Prof. V. Kannan

Prof. V. Kannan has obtained his B.Sc.(Chemistry), M.Sc. (Applied Chemistry- Spec. in Polymer science & Technology) and M.S (Chemical- High Polymer Engineering) from IIT Madras, India (1982).

With a teaching experience of 40 years, Prof. V. Kannan superannuated from Reliance as a Consultant in the plastics Technical Training/Business development/ Market survey. He has been a head for the Petchem Academy, Vice President of Market Development for PP and technical service in PP, PE & PVC in Reliance Industries Ltd. (1996- 2019).

Prof. Kannan has developed around 40 e-learning courses and has organized several ILT programs both internal and external. In the sectors of Polymer, Polyester, Elastomer, Aromatics & Fiber intermediate products, he has handled areas of non-woven, geotextile, bulk packaging, rigid packaging, thermoforming, injection moulded products, hygiene products, PPR pipe, PE film, PVC pipe etc.

Area of Expertise:

1) Products Handled – PP, PE, PVC, TPU & Epoxy Resins

2) Areas Handled – Packaging, Pipes, Profiles, PVC compounding, Houseware & industrial products, Fiber & filament, Electrical, Coating & Testing etc.,

3) Machinery involved – Extrusion, Injection molding, Blow molding, Thermoforming, Coating etc.

Professional Affiliations

1) PlastIndia Foundation - Presently in Magazine publication committee

2) Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) - COE for Geotextile Govt. of India- Presently as a Member of Advisory Committee

3) Indian Technical Textile Association, Mumbai - Past Finance Director

4) SASMIRA COE of Agro textile, & BTRA COE for Geotextile Govt. of India - Member of Advisory Committee

5) Ministry of Textile - Member of National Textile Fiber policy committee (2010)

6) Indian Plastics Institute (IPI) Chennai - Past Vice Chairman, Chennai

7) FICCI on Technical Textile - Member of National Task force (2008 -09)

8) Bureau of Indian Standards - Committee member in TX 35 (2010 &11)


1) Visionary award Finalist 2008 by INDA- USA for Nonwoven

2) Energy Conservation award from Ministry of Petroleum Govt of India in 2004- In PVC

3) Meritorious Service Award from IPI. (Indian Plastics Institute)

4) Fellow of IPI