India’s Kapoor Glass and Borosil Renewables secured awards from the All Indian Glass Manufacturers Federation (AIGMF) for their work in progressing the glass industry.

Mr. Udit Kapoor, Director, Kapoor Glass India, was awarded the CK Somany Award for Innovation and Technology, while The ‘Balkrishna Gupta Award for Exports’ was given to Borosil Renewables.

Dr. K. Annapurna, Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-CGCRI, and AIGMF jury member said: "I heartfully congratulate Mr. Udit Kapoor of Kapoor Glass India to receive the prestigious CK Somany award for Innovation and technology for developing indigenously a hot-end camera system along with operating software to achieve online automation control over key production parameters to end up with quality production of glass vials of international standards.

"This is certainly towards attaining a country’s self-reliance in such a critical technology.”

Mr. Udit Kapoor represents the third generation at Kapoor Glass. He completed his Electromechanical Engineering from The University of Southampton in 2004 and has been involved in the family business.

His primary focus is to innovate and build equipment and systems to improve product quality and efficiency to meet the growing International requirements and meet customer expectations in terms of quality at affordable costs.

Kapoor Glass manufacturers and exports glass ampoules, tubular vials, insulin and dental cartridges, perfume samplers, and laboratory test tubes.

With a manufacturing base in India, it serves 29 countries including highly regulated markets in the Americas, Europe, and Japan.

Borosil Renewables is India’s only solar glass manufacturer. It makes Antimony-free solar glass and fully tempered 2mm solar glass.

The company is adding another 2.5 GW equivalent and be a 5.0 GW equivalent solar glass manufacturer by July 2022 and will add a further 2.5 GW equivalent for commissioning in April 2023 to take it to 7.5 GW.

It is targeting to raise exports once the additional production is available from July 2022.