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UNIDO ITPO Tokyo is hosting Mr. S. Sugumar, Chief Technical Manager, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET) from Chennai, Tamil Nadu State, India, as a technology promotion expert from 14-25 March 2011.

CIPET is a federal institute operating under the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India. Mr. Sugumar has been in charge of plastics technology and recycling issues for 25 years, and has already visited Japan twice before to take part in fact-finding of plastics recycling projects and Eco-town related training. While in Japan during this programme, Mr. Sugumar will introduce the plastics waste management scenario in India, and CIPET’s needs for acquiring technologies for demonstration project purposes related to plastics recycling in India, including technologies for automatic sorting/segregation of plastic waste, and for converting multilayer film laminates into plastic lumbers/slabs, etc. Mr. Sugumar will also be accompanied by a senior staff of the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Mr. P. S. Singh, Director, from 14-18 March 2011. Please contact the person in charge if you are interested in doing business India regarding plastics recycling and/ or wish to set-up a meeting with Mr. Sugumar.

Person in charge: Mr. Gelegen, Ms. Takahashi

UNIDO ITPO Tokyo hosted Mr. Sugumar for a short period from 14-16 March 2011, with several meetings held in Tokyo and Kitakyushu on 14 and 15 March. His programme was shortened due to the emergency situation in Japan following the Tohoku Earthquake and Mr. Sugumar repatriated to India on 16 March. His programme will be resumed at the earliest opportunity in 2011.