Bhubaneswar: The Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (CSIR IMMT) in Bhubaneswar, in collaboration with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), organised a landmark seminar today at S S Bhatnagar Auditorium, CSIR IMMT, Bhubaneswar, focusing on “Technological Advancements in the Aluminum Industry, Standardization, and Quality Control.” This event is part of the Diamond Jubilee Year celebrations of CSIR IMMT.
In a pivotal juncture for the aluminum industry, where rapid technological advancements are reshaping its landscape, this seminar aims to delve into the forefront of technological progress in the aluminum sector. By bringing together key stakeholders from industry, academia, and regulatory bodies, the event explored the intersection of technology, standardization, and quality control. Through collaborative dialogue, it paved the way for a progressive and sustainable future for the aluminum sector. Attendees included distinguished figures such as Shri Sanjiv Maini, Sr. Director and Head, Metallurgical Engineering Department, BIS, Dr. Ramanuj Narayan, Director CSIR-IMMT, Dr. Kali Sanjay, Chairman MTD-7, BIS & Chief Scientist, CSIR-IMMT, alongside many other esteemed personalities.
Highlighting the paramount importance of adherence to standards, the seminar emphasized that compliance is not merely a regulatory requirement but a fundamental cornerstone for the growth, sustainability, and global competitiveness of the aluminum industry. Participants gained invaluable insights into various critical aspects, including BIS standard formulation, certification processes, identification of gaps in existing standards, and the latest technological advancements in the sector.
The seminar warmly did welcome stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, including representatives from the aluminum industry, R&D scholars, consumer organizations, users, regulators, testing laboratory personnel, and other interested parties.
Key topics addressed during the seminar encompass standardization in the field of aluminum and aluminum alloys, with technical sessions featuring R&D and industry experts from esteemed organizations such as JNARDC, Hindalco, Vedanta, NALCO, MRAI, ASMA, KIIT, BPNSI among others. Moreover, the event provided an engaging platform for interaction through an open house session, allowing participants to interact directly with experts, address queries, and voice concerns.
This seminar witnessed a pivotal gathering, offering invaluable insights and fostering collaboration to propel the aluminum industry towards a brighter and more sustainable future.