Author Archives: Gopi Sekhar

About Gopi Sekhar

Gopi Sekhar has over 33 years of work experience involved in a wide range of activities from commercial trading, manufacture and processing of palm oil and Rubber to Research and Development in polymers, recycling and sustainable solutions.

The SRI Devulcanized Rubber Compound (DVR Compound) – A Sustainable Solution

Latest offering from SRI boasting 100% Butyl Free SRI DVR Compound

Then when the same DVR Compound is added to Volume Medium grade Asian Retread Compound the results are interesting to say the least!The retention of properties is very exciting especially the EB% !!

With the significance of high Rolling Resistance and Heat Build Up in tyres being a direct measure of CO2 generation contributing to Global Warming its a particularly important factor in terms of sustainability in Commercial Vehicle and Passenger Car Tyres.  The SRI DVR Compound is the first recycled content tested by global tyre manufacturers that does not impact adversely on Rebound Hysteresis test results which is a benchmark for Rolling Resistance and Heat Buildup in their tread compounds. 

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Graphene transcends disciplines

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Graphene transcends disciplines

Interestingly, a few days ago The Economist published an article stating that “Bacteria may be the key to turning graphene into a semiconductor”, showing the potential of graphene in transcending disciplines in an effort to deliver superior products and services that are better for the ‘People, Profit and Planet’.

Given graphene’s extraordinary electrical conductivity properties, the possibility of making thin, flexible, semi-transparent graphene based electronics has existed in the public imagination for some time now. However, to date tests on graphene sheets showed that the electric current moves randomly and in all directions. Moreover, graphene does not have a bandgap – “a property needed to create the distinct “on” and “off” electronic states that transistors rely on to work, and which is induced in a material by disrupting the way its electrons are distributed”.

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Tesla Promises To Not Sue Anyone Using Its Technology

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tesla_model_s_chassis_batteryTesla has open-sourced its patents on electric vehicle technology, according to a post on the company’s blog by CEO Elon Musk.

Musk explains that one of the company’s biggest goals is to move the entire electric vehicle market forward, which it can’t accomplish if it’s making it harder for others to enter the space:

Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.

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Sustainable rubber recycling, a global story: Gopi Sekhar at TEDxKL 2013

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Putting the Batter back in the Cake

Putting the Batter back in the Cake

Terrible Mistakes In Jahra, Kuwait, a five million tire fire erupted on April 16, 2012

Terrible Mistakes
In Jahra, Kuwait, a five million tire fire erupted on April 16, 2012

The reality of the numbers

The reality of the numbers

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TEDxKL 2013

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Significant Day for SRI

Sekhar Research Innovations signing ceremony with AIM & QMA

A significant milestone for SRI and I, we inked our term sheet with Agensi Innovasi Malaysia and QuestMark Group. An important step for us but marking the begining of our journey and the challenges to come.

The excitement at the prospect of moving ahead with greater momentum is palpable, the entire team is galvanized for the next steps.

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Signing Term Sheet with AIM & QMA

A long journey for all of us, I am personally looking forward to publishing technical papers on our innovation and starting the process of introduction of SRI Compounds into the market, the Global Market.

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In Praise of Irrational Innovators

Scott Anthony

Scott leads Innosight’s Asian operations. His fourth book on innovation, The Little Black Book of Innovation, is now available (HBR Press, January 2012). Follow him on Twitter at @ScottDAnthony.

I love my three young children immensely. So it’s hard for me to be fully rational about them. Of course they are the smartest, the best looking, and the most athletic. I’m not alone — all parents are irrational. We lose sleep worrying about things we can’t control and take pride in ridiculously small achievements we had nothing to do with.

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Joel Makower “So, we need to align green innovations, and the marketing that goes into them, with the idea of being better, not just greener.”

Joel Makower: Green business maven shares his insights

Makower, one of the most respected voices in green business, talks about greener corporations, what the government could be doing to foster more environmentally friendly businesses, and why he’s optimistic about the future.

Mon, Jan 30 2012 at 10:16 PM EST Joel Makower Photo: Joel Makower Joel Makower grew up in California and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in journalism. He worked as a journalist and nationally syndicated columnist and is a prolific author, with more than a dozen books published, including the oral history of the Woodstock music festival, a book that Rolling Stone called “the definitive history of the mega-event.” He has focused on the environment for more than 20 years and is a well-respected speaker, writer and consultant on all things green business including regular appearances on NPR’s “Marketplace” as a commentator. Joel is the chairman and executive editor of the GreenBiz Group and founder of GreenBiz. I have been a fan of Joel’s writing for as long as I’ve been reading environmental news and commentary. His book “Beyond The Bottom Line” was one of the first green business books I read and was a major influence in how I see the intersection between business and environment. I’m thrilled that he so kindly took the time to answer these seven questions. MNN: Does the world need saving?

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6 Big HealthTech Ideas That Will Change Medicine In 2012

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“In the future we might not prescribe drugs all the time, we might prescribe apps.” Singularity University‘s executive director of FutureMed Daniel Kraft M.D. sat down with me to discuss the biggest emerging trends in HealthTech. Here we’ll look at how A.I, big data, 3D printing, social health networks and other new technologies will help you get better medical care. Kraft believes that by analyzing where the field is going, we have the ability to reinvent medicine and build important new business models.

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Artificial hips glide on graphite

22 December 2011
Metal-on metal hip replacements are lubricated by a layer of graphite, say scientists in the US. And this graphitic layer may be the product of proteins ground up the implant itself. This knowledge could help the design of new implants but also raises important questions about the action of the graphite in the body.

Over 50,000 hip replacements are performed each year in the UK and in the US that number is over 200,000. But although surgeons are moving towards low wearing metal-on-metal joints, no one is precisely sure why the two metal pieces slide so well. Although it is known there is a layer that affects the friction, lubrication and wear of the two surfaces, known as a tribological layer, until now no-one has examined its composition.

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