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Dr. SHOMNATH CHAKRAVARTY (M.Sc. & D.Phil., FPRI.(UK), FIRI, FICS, FIIChE , FIC-India ) Chairman of KPS Consultants & Impex Pvt. Ltd. is a leading name in rubber field. Dr. Chakravarty has 50 years experience in rubber industry - both India & abroad. After working with Bayer AG, Germany for many years he returned to India as Technical Manager of Bayer (India) Ltd. and then of Modi Rubber Ltd. (leading tyre company with German collaboration). He is the past Chairman of IRI and Rubber Committee (PCD 14) of BIS, Fellow of PRI (UK) , IRI , ICS , IIChE , Inst. of Chemist and Member of Rubber Division , ACS (USA).

Dr. Chakravarty has been Hon. Professor of IIT, Delhi and Kharagpur, visiting Faculty to different Universities & Institutes. He represented India in Rubber Committee (TC 45) of ISO for about 10 years & was a member of IRCO, UK Committee. He was the Convenor of first IRCO Conference, Rubber Con '93 held at Delhi in 1993 and member of ITTAC for many years. Dr. Chakravarty was the first President of Asian Rubber Forum to which all Asian countries like Japan, Korea, China, India , Malaysia , Sri Lanka , Nepal etc. are members.

Dr. Chakravarty has been selected to receive one of its most internationally prominent honors, the GOLD MEDAL FOR INDIA by American Biographical Institute, a highly esteemed, world leader in the research of outstanding individuals around the globe in 2012. Dr. Chakravarty was conferred "Life Time Achievement Award" by the IIChE, in October 2011 and by "Tyre Times” TRiLA Awards 2015 at Chennai SingEx Expo. (organized by Singapore) on 8th July 2015. Dr. Chakravarty is the President of the "Elastomer Technology Development Society". Dr. Chakravarty has 115 Publications in National & International journals of repute and published books on "Introduction to Tyre Technology" and "Rubber Technology and Manufacture of Rubber Products" "Rubber Research in India – Two Decades", "Compilation of Recent Lectures" among others. He has travelled widely over the world and has command over different languages.

DR. ANOMITRA CHAKRAVARTY - B.E. (Mech.), MBA (Mktg.) & PhD. (Business Admn.) has more than 25 years experience in the industry. He is joint managing director of KPS Consultants & Impex Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, a project & technical consultancy organization working in the area of Natural Fiber Thermoplastic Composites, Recycling of Plastics & Rubber, products for Building Construction and Packaging sector, Bio-additives & plastics and Specialty Elastomer products. He has earlier worked in organizations such as Reliance Industries Ltd. and IndoRama Synthetics. He works in the area of new project planning & implementation, product development, quality control and testing, technology indigenization, market research & intelligence.

As project consultant Dr. Chakravarty was responsible for setting up the largest single location reclaimed rubber manufacturing plant (outside China) near Ahmedabad in 2015. He is the technical advisor and project consultant for setting up the first recycled Polyester Fiber plant from waste PET bottles in Bangladesh and Congo. He is the technical advisor and project consultant for setting up the first rive husk PVC composite products plant in Latin America. His clients include big companies like Tetra Pak India, Reliance Industries Ltd., Grant Thornton, McKinsey & Co., IL&FS as well as a broad spectrum of SMEs in India and abroad.

At present he is working on various innovative projects like Recycling of waste tyres into reclaimed rubber and other value added products, Recycling of post consumer PET bottles into value added products like sheet & fiber, natural fiber plastic composite, multi-layer co-extruded films for flexible packaging, C-PVC pipes, multilayer uPVC Roofing sheet, WPC door frame, Bio-based additives & plastics and polymer products for building construction and packaging.

He is a member of Institution of Engineers, Indian Plastics Institute (IPI), Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IICHE) and All India Management Association (AIMA). He is widely traveled and has more than 30 technical and management publications in national & international journals. He has been invited as a speaker to number of conferences including:



  • 27th Indian Engineering Congress (Dec. 2012)
  • India Composites Summit & Conference (Oct. 2013)
  • International Wood Plastic Composite Conference (Mar. 2014)
  • Rubber Industry Seminars at Chennai and Delhi (2014 & 2015)
  • GAIL Plast Asia Technical Conference (March, 2016)
  • Polymer Symposium at BITS Pilani (March, 2016)
  • Vinyl India 2016 (April, Mumbai)
  • Young Scientists Conclave on Waste to Wealth (rubber & plastics recycling) 2016 Dec., Delhi at National Physical Laboratory organized by Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

His articles on Wood Plastic Composite have been published in various journals including - Indian Plastics Institute Journal, Plastics News (journal of All India Plastics Manufacturers Association - AIPMA), Construction World, Dare Magazine etc. His articles on rubber recycling have been published in Rubber India (journal of All India Rubber Industries Association). Dr. Chakravarty lives in Delhi with his wife and son. He is an avid reader of latest trends in engineering, polymer technology, science fiction, ancient history and philosophy.

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