MoU signed between ST Advanced Composites and MAFTREE
Carbon-fibre reinforced composites are increasingly popular in Aerospace, Railways etc. and Indian Composite Industry are more likely to expand in recent times. With this in mind, ST Advanced Composites (STAC) and MAFTREE have signed a memorandum of understanding for strengthening the relationship between these two companies in the areas of advanced composites research, product development and skills training.
STAC is an advanced composites solution provider and manufacturer of innovative composite parts for industries, governmental organizations and research institutes. Its Managing Director, Mr Devendran Thirunavukarasu says “MAFTREE’s technical expertise in composites simulation and testing will be best tapped by us to excel product innovation and qualification. Further, as a keen supporter of Skills India and Make in India initiatives within composites sector, we are looking forward to offer joint training programs on design, manufacturing and repair of composites suiting current skills required for the Indian composites industry.”
On this development, Dr Vijay Sahadevan, Key Initiatives Advisor at MAFTREE quotes STAC’s composites manufacturing capabilities will be a great asset to progress our prototype development of products such as Cenkutt CVX50 vertical axis wind turbine and Zymloco Lightweight foldable mobility vehicle. Also, through this MoU, we can reach out to Indian composites industry as well as international composites research groups in particular from Scandinavia, Korea and Japan”. Mrs. Archana, Senior Project Engineer from MAFTREE re-affirms, “This MoU will facilitate mutual exchange of our engineers to work with composites specialists at STAC and potential to offer our learners and industry engineers a balanced theoretical and practical training towards fully accredited and certified composites courses with potential partners such as NSDC, FRP Institute and ACMA.”