Dr. Prashant Samant
President

1. Completed Doctorate in 1986 in Polymer Technology, from University Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai The subject for research was “use of newer raw materials for oil modified polyester resins”.

2. Worked for Goodlass Nerolac Paints Ltd., in their Resin development department.

3. Also worked for Indofil chemicals Co.Ltd. , Who manufactures acrylic emulsion for variety of applications like Leather, Paper, Plastics, Coating and Adhesives?

4. Worked for Mafatlal Dyes &Chemicals Limited (Collaboration with Hoechst A.G. Germany) for 10 years (1994-2004) in various capacities from production Manger, factory Manager and As Director, Technical. The company was pioneer in India for the Manufacture of Polyvinyl Acetate based Adhesive and Emulsions for variety of application like packaging, cigarettes, wood working, stock paper etc.

5. Worked for four years as Director, Polymer division, Kores (India)) Ltd(2004-2008).

6. Presently working with M/s Apcotex Industries Limited as VICE PRESIDENT, who are pioneer in VP latex and carboxylated SBR latex in India.

Other Activities:

1. He is a past President of “The Colour Society” which is a body of technologists connected with Paints, Inks, Adhesives and Allied industries. The society’s strength is 1000 life members and 50 corporate members.

2. Dr. Samant is Honorary Professor for Paints & Coating in “University Institute of Chemical Technology”, Mumbai.

3. He is also on the panel of Examiners for Bachelor of Technology, Master of Technology and Doctorate studies of University of Mumbai.

4. He is also ‘Chairman’ of course committee for Garware Institute’s “Diploma Course in Paint Application Technology.

5. He is a managing committee member of ‘Indian Resin’s Manufacturer’s Association’ & also’ Editor’ for their house magazine ‘IRMA NEWS’ which has circulation of 2000 copies at present.

6. Completed Doctorate in 1986 in Polymer Technology, from University Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai The subject for research was “use of newer raw materials for oil modified polyester resins”.

7. Worked for Goodlass Nerolac Paints Ltd., in their Resin development department.

8. Also worked for Indofil chemicals Co.Ltd. , Who manufactures acrylic emulsion for variety of applications like Leather, Paper, Plastics, Coating and Adhesives?

9. Worked for Mafatlal Dyes &Chemicals Limited (Collaboration with Hoechst A.G. Germany) for 10 years (1994-2004) in various capacities from production Manger, factory Manager and As Director, Technical. The company was pioneer in India for the Manufacture of Polyvinyl Acetate based Adhesive and Emulsions for variety of application like packaging, cigarettes, wood working, stock paper etc.

10. Worked for four years as Director, Polymer division, Kores (India)) Ltd (2004-2008).

11. Presently working with M/s Apcotex Industries Limited as VICE PRESIDENT, who are pioneer in VP latex and carboxylated SBR latex in India.