Good Housekeeping in Latex Industries


  • Manirou Zakaouanou Final year student in chemical engineering department, L.D Engineering College, Ahmedabad-380015
  • Prof. Rupand N. Desai Associate professor in Chemical Engineering Department ,L.D Engineering College, Ahmedabad-380015


Cleaner production, wastewater, pollution, cost saving,productivity


The production of rubber and rubber products is a large and diverse industry. Health hazards in synthetic rubber
production are primary related to exposure to monomers. An excess incidence of leukemia has been observed in
styrene/butadiene rubber production, attributed to exposure to 1,3-butadiene. Excesses of cancer and respiratory disease
have been reported, although specific causative agents are rarely identified. Exposures have varied greatly over the years,
based on changes in materials used, work practices, and ventilation. Good Housekeeping practices could provide a real
economic asset and advantage for companies. For instance, minimizing the use of raw materials, energy, and water, as well
as waste and waste water, leads to cost reduction. Furthermore, by adopting Good Houseke eping practices, enterprises
could reduce the level of environmental impact created by the company. A Companycould improve its image – and that of its
products – vis-à-vis customers, suppliers, neighbors, and regulatory authorities. In this research, much could be
accomplished at a low cost, or even through cost savings, and in ways that are easy for SMEs to implement. The
implementation of Good Housekeeping measures requires internal communication, motivating employees, and setting clear
responsibilities. These aspects must be addressed as part of the implementation process, which could lead to organizational
benefits that help a company to improve its performance in the longer run.



How to Cite

Manirou Zakaouanou, & Prof. Rupand N. Desai. (2015). Good Housekeeping in Latex Industries. International Journal of Advance Engineering and Research Development (IJAERD), 2(5), 1271–1276. Retrieved from