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Waste to Useful: A Business Strategic View of Crumb Rubber and Beach Sandal Manufacturing


Abraham Cyril Issac , Indian Institute of Technology Madras; Tina Susan Thomas, KCG College of Technology Chennai


Rubber Technology, Crumb rubber, Value-addition, Manufacturing, Recycling, Standardization


This paper presents qualitative research that investigates the feasibility and prospects of crumb rubber and beach sandal manufacturing. Further it deals on with detailed financial analysis for the setup of the crumb rubber and beach sandal manufacturing by thoroughly addressing the demand of the same. Rubber in its commercial form is obtained from latex by a set of processes. Havea latex in the latex vessel of the tapped trees contains 30-40% rubber in the form of particles. Latex is a hydrosol in which the dispersed particles are protected by a complex film. The grading of synthetic rubber is done by technical specification. Technically specified rubbers are largely block types made by adopting new methods of processing which include size reduction, de-watering, dirt removal, drying, baling and grading. The detailed financial analysis shows that the plan will make a profit of around Rs.148 lacs in a year and the break-even will be achieved in one year.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I20212
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2018
Page(s): 137-142

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