Director IRMRA & Chief Editor

Dr .K. Rajkumar

Dear Subscribers & Readers, We are on the verge of publishing our 4th issue of RubTech Focus! Thanks to all for ushering love and support to our initiative to publish a techno- commercial magazine on quarterly basis.

IRMRA had just concluded its 24th Rubber Conference & Expo organized during 21st to 24th September, 2023 at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai on the theme of 'Sustainability & Circular Economy - Challenges and Opportunities for Rubber Industry' with a thumping success.

All together more than 400 delegates attended the same event with great zeal and enthusiasm. Being the chief convenor of IRMRA'S 24th Rubber Conference & Expo, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the participants from academia, industry and freelancers as well. We have witnessed an overwhelming response amongst the speakers both from national and international domains, attendees, exhibitors, research scholars and students, manufacturers of all sectors of rubber products.

It was an event where participants could network well with people around aligning with their business interest and academic pursuit as well. I am immensely thankful to Shri Sanjiv, Joint Secretory, DPIIT, Govt of India for his graceful