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Sunrich Integrated Sdn. Bhd. Industrial Collaboration Delegation Visit to USM ENGINEERING CAMPUS

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10 Jan 2020. Delegates from Sunrich Integrated Sdn. Bhd. lead by Prof. Azemi bin Samsuri had an insightful visit to MTDC CNTs Laboratory at School of Chemical Engineering, USM. MTDC lab which is under the supervision of Dato' Abdul Rahman Mohamed is currently operated for large scale production of carbon nanotubes (CNT).

The core business of Sunrich Integrated Sdn. Bhd. is in the manufacturing of tyres. Several R&D projects associated with the improvement of the performance of tyre and recycling of scrap tyre are undergoing. The purpose of the visit was to exchange ideas and discuss potential collaborations on several research topics with USM researchers. Among the discussed projects were recycling the scrap tyre and use of CNT for development of low rolling resistance tyre.

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Rolling resistance is an essential feature of the so-called "Green Tyre". Green Tyre is eco-friendly to the environment because it emits less smoke as a consequence of the low fuel consumption attributed to its low rolling resistance.

At the end of the visit, both parties were keen to expand corporations and work on the potential research topics that would be beneficial for academic and industrial partners. The delegation also has been briefed on the services offered by the SERC USM.

Also present in the meeting were Professor Dr. Mohd Azmier Ahmad (Deputy Dean, School of Chemical Engineering), Associate Professor Dr. Ridzuan Zakaria (School of Chemical Engineering) and Dr. Irvan Dahlan (School of Chemical Engineering).

Text and Photo by : Professor Dr. Mohd Azmier Ahmad