During assessment in Cable Manufacturing Industry it was found that extruder machines were kept on continuously during work hours due to lack of auto cut-off and no proper temperature controlling takes place, moreover there is no insulation in the extruder machine which causes significant heat losses.
During assessment in Bakelite cluster it was found that heaters of hand-pressing machines were kept turned on continuously during work hours as auto cut-off was not being used and no proper temperature controlling took place.
METABUILD team represented by Mr. Stefan Melnitzky (AREC), Mr. Mihir Sharma (STENUM) and Technical consultants (Mr. Nasif & Mr. Shuvo) could meet with supplier for electrical switches (Farhan Electric & Boiler).
Article on METABUILD activities in Sri Lanka published in newsletter of our Sri Lankan partner 'National Cleaner Production Centre of Sri Lanka' under the title 'NCPCSL supporting 80 SMEs through METABUILD project'.
The objectives of the fifth project meeting were to review the results/achievements of year 2, prepare the second year report and work out the detailed action plan for year 3 (Mar-18 to Feb-19). Based on the showcases prepared in year 1 from the pioneer companies, several companies were mobilized to join the project.
In order to establish contact and motivate new companies to join METABUILD project, a small business forum held on “Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) & its benefits for metal industries” at Bangabandhu Conference Hall, Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI) , WTC Building, 102-103, Agrabad C/A, Chittagong, Bangladesh. The objective of the forum was to explore the overview of METABUILD project and opportunities for metal industries. Resource Efficient Cleaner Production (RECP) & its benefits for metal industries were also explained.
Article on METABUILD success stories is published in newsletter of our Sri Lankan partner 'National Cleaner Production Center, Sri Lanka' under the title 'METABUILD' & 'Success Stories of Metabuild.
Article on METABUILD activities in Sri Lanka is published in the monthly news bulletin of 'Chamber of Construction Industry, Sri Lanka' with the title 'Resource Efficient supply chain for metal products in building sector in South Asia (METABUILD)'
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The METABUILD team has recently published the policy brief "Promoting resource efficient cleaner production (RECP) in metal SMEs in the building and construction sector in Sri Lanka". The brief explores the current status of RECP policy and regulation in Sri Lanka and provides recommendations for strengthening RECP among metal SMEs in Sri Lanka's building and construction sector.