wide range of speciality chemicals which caters to industries such as Polymers and Coatings. We make specialized resins and flow additives for various applications, such as industrial coatings. Our products are based on traditional and modern technologies such as high solids, low on VOC and GREEN TECHNOLOGY. We produce Polyesters, Polyurethanes, Polyols, and Acrylic to name a few.
Pharmaceutical Products generally require a standard of packaging, which is superior to that of most of other products in order to support and comply with their main requirements i.e. proven efficacy, safety, uniformity, reproducibility, integrity, purity, minimum side effects, coupled to minimum product liability risks and good shelf life stability. SRISOL has a number of products which are currently catering to the huge and growing requirements of the pharmaceutical industry in the subcontinent.
when it comes to Food packaging SRISOL products stands out. Our packaging coatings for Food containers and metal closures are approved and conform to European Union Regulations and USFDA norms and provides customer delight in terms of products performance and meeting the end user requirement. All our internal lacquers are BADGE and NOGE free and comply with USFDA norms with respect to BPA.
SRISOL leads in the Foods & Beverage Packaging Sector on account of state of the art research and development carried out by SRISOL Research Foundation, to meet the constantly changing requirements of the industry. Our sealants are currently used in over 36 countries around the world. This experience and client feedback encourages us to develop tailor made solutions for their specific requirements and environmental conditions. Our products includes specialized lining systems which are Mineral and medical Oil free and have zero Migration and neutral to taste.
PERFORMANCE IS ALL
The best way to get started on the path to success is by understanding and embracing a well articulated vision. Because when that’s shared, the road to your goal becomes smoother.
And everything from the creative process straight through to the finished product becomes a lot easier as well.
Our role as an industry leader is to create performance driven solutions for your applications. We are constantly striving to learn market needs and then developing applications that provide specific and comprehensive packages for them.
When you work with SRISOL, you get a partner – dedicated towards the benefit of the customer and we work to add value to the customer’s products.
GREEN IS NOT A COLOUR
Green is an attitude a commitment and a responsibility. To achieve success, being green intertwines design and sustainability.
For many years SRISOL has been inspired by our desire for sustainable design in harmony with nature, so we have continually explored new ways to blend technology with greener thinking.
Setting new standards in sustainability includes not only workplace safety and environmental stewardship, but also excellence in corporate responsibility and maintaining the highest ethical towards.
Winner of Malcolm Bal Bridge Innovation Award.
Winner of Geneva Star Quality Award in Geneva 2005.Nomination for Who’s who award in the field of Science and Technology in 2007. ISO 9001-2008 quality management standards.
Of all that SRISOL creator, it is the nurturing of our green culture that we are most proud of. The solutions both you and your customers are looking for only happen when we are all environmentally and socially responsible.
SHARING THE PATH TO SUCCESS
Our history is rich with research engineering, design, knowledge. With over a decade of dedication to innovation, we live up to our promise to deliver solutions designed especially for your applications.
Your satisfaction is the true measure of our success. From inception of our company, we’ve recognized the benefits of cost effective, environment friendly products for our customers and the world. By working closely with you, we have improved these benefits by perfecting our products, expanding our range of solutions and pioneering new technologies.
From the very beginning SRISOL, has made an effort in making better product through innovations. This commitment to continuous research and innovation has not only given better performing products but more satisfied users too. Today we play a pivotal role in everyday life, manufacturing and supplying products that are crucial to modern society, used by people- use as part of their daily routine.
Our future is guided by our Past. It is filled with an understanding of your concerns for the environment, your design sensibilities and your needs. Greener thinking, cleaner production processes and uncompromising quality standards will continue to guide us. Together, your requirements and our solutions will endure for years to come.
– Dr. Shubh Gauram (CEO & MD)
October marks the fifth year of his passing !
Ever since we shifted to the bay area, Cupertino held a special place in my heart. It was not the Apple fever – I had known about the life of Steve Jobs for more than two decades. His life story was nothing short of a booster flu shot for any entrepreneur! On his fifth anniversary this year could not help but pen this down: –
Steve Jobs talks about “the crazy ones; the misfits; the rebels; the troublemakers; the round pegs in the square holes; the ones who see things differently.”
They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them disagree with them; glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
Indeed, starting with Jobs himself, the “crazy ones” have changedthe world. But they’ve changed us, too. He and others have changed the way we see ourselves as citizens of the world. It isthis last aspect — the way technology helps us understand what we are able to do in this vast world around us — that is Steve Jobs’most important legacy.
Technology has given the crazy ones a platform for change, but it couldn’t have done so had it required them to be less crazy, less misfit, less rebellious. There is a reason the innovators of yesterday, today, and tomorrow are able to do what they do.
They see the world differently — much has been made over the years about Steve Jobs’ “reality distortion field”. But as Jobs’ biographer, Walter Isaacson, and others have noted, this aspect to Jobs has perhaps been instrumental in his ability to achieve the success he’s had.
Jobs was a creative genius, to be sure. It’s arguable whether it is possible to become a “crazy one”; that is, whether viewing the world the way visionaries do can be learned. But Jobs was also monomaniacal in focussing on realizing his vision — whatever it happened to be at that moment. He had a – singularity of focus that those of us wanting to leave an impact might study and train ourselves to emulate.
In 2005, Jobs delivered the commencement speech at Stanford University. He mentioned The Whole Earth Catalog, which he called “one of the bibles of my generation.”
This was in the late 1960’s, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and Polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, overflowing with neat tools, and great notions.
In the mid-1970’s The Whole Earth Catalog ceased publication.
Jobs mentioned it as an inspiration for all out there who want to change the world. As he recalled in his speech, on the back cover of their final issue was a photo of an early morning country road, “the kind you might find yourself hitchhiking on if you were so dventurous.” Beneath it the words:
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
This is his legacy.
Dr Shubh Gautam
Oct’05th 2016 – Cupertino.
In an international symposium, I was asked what post-independence India’s biggest achievement. My answer, laced with pride, was that today, not only do we grow enough food for a billion-plus people, but also generate a surplus. Not due to supernatural interventions or socio-political reasons, but because we could save more than 30% of our potential […]
Shubh Gautam is the name that has been a subject of pride for Indians in the last few years. His amazing commitment in field of industrial business innovation and development which has been recogni…
Coil coating is a continuous, automated process for coating metal before fabrication into end products. The steel or aluminium substrate is delivered in coil form from the rolling mills. The metal coil is positioned at the beginning of the coating line, and in one continuous process, the coil is unwound, pre-cleaned, pre-treated, pre-primed, and prepainted before being recoiled on the other end and packaged for shipment. All of this happens at up to 700 feet per minute!
The following steps take place on a modern coating line:
- Stitching the strip to the previous coil
- Cleaning the strip
- Power brushing
- Pre-treating with chemicals
- Drying the strip
- Applying primer on one or both sides
- Curing (often only 15 to 60 seconds!)
- Cooling the strip
- Top coating on one or both sides
- Second curing
- Cooling down to room temperature
- Rewinding of the coated coil
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Navratra is the time when wheat flour is omitted from the diet and substituted it with buckwheat flour or kuttu ka aata. Buckwheat is not a cereal grain; it is a fruit and hence is a good substitute for Navratra fasts where cereals are prohibited.
The flour is extremely high in protein and is a wonderful substitute for those who are allergic to gluten (found in wheat).It is good for patients with celiac disease as it is gluten–free.It contains phytonutrient rutin, which lowers cholesterol and blood pressure.It is rich in magnesium, vitamin B, iron, calcium, folate, zinc, copper, manganese and phosphorus.As the buckwheat hulls are hard to chew, traditionally they are soaked for about six hours and then cooked to make them softer and easily digestible.It also contains alpha–linolenic acid, which increases HDL cholesterol (“good” cholesterol) and controls LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol).It is a good source of insoluble fiber and prevents occurrences of gallbladder stones. According to the American Journal of Gastroenterology, a 5% increase in the insoluble fiber intake results in a 10% reduced risk of gall–bladder stones.Kuttu is 75% of complex carbohydrates and 25% of high quality protein, which makes it an ideal food for weight loss.As the flour is gluten–free, a potato is used to bind the flour together.The flour tastes different.Pooris made from kuttu flour are crunchier than the normal wheat flour pooris.One should not make pooris with hydrogenated oils or vanaspati as it will take away all the medical benefits of buckwheat flour.Buckwheat flour however is subjected to adulteration.Mixtures of rye flour, Indian corn flour, wheat flour, and other ground cereals are often used as a substitute for buckwheat.Being high in fiber and low glycemic index it is good substitute for diabetic patients. The glycemic index for buck wheat is 47 (Low GI foods have a GI value less than 55; medium GI foods have a GI value between 55 and 69 and high GI foods have GI value greater than 70).The chiro-inositol present in buckwheat has been identified as the diabetes preventing component.Asthma symptoms can occur in sensitized children when food allergens such as buckwheat are cooked in a confined area. Both acute and late–phase respiratory symptoms are seen.Eat kuttu ki roti instead of poori or pakodas (fried items) made from kuttu atta (buckwheat flour).One can also prepare idlis from kuttu atta (buckwheat flour) and dosa from the samak rice (non grain seed)Food poisoning may occur if flour left over from the previous year is reused.
Singhara flour — a favorite Navratre diet
During Navratra fasts, wheat flour should be omitted from diet and be substituted with water chestnut (Singhara) or buckwheat (kuttu) flour, said Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & National Vice President Elect IMA. Singhara is not a cereal but a fruit and hence a good substitute for a Navratra fast where cereals are not to be eaten.
Singhara flour is prepared from Singhara or Water Chestnut.Singharas are floating aquatic plants, growing in slow–moving water up to 5 meters deep. The plant bears ornately shaped fruits containing a single very large starchy seed.The seeds or nuts are boiled and sold as snacks or eaten raw.The flour is made from dried, ground water chestnuts. The nuts are boiled, peeled, dried then ground into flour. The flour is bright white fine powder; it is actually a starch rather than flour.The flour is primarily used as a thickener.The flour is used as food in Navratra and consumed as phalahar (fruit) diet.It is an excellent source of energy and provides 115 kcals per 100g.The glycemic index for chestnut is 60. Low GI foods have a GI value less than 55; medium GI foods have a GI value between 55 and 69 and high GI foods have GI value greater than 70.Chestnuts are relatively low in net carbs (total carbohydrate minus dietary fiber) and so are included in many low carb diets.Being a gluten–free product, chestnut flour is a cooking option for people with celiac disease or other gluten intolerances or allergies.Chestnuts do not contain the fat that regular nuts have.It contains less carbohydrate than white flour.People with tree nut allergies should avoid chestnut flour as it may cause an allergic reaction.Flour made from chestnuts is typically more difficult to locate in many areas as well as more expensive than white flour.Avoid eating deep fried chestnut flour pooris or paranthas.Do not use trans fats containing vegetables oils to cook bread from chestnut flour.Buy only branded flour as flour left over from the previous year can lead to food poisoning.As per Ayurveda, chestnut flour has cool and buckwheat flour has hot properties.Both chestnut flour and buckwheat flours can be combined.One should eat phalahar once a week and at least 80 days in a year.
In an international symposium, I was asked what post-independence India’s biggest achievement. My answer, laced with pride, was that today, not only do we grow enough food for a billion-plus people, but also generate a surplus. Not due to supernatural interventions or socio-political reasons, but because we could save more than 30% of our potential food production by making pesticides integral to our agriculture.
So, in the short term, are pesticides a necessary evil? Medical students are taught that “poison is a dose-dependent function”, which means anything in excess is poisonous. We take alcohol in homeopathic and ayurvedic medicine but it is in moderation. Mere distilled or deionised water is not as good as mineral water. But, does that mean minerals in any quantity are good for health? The experts can argue on these larger issues.
As a part of the scientific fraternity, it has become morally compelling for me to shed some light on a report that was not presented by a scientist, may not be read by the scientific department (if it exists) of the media, and that would be relied upon by a public with little understanding of the technical logic (or its absence). What does the CSE report on pesticides in soft drinks show for a layman? Some technical mumbo jumbo, testing methods that read like rocket science, referrals, history, graphs, and so on… But how much effort was taken to understand what the report meant before pressing the panic button? As for all other testing procedures, some of which we encounter daily in medical science, what if the data in this report was inaccurate? It is tragic to see such a waste of public time and valuable resources, coupled with emotional blackmail in a case unworthy of trust and/or attention.
Pesticide residue testing is costly. Very few laboratories have the experience and skills for this specialist field. If laboratories, scientists, governments and firms accept one another’s data, it would reduce the need to verify or contest others’ findings significantly.
To build capacity for mutual recognition of data requires labs to work with the same standards of quality control and quality assurance. Mutual recognition of quality assurance is only possible for labs complying with recognized international standards. For safety studies submitted to regulatory bodies, the work must normally be undertaken in compliance with Good Laboratory Practice. For testing laboratories, the most appropriate international standard is ISO/IEC 17025:1999 General requirements for competence of testing and calibration laboratories.
Mutual recognition of quality control for pesticide residue analysis requires agreement on what constitutes appropriate quality control. The EU has produced a guidance document, currently in its second edition, to address this. It is currently under review and the third edition will be out soon. With the guidelines established, labs must then implement procedures to ensure these are followed.
Testing instruments like GC-MS and X-ray machines have much in common. Both need experience and qualification to decipher what comes out of them. Buying a great X-ray machine does not make you a great orthopedic surgeon. The CSE report is a similar venture, not trustworthy with glaring anomalies that could warrant a court martial had the media some scientific understanding of it.
How can CSE claim to be the first lab in the world to detect using GC levels of less than 1 PPB? This is a discovery in itself – like seeing the pimple in the dimple in the left cheek of a red ant, by the naked eye. How can you confirm detecting a needle in a haystack using sunglasses? These equipment are not black boxes that give out results. Even then, what use is a GC-MS to the power n when n has been silent? I wonder if the utility of this n is understood.
The confirmation of pesticides in this report was based on a principle that is illegal and wrong as per the analytical world; comparison is done on similar data types. Full range data can’t be compared with selective ion monitoring mode data. Apples were compared with watermelons to confirm the presence of grapes. It is like confirming a fingerprint of a man using his height and weight. If you want to find a PPB level, why calibrate using a PPM level (1,000 times higher)? A judgment was pronounced not on 100% identification of the culprit, but merely on a 30% assumption of probability where the GC-MS data does not match at important ion numbers. Heptachlor, a pesticide, was confirmed merely by a 30% probability. What if there was 31% resemblance to some other organic compound or ingredient?
The cause may have been holier than thou; the designs are way close to evil. If the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) was the benchmark for the second report in three years, then why was the result not validated by a third-party lab, as clearly defined in the JPC report, Page 1557.
In the 60 years of our independence, the scientific body has been a trustworthy fraternity, but such aberrations in reporting will send a wrong message; that scientific tools can be misused for ulterior motives. Stakeholders have to decide to believe only in mutually recognizable data. It is time we realize our emotions must not be kindled without scientific proofs, that the public domain is not used to create panic, that we moved to accurate reporting and stopped sensationalizing and taking emotional decisions.
Uttarayana and Dakshinayana are not only time periods mentioned in the Vedic literature but also the state of minds. Uttarayana means a period for a positive state of mind and Dakshinayana, a peri…