The late Kurian Abraham, set up a centrifuging plant with an early model of the De-Laval latex separator (L 779) imported from Denmark having a total output capacity of 2055 kgs. It was among the first plants set up for standardized latex concentrates in India that adhered to strict technical specifications. And, since then, Kurian Abraham Private Limited (KAPL) has only grown. Kurian Abraham Private Limited now boasts 30 state-of-the-art Alfa Laval centrifuging machines (LRB 610) with a capacity of 100 metric tones per day translating into 3000 tones per month, a formidable leap from its modest beginnings of a 200 tones per month capacity.
It has manufacturing facilities in Nagercoil in the Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu and in Idukki District in Kerala while its 50% joint venture with the Kottanad Plantation in Calicut handles all the latex processing for North Kerala. Another noteworthy achievement of KAPL has been its foray into the global market. The company's latex, sold under the KA Latex brand not only has a significant share in the Indian market but is also exported to countries across the world such as the US, Europe, South America, Turkey and Sri Lanka.
KAPL's double centrifuged latex and specialty latex grades meet the exacting requirements of the manufacturers of condoms, gloves, catheters, elastic threads, foams, balloons, toys, rubberized coir etc. In fact it is the first ever Indian latex processor to receive an ISO 9001:2000 accreditation as well as the ISO 14001: 2004 accreditation for environmentally friendly stringent manufacturing practices. Until now, the general impression was that it is was not possible to get ISO 14001 certification for rubber based industries as the processing of natural rubber latex is bound to generate large quantity of effluent. Nevertheless, KA-Latex's steely resolve and commitment for environmentally safe manufacturing practices and procedures has nullified this myth and proven that even in the rubber industry ISO: 14001 accreditation is very much feasible.
Needless to say KA Latex garners premium equity in the Indian and International rubber industry.
Our Research and Development department are staffed with qualified and experienced chemists and technicians who are constantly developing and modifying the products to compliment our customers' requirements. We also look at continual improvement through research and discussions with suppliers for product improvements.
We are committed to provide our customers with the best quality product at affordable cost. We strive to be the ultimate ONE STOP SHOP LATEX COMPANY. We develop a wide range of products suitable for all latex based industries.