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‘The challenge is in the duty structure’

According to reports, RenewSys is a manufacturer of quality EVA Encapsulant and Backsheet used in solar modules for generating solar energy. Located at Bangalore, RenewSys is the Renewable Energy Division of Positive Packaging Industries Limited, pioneers in flexible packaging.

Positive has operations in India, Nigeria and U.A.E. and is a part of the ENPEE Group, an international conglomerate with over 50 years of business experience. The group’s diversified activities include metal packaging, chemicals, cement, industrial flooring and electrical cables.

Headquartered at Mumbai, Positive Packaging has offices/associate companies in major cities of India, Accra (Ghana), Dubai (U.A.E.), Durban & Johannesburg (South Africa), Lagos (Nigeria), London (UK), Nairobi (Kenya) and representations in various other countries. The Group has in its fold the veritable who’s who of satisfied customers in over 50 countries and is the recipient of various national and international awards.

U K Jayaram, vice president operations, RenewSys, Bangalore speaks to City Express about the company and their products.

Why did the group think of entering the solar business?

We have entered the solar business one and a years back. Though it has been a tough market, we are optimistic because the future lies in renewable energy and solar is going to a play huge role.

 What are the main challenges in the industry?

The challenge is in the structure of duties. While fully made solar modules could be imported duty-free, the raw materials needed for making the modules in India suffer a heavy customs levy. We have given a petition and hopefully it will be considered.

Tell us about the range of products RenewSys has currently?

Leveraging decades of expertise in Polymers, the ‘CONSERV’ range of EVA Encapsulant and ‘PRESERV’ range of Backsheet developed by Renewsys offers unmatched consistency and long term field performance…….

Tell us about your company’s strength in Research and Development.

Committed to provide innovative & technology driven solutions, RenewSys has significantly invested in a R&D centre at its facility in Bangalore. This enables RenewSys to partner with its clients and create customised solutions, which largely benefit the mutual development of products.

What is the philosophy followed by the company?

RenewSys believes that the future of the world is the responsibility of every individual.

The effort towards environmental sustainability must start with a serious commitment to conserve, preserve and reserve energy.

The group believes in building an enduring relationship that rests on the solid foundation of mutual trust and understanding and to adhere to the highest standards of quality and excellence.

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