The Most Advanced Method For Coating Metal

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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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Dr. Shubh Gautam

CTA & MD 

(Srisol Group)

 

 

NAVRATRA : Time to eat buckwheat flour

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.

Dr. Shubh Gautam (Srisol group)

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IS LIVING INJURIOUS TO HEALTH

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.

– An article in ‘The Financial Express’ by Shubh Gautam, President of SRISOL Research Foundation.

http://srisol.blogspot.in/2008/11/is-living-injurious-to-health.html

 

Dakshinayana is the start of negative state of mind

 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 period of a relatively negative state of mind. A positive state of mind in Uttarayana makes meditation easier and more fruitful during this period. Beginners should learn the process of meditation and pranayama during this period.

Bhagwad Gita talks about Moksha and liberation. Those who believe in the philosophy of rebirth know that once a soul is liberated at death, a person is not reborn. For others who believe that hell and heaven are in this birth only, liberation means dying peacefully and without any suffering.

The theory of rebirth is well described in Bhagwad Gita in Chapter 8. The gist of Lord Krishna’s teaching is:

1. Whatever you think throughout your life will be your thought at the time of death.
2. Whatever is the state of mind at the time of death will be the atmosphere you will get in the rebirth. For example, if your state of mind is in cruelty at the time of death, you will be born in a cruel family.
3. If you are relaxed, thinking of God or chanting AUM at the time of death, there are chances your soul will be liberated.
4. Fire, illumination, daytime, fortnight before full moon and Uttarayana are the paths for liberation. It means these are the periods/ways for spontaneous positive thinking.

From mental health point of view, this knowledge can be converted into medical prescription.
Uttarayana means satwik healthy state of mind and dakshinayana means a depressed state of mind. Performing and attending to Yagna, sitting in well–illuminated light or exposing oneself to sunlight during the day can be an adjunct to depression treatment. During the first fortnight of full moon and during Uttarayana, psychotherapy and counseling invariably will work better and the requirement of drugs may get reduced.

Uttarayana is also the period for ‘Snana’ (bath), ‘Daan’ (charity), ‘Dhyana’ (concentration), ‘Upwas’ (detoxification) and ‘Sun worship’ (Sunbath).

Snana means cleansing of the body, mind and the soul and combined with fast or ‘upwas’ and sun bath is the procedure for detoxification. Once the body is detoxified, it’s in a positive state of mind, can concentrate better and gets detached to material things. One should also start donating in charity whatever one has in excess.

Uttarayana can also be described in chakra language. From mooladhara chakra to anahata chakra is the Dakshinayana path; the Uttarayana path is from anahata chakra to ajna chakra. Those who travel on the Uttarayana path travel from anahata chakra. Those who travel on the Dakshinayana path start from mooladhara.

The Chatur Mas (Four holy months) in Hinduism falls during the period of Dakshinayana. Chaturmas begins on July 11 and ends on November 6. It begins on the Ekadashi day in Shukla Paksha in the month of Ashada and ends on the Ekadashi in the Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. It occurs during monsoon season and most important festivals take place during this period. It’s a four–month period for observing fast, rituals, pujas and festivals.
Chaturmas has following months:
1. 1st month ‘Shravan’ is dedicated to Lord Shiva, especially the Mondays. It is a month of Vata or air imbalance. The classical song “Savan ka mahina Pawan kare shor” explains the air imbalance in this month. The vata function in the mind is related to emotional imbalance.
2. 2nd ‘Bhadrapad’ is the month of festivals including Ganesh Chaturthi and Janmashtami. The month is again related to Vata or air imbalance. The classical Bollywood song “tere naina savan bhado phir bhi mera man payasa” illustrates the state of the mind in savan and bhado months. The state of the mind is negative with chances of more non fulfillment of desires.
3. 3rd month ‘Ashwin’ includes the festivals of Durga Puja, Navratri, Diwali etc.
4. 4th month ‘Kartik’; Diwali celebrations end in this month.

There is a saying ‘Avoid green leafy vegetables in Shravan month, Curd in Bhadrapad, milk in Ashwin and pulses (split) in Kartik month.’

No marriages or important functions take place in chaturmas for many reasons

1. Firstly it is a period of negative state of mind and hence more chances of divorce
2. For the same reason more chances of infertility
3. Due to rainy seasons more chances of worms on the surface and infesting the leafy vegetables
4. Due to Vata (movement) predominance, leafy vegetables will not be health friendly
5. Many people avoid garlic and onion as it can stimulate unnecessary excitements, cause indigestion and distract devotee from pujas and prayers.(Thanks- emedinews)

Dr. Shubh Gautam
President & CEO
(SRISOL Group)

SALUTING THE SPIRIT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP!

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 recognizably celebrated for the nation in broad ways that was never anticipated. The astuteness and a rousing pioneer, who is additionally the President and MD of the prestigious Noida based chemical company, SRISOL.

Shubh Gautam is scholastically prime with a B.Tech degree from IIT Kharagpur and later pursuit ed  degree in administration from IIT Gandhinagar. He is entirely eminent in the worldwide Indian names who are blessed to be connected with the commercial enterprises worldwide. SRISOL has its corporate office in Noida and the manufacturing plant in Valsad reached out more than 50 acres of land of area in the region. The organization is not constrained to the Indian subcontinent and is exponentially developing in a worldwide measurement, with offices being built up in South Africa and another in the US, because of be established sooner rather than later.

Shubh Gautam has been the visionary and the persona that has driven changes for the prosperous and positive perspectives in the nation privilege later on of frameworks for the modern advancement and development. As per the experience of Gautam, innovation is the main key to financial, mechanical and social development, and for the reason the nation ought to concentrate on the Development as the essential criteria and the inside and out development will take after all alone. In addition to the exertion ought not be kept to the improvement of Modern Framework, however entirely parcel of resources ought to be put for the scholastics and exploration in the nation. In this way, the nation will thrive with far reaching development in all measurements and nothing could repress the development.

Shubh Gautam apart from being an exceptional leader, he is also a great speaker and inspires with his perspectives identifying with differed fields of normal interests. Shubh Gautam is incessant on instructive gatherings and mechanical classes the nation over. He is certainly a man who has the vision of the truth and his astuteness has the vivacity to motivate numerous others over the different modern divisions.

IS LIVING INJURIOUS TO HEALTH- Dr. Shubh Gautam (Srisol Group)

IS LIVING INJURIOUS TO HEALTH- Dr. Shubh Gautam (Srisol Group)

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 70 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.

An article in ‘The Financial Express’ by Shubh Gautam, President of Srisol Research Foundation.

THE WIND BENEATH THE WINGS – DR SHUBH GAUTAM (SRISOL GROUP)

Retail-icons-OMS-2016_A-page-006 Dreams that see the most beautiful realization are never about a billion dollar valuation — they are always about a billion dollar value system. At the heart of any success story are four pillars — structure, systems, strategy and process. It is always a visionary and an entrepreneur’s ability to use these four pillars in setting up a timeless success story. The structure is important because it lends stability to the start up. A system at the same time plays a very important role to provide the discipline and four walls of a primary task, strategy adds the most important angle of speedy innovation that any start-up needs for scaling up and processes glues all of the above in a form that there is harmony and integrity when all the pillars co-exist. Being what you are, believing in what you can do, with the hope that it will all be given up for a good cause were the fundamental emotions that Dr Gautam used to bank on when he started his journey and still holds on to these just as close. There has always been a difference between where he wanted to be, how he wanted to be and what happened to it after he was long gone. During the course of his journey as an entrepreneur, he mentored many bright and smart young people which went on to lay the foundation of a very strong team, who were very clear from the beginning about why they were a team and what was the difference between their mission, vision and primary tasks. They also knew that targets, vision, mission change with time; change with achievements; change with changes that come along the road but the primary task of the mentor and his team always remains the same and that is how they were wedded as a team to ensure that their existence was because of their primary task and which came about to be known as “Smile with Science”. At SRISOL, their existence has been synonymous with novel innovations and cost-effective manufacturing of environmentfriendly products — all in organic fields. Since its inception in 1997, the group has structured itself logically and uniquely to have both thermoplastic and thermosetting specialty chemical expertise under one roof. The group has been able to diversify in — coil coatings, food coatings, lining and sealing systems, phase change polymers and other specialty chemicals. With a CAGR of 35% per year for the last five years, 800 employees, in six manufacturing locations spread in three continents globally — SRISOL is a diversified specialty chemical entity that combines the power of science and technology to manufacture products, which contribute to human progress. Today, they deliver a broad portfolio of products and services to customers in 45 countries including shadow clients like Coca Cola, Pepsico, Nestle, TATA, Arcelor, LG, Samsung, Carlsberg, Fosters, Nampaq, etc. Dr Gautam believes in that when you are young, your time is limited and that you should not waste it living someone else’s life. One should never allow one to be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. He says that an entrepreneur knows what he truly wants to become, everything else is secondary. Having an understanding life partner is such a big make or break and the best thing that happened to him was getting married to Dr Rashi Upmanyu — who has stood like a rock in his life. This is what is a true entrepreneurial spirit that he nurtured in quest for going out and changing the world through manufacturing of specialty chemicals after chucking away a wellpaid job with Fortune 50 brands. This journey has not been one without many storms that came in the way, and they are these storms only that teach you. Once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through and how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain — when you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. Competing and beating Fortune 50 companies via manufacturing of knowledge products was not an easy ride if they did not believe in being hungry and foolish. DR

SHUBH GAUTAM

SRISOL GROUP

Shubh Gautam – Spirit Of Competitive Entrepreneurship

Shubh Gautam – “You are my adversary, but you are not my enemy, for your resistance gives me strength, for your will gives me the courage. Your spirit ennobles me, thought i am to defeat you, should i succeed, i will not humiliate you, instend, I will honour you, For, without you, I am a lesser man.”

Shubh Gautam Srisol

Shubh Gautam – There is no element in the periodic table called “HU”. This human element- Hu – is the most important element in the success of any organisation. How to use this element is an art not a science – More later.

Shubh GautamEntrepreneurship is spending a few years like most people won’t – so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t – Good luck ! “Shubh Gautam