Palembang Industrial Center Spur Rubber Production and Processed Coffee

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, December 03 2017 - 17:00 IWST

Kepala BIPA Quri Siti Mirah
Kepala BIPA Quri Siti Mirah

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The Center for Research and Industrial Standardization of Palembang (Barist and Industry Palembang / BIPA) as one of the Technical Service Units under the Industrial Research and Development Agency (BPPI) of the Ministry of Industry focuses on the development of rubber and processed rubber production technology.

The reason, South Sumatra region is the largest producer potential for the two commodities, rubber and coffee. "There have been many BIPA researches that have been applied by the industry," said Head of BIPA Quri Siti Mirah according to official statement received by INDUSTRY.co.id in Jakarta, Sunday (3/12/2017).

Quri mentioned, several research results from BIPA, including automotive rubber, rubberized asphalt, rubber for building materials, rubber for medical equipment, and tire retreading. The prototype of these products has product quality in accordance with SNI with competitive production cost.

"In addition, BIPA also helped to raise the image of South Sumatera coffee through the downstream program. Moreover, as the largest coffee producer in Indonesia, " she said. Other activities undertaken by BIPA are SNI coffee socialization.

According to Quri, with the increasing role of standardization in the industry, the higher demand for certification and testing services. "To answer the high demand, BIPA held a business gathering some time ago in order to promote BIPA technical services," she said.

From 37 years of establishment, services available at BIPA include product certification services, quality management system certification, testing and supervision services (various commodity, pollution, microbiology, and calibration laboratories), engineering or engineering services for industrial machinery and equipment, and services training. "The certification bodies and the BIPA Laboratories have all been accredited by the National Accreditation Committee (KAN)," Quri said.

In fact, BIPA has also entered into cooperation contracts with several companies, other R & D institutions, universities, and other regional governments. This synergy step is also in the framework of growth and development of small and medium industries (IKM) based on natural rubber and coffee and the implementation of R & D activities in the field of production process technology.

"For example, in cooperation with health equipment company, solid tire, crumb rubber, Sriwijaya University, Jambi Polytechnic, Trade Industry Service Office, Regency Plantation, Regency / .

Earlier, Head of BPPI Ngakan Timur Antara conveyed, the government continues to strive to encourage readiness in the application of technology in the industrial sector. "Supplementary efforts are needed to ensure that more people and companies have the means of accessing and using new technologies," he said.

Based on The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 released by World Economic Forum (WEF), the level of innovation in Indonesia is on the 31 st step. However, although the index of innovation is able to occupy a good position, technological readiness is still in the 80th of the 137 countries assessed.

Ngakan mentions, factors that affect the level of technological preparedness, including the availability of the latest technology, technology absorption in the company, and technology transfer from foreign direct investment of foreign investors.

The strategic steps that have been carried out by Ministry of Industry to support the preparedness of technology in the country, among them is to encourage the development of information communication technology by making electronics and telematics industry as the national flagship sector.

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