Dr. Ravindra Kulkarni has been elected for the distinction of “Fellow of National Academy of Engineers”, USA.

We are very happy to announce and congratulate Dr. Ravindra D. Kulkarni for his inclusion into the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE). This honour is amongst the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Membership to the NAE honours those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education and to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology and making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering.

Dr. Kulkarni is being recognized for innovation centric business and technology development and leadership across many disciplines. While the first half of his career was of evolving into a successful scientist with numerous patents and recognitions in diverse fields such as silicones, solid state chemistry and surface science developments in computer hardware, he shifted his focus in the next part of his career to becoming an entrepreneur and industrialist.



Elkay Chemicals distributed tablet computers to needy students of Chandrakant Darode School, Pune

ELKAY Chemicals Pvt. Ltd, Pune distributed 50 tablet computers to the Chandrakant Darode School, Shivaji Nagar, Pune as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities in coordination with the Rotary Club of Pune (Kothrud).

The school management thanked and appreciated Elkay’s philosophy of caring & empowering needy students. The event was attended by Mr. Jaideep Sharma & Mr. Pramod Barange from ELKAY and President S. Chitale & General Secretary Gayatri on behalf of Rotary Club.

These tablet computers come pre-installed with the school syllabus from 1st to 10th standard and some additional visual and 3D demonstrations. This will enable students  to study and complete their course work remotely.


Guhagar Beach Cleaning Campaign: Maharashtra

 “Swatcha Bharat Abhiyan “                                                                                               

“Guhagar” Beach Cleaning Campaign: Maharashtra

Elkay chemicals P. Ltd., Lote, Dist. Ratnagiri, MH -hosted & participated in beach cleaning campaign. It was organized by Ghuhagar Panchayat Samiti, Dist. Ratnagiri

On the occasion of ‘Anant Chaturdashi’, 21, Sep. 2021, after Ganesh Visargen, 65 volunteers participated in this beach cleaning campaign including Elkay team, Guhagar Panchayat Samiti staff, women self-help group etc. They cleaned stretch of 2 km beach of all plastic, flowers etc.

Thank you all volunteers for your participation in this important social activity and Swatcha Bharat Abhigyan !


Elkay supported to flood victims of Chiplun

Konkan region of Maharashtra got heavy rains resulting in flood situation in Chiplun and nearby towns /  villages on 22 July 2021. Thousands of people in Chiplun got affected as their homes, shops, vehicles got    under 10 to 15 feet of water for nearly 2-3 days ! For the flood victims of Chiplun; Elkay  joined hands with Rotary club of Kothrud, Pune to support flood victims whose homes were under water.

Through our CSR funding and Support activity we have arranged and supplied 500 no. of dry grocery / food kits & 2400 no. of water bottles to Chiplun residents. Rotary club of Lote helped us in this activity by distributing food kits and water to needy people!




Elkay Chemicals, donated PPE kits to Sassoon General Hospital, Pune

ELKAY chemicals, Pune completed project of donation of 1200 PPE kits to Sassoon general hospital, Pune. Rotary club of Pune, Kothrud handled this project by CSR funds, arranging PPE kits from Nasik, together with Dean of Sassoon hospital, handled logistics to delivered it to Sassoon hospital in these difficult Covid-19 times.

Thank you ; CSR team of Elkay chemicals and RCPK project manager, Gayatri .

Elkay Silicones has won FICCI National award for “Petrochemical Manufacturing process innovation of the year 2021”

Elkay Silicones has won FICCI ( Federation of Indian Chambers of commerce and Industry) National award for “Petrochemical Manufacturing process innovation of the year 2021”. On 17th March  2021, award received by Dhananjay Lokapur and Pramod Barange, of Elkay from Hon’ble Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya.

This award recognizes Elkay’s efforts to evolve import substitute for petroleum chemical products processing which was  100 % imported earlier. Elkay setup first ever hydrosylalation plant in India  and as of now, Elkay has displaced German product and have taken 60% of Indian market share. It will  truly helped India towards the step of “Atmanirbhar Bharat’

“Indian National Academy of Engineers”( INAE ) is honoring and conferring Fellowship to Dr. Ravi Kulkarni

Happy to inform that “Indian National Academy of Engineers”( INAE ) is honouring and conferring Fellowship to Dr. Ravi Kulkarni on 2, Nov., 2020 for his outstanding and original engineering contributions towards advancements in India.
INAE is a peer body of distinguished engineers and technologists, who are involved in the application of technologies for issues of national and global importance. INAE is also member of international council of Academics of Engineering and technology. As of now there are 940 INAE fellows (84 foreign fellows) honoured. This fellowship is conferred strictly by invitation and recommendations.


Global trends in the silicone industry by Dr. Ravi Kulkarni (Managing Director, Elkay Chemicals)

Silicone industry was born towards the end of WW II as a material used to create high performance grease for lubricating crucial  military hardware. Since then, the industry has expanded multifold into both common and high-end performance applications. These were to be the first commonly available non-carbon polymers and had several unique attributes as a material. Over 7000 products have evolved since then as high performance additives in diversified industry segments such as textile finishing agents, petroleum refinery additives, agricultural adjuvants, construction chemicals and sealants, paints and coatings, rubbers, plastic and rubber release agents, medicament, pharmaceutical intermediates, personal care hair and skin case additives, high performance foam stabilizers and destabilizers.

                                         Click on link to read more ………   Redefining opportunity for the silicone industry-COVID 19

Reference : Article published in Chemical today magazine – June 2020.

Tree plantation program at Elkay chemicals- lote

Tree Plantation program done at Elkay Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Lote plant location on 17 July 2020. This plantation done along with the association of Rotary Club, Kothrud, Pune. With all safety precautions more than 100 no. of plant rooted in a single day by the Elkay employees.

Event was initiated by Dr. Ravi & Alka Kulkarni from Elkay  &  event was made successful  with the help of Dr. Raghunathrao Dhole (Devrae Foundation), Mr. Prashant Sidhh (President Rotary Club Pune, Kothrud), Mr. Manish Didmishe (Secretary) & Mrs. Gayatri Ladkat (Service project director).


Safety precaution against COVID-19.

During this pandemic, Elkay is taking every possible safety precaution for our employees,

suppliers and vendors to make a difference against COVID-19.