DR. R. RANGAPRASAD
Business Head at Packaging 360
Dr. R. Rangaprasad is a polymer & packaging professional with over 25 years of experience . At present He is Business Head at Packaging 360, A comprehensive knowledge service provider platform.
He has served as Consultant at Indian Institute of Packaging Mumbai & as Director at SIES School of Packaging / Packaging Technology Centre, Navi Mumbai.
Dr. R. Rangaprasad. is a chemical technologist by training, from the prestigious UICT, Mumbai and holds B.Sc (Chemistry), B.Sc (Tech.), M.Sc.(Tech) & Ph.D.(Tech). Degrees.
After obtaining his doctorate degree, He began his career in the R&D department of Polyolefins Industries Limited (PIL), in 1992. During the three year stint, he worked on stabilization protocol of polyolefins, notably, HMHDPE & EVA copolymer. He also gained expertise in the application areas of HMHDPE related to packaging films, raffia tapes, and pipes. He also setup the compounding project of PIL’s filled & reinforced polypropylene at R&D & was responsible for scale-up & market development of mineral –filled PP & PE & glass reinforced PP for various end-use sectors.
Between 1995 & 2007, He was associated with Product Application & Research Center of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), where he gained expertise in stabilization of polyolefins; PE &PP, compounding and masterbatches for various end-use sectors. He was actively involved in developing applications in various end use segments such as automotive, appliances, medical, wire and cables, packaging, infrastructure etc. During this tenure, he published over 100 technical papers in journals, participated in national & international conferences, contributed chapters to books & was also involved in evolving knowledge management & training programme for polymer business for cross- functional groups.
Dr. R. Rangaprasad has served as visiting faculty from industry at UICT, Mumbai; Amrita Vishwavidyapeetam, Coimbatore, Nirma Institute. He was honored as UDCT –IPI Diamond Jubilee Visiting Professor in Polymer Processing.
He has also conducted training & knowledge workshops at leading FMCG companies in the area of design of polyolefin materials for packaging sector.