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The forecast of the management lead the society to set up a Centrifugal Latex Factory in 1975 with the assistance of Rubber Board , N.C.D.C., and State Government. It is the first and premier centrifugal latex factory in co - operative sector in India. Right from the beginning Meenachil captured the cenex market by its quality. As a result of the consistency in quality, Meenachil get 50 paise per litre as premium.
The management of the Centrifugal Latex Factory is vested with a Management Committee with the following Directors as its members :
Adv. Joy Nadukkara
President
Mr. Steephen Thadavanal
Vice President
Adv. Joy Abraham
Director
Mr. Joy Joseph
Director
Adv. Joy Nadukkara
Director
Mr. Thomas J. Porunnoli
Director
Mr. C. C Michael
Director
Smt. Selly George
Director
The operation, control and the management of the factory are the responsibilities of the Factory Management Committee. There is a full time Factory Manager, who is the Chief Executive officer of the factory.
Capacity
The capacity of the unit is 16 MT DRC/day. Now with the aid of NCDC & Rubber Board, 2 more Alpha Laval LRH 610 machines are added to its production line.
Machinery
6 Nos. Alpha Laval Latex separators (LRH.410 - 2 Nos, LRB. 510 - 1 No, LRH. 610 - 3 No) are installed in the plant. The details of machinery installed with capacity and name of manufacturer are given in Annexure 1.
Raw Material
Raw Materials are collected through Rubber Producing Society's & Meenachil's own collection centers. At present Meenachil have a net work of more than 100 centers to collect raw latex . Presently Meenachil require above 240 barrels of procured field latex/day for the smooth running.
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The Centrifugal Latex Factory has a well equipped laboratory with complete testing facilities to test all the parameters of 60% latex. The tests include all the parameters specified by the Bureau of Indian Standards viz.Dry rubber content, Total solid content, VFA number, Mechanical stability, Alkalinity, KOH number, Sludge content, Coagulam content, Copper content & Manure content. In addition to it we are testing viscosity & magnesium content. The latest model equipments are used for testing. Details of testing equipments are attached in Annexure -II.
Quality
Strictly adhere the specification of Bureau of Indian Standards (IS 5430 - 1981).
Technical Staff
Qualified persons are placed in the procurement, quality control, and maintenance section. The factory have its own accounts department to take care of the financial matters. The details of technical staff with their qualification is given in Annexure III.
Pollution Control
Meenachil has constructed an effective Pollution Control system to treat the effluent water. Secured 2nd place among medium scale industry in making substantial and sustained effort in Pollution Control in 1998 and secured certificate of merit from Kerala State Pollution Control Board.
ISO Certification
Meenachil TSBR Factory is the third one among the ISNR processors and second one in the co-operative sector having ISO 9001:2000 certification. The certification is issued by T U V and is valid until May 2005. Our name itself resembles our quality policy. With all these, Meenachil is ready to meet the global challenge.