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Due to policy paralysis and inactive projects, Rossari Biotech Ltd is concentrating on the service sector and unpresented upcountryareas. Shashi Suvarna, Business-Head, Rossari Biotech Limited tells C&A Magazine that the company’s decision to cater these two segments is a nice move


Can u briefly take us through your company's journey ?

Rossari Biotech Ltd, is a well known name in the field of chemicals and has been giving quality products since its modest inception in 1996. Textile chemicals was the first product range introduced to cater the textile and processing industry. After having set its name to reckon with , in the textile industry, we diversified into technology based products and entered the foray of demanding product lines for Pharma, Biotech, Laundry Chemicals and Health care. In 2006, looking upto the challenges in the construction industries we finally started the construction chemical division. With the modest beggining in this division , today we are a reputed brand within the costruction industry. Many major and reputed sites have been completed with our products and the list is evergrowing. Regular launching of new products and systems are done under stringent R &D norms to meet up the new challenges in the construction industry.

What are your offerings for the buildings and infrastructure segments?

Introduced in September 2006, the Construction Chemicals division under the brand “Xlcon” is growing at a rapid rate due to the growing economy and the Government’s policy to invest in infrastructure projects. Rossari offers various products and systems of the building and infrastructure segments. The list is as under.,

  • Concrete Plasticisers and Additives
  • Waterproofing Solutions
  • Engineering Grouts
  • Mortars Surface Treatments
  • Repair & Restorations
  • Flooring Solutions
  • Tiling Solutions
  • Protective Coatings and Sealants

You offer an array of products for several industries. Which sector has tremendous potential for your business and why?

Unfortunately, due to certain governmental policies, many mega and medium sized projects were on hold for some time now. Rupee getting constantly devalued has also impacted project funding. Hence as a strategic move, we started concentrating in the service sectors and unpresented upcountry areas. Fund flow is not a major issues in these two segments and awareness is created as bonus.

What are the recent advance technologies in the construction chemicals? How is India embracing the new technology?

Well, in recent times MCPU (Moisture Cured polyurethane) products have picked up pace due to its enhanced properties over the conventional cementitious or polymer modified products.

India is embracing this technolgy but its still to attain some respectable figures. The main hindrance faced is the high cost of such products against the economical conventional products. Consultants too shy away from specifing these products due to the cost factor though most accept the superior qualities of MCPU. These products are un-matched in properties when areas with exposed roofs and heavy trafficable conditions are to be treated.

Please tell us about your expansion plans over next two – three years?

In April, this year we tied up with two major international playes viz., M/s. Drizoro from Spain and M/s. Knopp for Germany. Our marketing network as of now is concentrated mianly in the western and northern part of the country. In the coming 2-3 years we wish to expand pan India alongwith neighbouring countries. Also, we plan to start manufacturing facilities of these two aforesaid company products here at our silvasa factory.

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