Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) is a premier institution, fully devoted to manpower training and technical services to the plastics and allied industries. CIPET has been accredited with ISO 9001:2000 certification on "DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND CONDUCT OF SPECIALIZED TRAINING COURSES IN PLASTICS ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY AND RENDERING TECHNICAL/ CONSULTANCY SERVICES IN DESIGN, TOOLING, PLASTICS PROCESSING & TESTING TO THE PLASTICS & ALLIED INDUSTRY".
CIPET was first established in 1968 at Chennai under the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Govt. of India with the assistance of UNDP. Over the years, the need and necessity of CIPET services was felt by various State Govts. and extension centres were established at Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Imphal, Lucknow, Mysore, Patna, Haldia and Guwahati.
All CIPET centres have uniform infrastructure facilities in the areas of Design - CAD/CAM, Tooling, Plastics Processing, Testing & Quality Assurance under one roof. CIPET conducts six long term courses leading to Diploma, Post Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma in various disciplines of Plastics Engineering & Technology. The infrastructure facilities in terms of machineries, equipments are continuously upgraded/modernised to match with the technology development and needs of the industry globally. CIPET is having ambitious plans of having its presence in South East Asian and Middle East Countries. Asian Institute for Development Studies, Manila (Phillipines), UNIDO - Nigeria have enrolled CIPET as consultant for providing technical and training services in Plastics Engineering & Technology. Discussion with German Institutions and reputed Indian Institutions are in progress for mutual co-operation/collaboration.
The major objectives of CIPET are:
The objectives of CIPET are well in line with the countrys plan for developing employment opportunities for youth, self-employment and entrepreneur development.
To keep the industries abreast with the new technological development and update the skill levels of the personnel working in the industry, short term programmes, tailor made programmes, modular training programmes, technical seminars are conducted on Design, Tooling, Plastics Processing, Plastics Testing and Quality Assurance.
CIPET provides the following technical services:
Milestones in the growth of CIPET
Since inception, CIPET has been providing dedicated service to the plastics industries in India and has established its credibility by meeting all the objectives and predetermined goals.
CIPETs achievements with regard to long-term courses, short-term courses & technical services are summarised as follows: -
Over the years, with the significant growth of Petrochemical Sector in India, CIPET has played a consequential role supplementing the growth of downstream plastics industries by providing trained Manpower for the Plastics Industries through Long-term courses in the field of Plastics Engineering & Technology. CIPET has trained around 32,000 trainees till date in different disciplines of Plastics Engineering & Technology i.e. Mould Manufacturing, Design, Plastics Processing, Testing & Quality Control and Machine Maintenance. With the consistent growth of Plastics Industry and manpower requirement, CIPET has increased its intake considerably and introduced new courses at Centres during the last decade which is evident from the figure - 747 trainees in 1991-92 as compared to 3698 in 2006-2007. CIPET Alumnus are very well placed in Supervisory & Managerial positions in Plastics industry and working in different technical departments. CIPET courses have created employment opportunities for Science Graduates, Engineering Graduates, Diploma Holders who after pursuing specialised courses of CIPET get absorbed in plastic industries at different positions. CIPET has attained ISO 9001 certification by BVQI for all its training and technical service.
An estimate suggests that around 45% of CIPET qualified graduates are working as Supervisors, 35% as Managers, 10% as Technicians and around 10% of CIPET trained candidates have successfully started their own industries.
CIPET trainees are very well recognised by the industry for Placement at different levels in India as well as in other neighbouring countries such as, UAE, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and in recent years, demand for CIPET trained candidates in Europe, North America and Australia is also increasing.
In short, it can be concluded that CIPET has not only met the manpower requirement of Plastics Industry, but also, provided career options to the aspirants.
The Personnel/Executives from Plastics Industries are trained by CIPET on all technological aspects i.e. Tooling, Design & CAD, Plastics Processing, Testing & Quality evaluation of Materials & products by organising short-duration training courses, modular/tailor-made courses with duration varying from 2 days to 4 weeks. These programmes are well designed for the upgradation of technical know-how & skill of the participating personnel.
The number of participants in short-term courses at all CIPET centres has increased from 1123 participants (89 courses) in 1993 - 1994 to 5065 participants (587 courses) in 2006-2007. Till date, CIPET has trained around 32,555 technical personnel, engineers & executives from the plastics industry in all disciplines of Plastics Engineering & Technology.
CIPET Extension Centres have conducted Industry Interaction Meets in the respective regions from time to time and participated in the Seminars/ Workshops/ Exhibitions organised by different State & National Industry associations such as Plastindia Foundation, All India Plastics Manufacturers Association (AIPMA), Gujarat State Plastics Manufacturers Association (GSPMA), Karnataka State Plastics Manufactures Association (KSPMA), Andhra Pradesh Plastics Manufacturers Association (APPMA), Tamilnadu Plastics Manufacturers Association (TAPMA), Indian Plast Pack Forum, Indian Plastics Federation (IPF) etc. CIPET centres are having active interaction and contacts with the industry for their requirements of trained manpower as well as technical support in all disciplines of Plastics Engineering & Technology.
With an excellent integration and utilisation of facility in Tooling, CAD & Design, Plastics Processing, Testing & Quality assurance, CIPET is competent to meet the customer requirements in providing qualitative technical services. CIPET has already implemented ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System (QMS) for all its technical services and has been awarded ISO certification by BVQI, UK in January 2002 and subsequently recertified upto 12th July 2009.
CIPET has undertaken various types of job works/consultancy assignments related to Mould/Product Design and Fabrication, CAD/CAM, Processing, Testing & Quality Control Services. CIPET Testing Laboratories at all centres are fully devoted for offering best services to the plastic industries by undertaking assignments of plastic material testing, product testing as per National and International Standards.
All Plastic testing departments of CIPET are fully equipped with latest modern sophisticated equipments to carryout all the required test of Plastic materials and products. Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has also recognised CIPET as the National Lab for evaluation and certification of plastic products produced in the country. CIPET continuously interacts with Bureau of Indian Standards and the technical officers of CIPET have been nominated in various sectional committees for drafting and actively participating in the formulation of various national/ international standards. Plastics Testing Centre (PTC) at CIPET, is one of the few prominent testing laboratories available in the country which is well equipped with all modern plastics testing facilities.
The PTCs have been providing very useful services to the plastics and allied industries by testing of raw materials and finished products like pipes, containers, squatting pans, films, etc. The testing services also include identification and characterisation, composition of materials, grade selection, property evaluation, formulation and supplementing standards, etc. The centres are closely associated with Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for establishing standards and to issue certificates for various plastic materials and products. The institute has been recognised as an agency for testing of pipes and other materials supplied for Water and Drainage Department of Many State Govts. The PTC has constant interaction with International Standards Organisation (ISO) for formulating various standards.
following Government, Semi-Government departments have recognized CIPET for availing
testing and quality assurance service for plastis materials & products.
The following Government, Semi-Government departments have recognized CIPET for availing testing and quality assurance service for plastis materials & products.
1. Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for Quality Control of Plastics Materials / Products
2. Department of Family Welfare, Government of India for testing of Copper-T and Condoms.
3. Department of Customs & Excise for grade analysis, quality checks of imported Plastics materials / products
4. Food corporation of India (FCI) for testing of Film, Tarupaulins, Woven sack , laminated sheets, etc.
5. RDSO, Ministry of Railways, Government of India for different Plastics an Composite products used in Railways.
6. Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC), Department of Telecommunication, Government of India, BSNL for testing of Plastics based telecom products like duct, components of OFC, etc.
7. Agro Industries Development Corporations of State Governments & Department of Horticulture, Government of India for testing & quality assurance of Agricultural implements based on Plastics materials.
8. Gujarat Water Supply Sewerage board (GWSSB), Ahmedabad for inspection of Plastics products
9. State Governments and their agencies for testing / pre delivery inspection agency for Plastics products
10. Gas Authority of India Ltd. (GAIL) for testing and quality assurance of polymeric materials
11. Oil India Ltd. (OIL) for third party inspection of Plastics based components procured by OIL.
12. International standard Organisation (ISO) for conducting international Round Robin Tests as a part of development of standards pertaining to Plastics.
Plastics Testing Centre at CIPET Chennai, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad, Hajipur, Haldia, Lucknow, Guwahati and Mysore have been accredited by NATIONAL ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR TESTING & CALIBRATION LABORATORIES (NABL).
Details on some of the past projects accomplished by CIPET & Consultancy Experience:
CIPET provides technical consultancy and advisory services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by providing all facilities which are available at CIPET under one roof such as optimisation of process parameters to achieve quality production, testing and standardisation for the plastic products, mould trials, CAE analysis, tooling facilities, etc. CIPET undertakes consultancy work on setting up of plastics based industry from concept to commissioning stage. CIPET has carried out technical feasibility study/techno-commercial viability of various projects forwarded by financial and industrial development institutions.
CIPET services are well received by the industries in India and neighbouring countries. CIPET has provided technical services successfully to the plastics and allied industries in India and neighbouring countries. The following are few of the industries who have utilised CIPET services in the recent past.
Technology Developed by CIPET
CIPET has been involved in development and fabrication of Testing equipment for Plastics materials & Products. A few of the Equipment fabricated by CIPET and supplied to the industry in India and Abroad are given below :
In addition to Plastics Testing Equipment Development, CIPET testing centres have developed test procedures for carrying out quality tests on different types of plastics products such as moulded chairs/furnitures, squatting pan, plastics parts of washing machine, air-coolers, domestic mixers, etc. The test procedure for determination of ash content in PVC developed by CIPET is under consideration by ISO for due formalisation. The fixtures, methodology developed by CIPET for testing of Copper-T (Female contraceptive) have been approved by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
Current R&D projects and details of research activities:
Since inception, CIPET has been involved in Research & Developmental Work (R&D) of industrial relevance. In the fast changing technology scenario, CIPET is concentrating on R&D activities in the following major areas.
a) Development of Blends & Alloys
b) Development of product concepts and application ideas through testing and characterisation;
c) Development and evaluation of materials and products for newer applications;
d) Development of innovative applications in the field of electronics and telecommunications, transport, engineering, housing and packaging, agriculture and water management;
e) Plastics Recycling & Waste Management Technologies;
f) Plastics Composite Technology.
g) Development of bio-degradable Polymers
Some of the ongoing R&D projects undertaken by CIPET are mentioned below:
Plastic Industry: Future Scenario & CIPETs Role:
plastic industry is poised for significant changes with sustained growth rate in all its
facets in future. The current growth trend indicates that the three important sub-sectors
of the industry namely processing, polymer production and machinery manufacturing will
undergo significant changes with regard to structure of the industry, technological
innovation, mergers and consolidation of the existing small units. Processing units with large scale manufacturing
facilities probably in excess of 2500 tonnes per annum are expected to grow steadily in
the years to come.
The plastic industry is poised for significant changes with sustained growth rate in all its facets in future. The current growth trend indicates that the three important sub-sectors of the industry namely processing, polymer production and machinery manufacturing will undergo significant changes with regard to structure of the industry, technological innovation, mergers and consolidation of the existing small units. Processing units with large scale manufacturing facilities probably in excess of 2500 tonnes per annum are expected to grow steadily in the years to come.
The leading Indian raw material manufacturers like Indian Petrochemical Corporation Limited (IPCL), Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) & Haldia Petrochemicals Limited (HPL) have world scale plants to supply polymers in the country. An estimated investment of about Rs.50, 000 crores in this sector have matured by the year 2000-2001. The capacity has grown by manifold from just 1.0 million tonnes per annum in 1990-1991 to over 4.8 million tonnes in 2006-2007.
The optimistic projections suggest that the total demand of commodity, engineering and high performance polymers/plastics will go up from the current consumption of around 4 million tonnes to 12.5 million tonnes by year 2010.
The development and growth of plastics processing industry is dependent upon the availability of skilled and technically trained manpower. With a rapid development in the field of plastics processing using modern machines, there has been an increased demand of manpower for designing, tool making, plastics processing and quality assurance (Total Quality Management TQM) to meet the diverse requirement of industries. It is estimated that with the increase of consumption of plastics material, additional 8 persons may be required for increase of 100 Tons per annum. Hence, the manpower demand will also increase as the polymer/plastics material consumption increases in the coming years. Since, CIPET is the only institute of its kind in South-Asia having state-of-art facilities and excellent infrastructure in the field of Plastics Engineering & Technology, necessity of CIPET services in terms of development of trained manpower for the plastics industry and technical support in different technology areas will be more relevant and synonymous with the future growth of the plastics and allied industries. CIPETs services would be more congruous for the plastics and allied industry in the years to come in terms of specialised training, trained manpower support, technology support, quality and productivity improvement, developmental activities related to newer technologies etc.
Long-term training courses:
CIPET offers following long-term training courses in various disciplines of Plastics Engineering & Technology.
* Age limit is relaxable upto 5 years for applicants sponsored by industries, SC/ST category and applicants from North Eastern Region.
CIPET courses are very well accepted by plastics and allied industries in India and abroad. CIPET qualified graduates are offered employment in supervisory/ managerial positions in different technical departments of plastics conversion / processing / tooling / raw material manufacturing industries not only in India but also in South-East Asia, Middle-East and North American countries.
Application forms for admission to CIPET courses are issued from 1st May to 2nd week of June every year. CIPET admissions are based on merit of the qualifying examination marks and CIPETs Joint Entrance Examination(JEE) marks. The JEE is conducted on 2nd Sunday of July and the courses commence on 3rd week of August every year.
CIPET, Chennai CAD/CAM/CAE centre was established under the World Bank project in the year 1989 & is conducting various training programmes using softwares like Unigraphics, Pro Engineer, Catia, Ideas, Ansys, Hypermesh & mouldflow. Later CAD/CAM/CAE centres were stablished at Mumbai and Hyderabad in the year 2004 to cater the growing demand in the respective regions.
CIPET CAD/CAM/CAE centre provides training using Pro-Engineer / Unigraphics/ CATIA / IDEAS /Ansys / mouldflow / Hypermesh and caters the manpower requirements for the CAD/CAM & Plastics Industry. The various courses being offered at CIPET are basically designed to meet the requirements of manufacturing and its allied industries. The Engineers who undergo the CAD/CAM/CAE training in CATIA / Pro-Engineer / Unigraphics / Ansys / mouldflow / Hypermesh are exposed to the Live projects/ CNC machine Programming, etc, in addition to the software training. Since CIPET has been provided with the state of art machineries, trainees have got exposed to the modern equipments to meet the real requirements of the industries. These trainees were accepted by various segments of industries like Manufacturing, Automotive, Consumer durables etc. To cater the different parts of Indian Plastics Industries, CIPET centers were updated with latest hardware and CAD/CAM/CAE softwares.
CIPET has introduced new concept of interactive learning and training through Computer Based Software Training (CBT) programmes are to enhance the technical knowledge and skill of the Supervisor, Manager & Entrepreneurs working in the Plastics processing industry.
CBT Programmes are offered to Faculty & Students of Technical Institutions in the country imparting Plastics Technology Courses.
Course Commencement: Every Monday Prior Registration/Confirmation is essential
Modular / Tailor made training Programmes
Modular training Programmes and Tailor made courses in specific disciplines of mould design, CAD, Tooling, Processing and testing of Plastics are organized for the benefit of industrially sponsored personnel and entrepreneurs matching to their requirements in terms of contents and duration.
Some of the Tailor made / Modular Training programmes organized by CIPET in last few years are:
Entrepreneurship Development Programmes
Entrepreneurship Development Programmes are organized with the objective of developing Entrepreneurs in the Plastics segment by providing them knowledge and skill elements besides entrepreneurship characteristics. The entrepreneurs are also provided with adequate technical guidance through follow up for setting up of Plastics based industry.
Aspirants of setting up of Plastics based industries are enrolled in the programme based on their qualification. Inputs are provided through classroom deliveries and on the job practicals to develop them as entrepreneurs and, thus enabling to generate self employment among the unemployed youth.
The Women Entrepreneurship Development programme is an intensive training activity designed to enhance women's potential to start and run small enterprises and business successfully.
In such programme, the participants learn how to :
Some of the major Entrepreneur Development Programmes organised by CIPET are:
Technology based EDP on CAD/CAM Technology in Plastics sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India, New Delhi.
EDP on Plastics Technology sponsored by Commissionerate of Industries, Andhra Pradesh.
EDP has been organised for unemployed youth of North Eastern states sponsored by the Department of Development of North eastern Region (DONER), Govt. of India.
Special EDP on Setting up of Tiny Plastics Packaging Industry & Recycling of Plastics for SC/ST women sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India.
EDP on Plastics mould Design & Tooling for Plastics Techniques sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India, New Delhi.
EDP on Plastics Manufacturing Techniques was sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
EDP on Processing & Testing sponsored by Commissionerate of Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
TECHNICAL AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES
CIPET renders technical and Consultancy services to Plastics and allied industries in different fields of Plastics Technology.
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