Ratingen, Germany – Rubber and polymer industry journalist and publisher Dr Heinz Bijoy Prosad Gupta has passed away at the age of 88.
Born in Calcutta, India, in 1932, he was the founder of Dr. Gupta Verlag (today Dr. Gupta Verlags GmbH) publishing house, and for many years served as editor-in-chief of polymer magazine GAK Gummi Fasern Kunststoffe.
He was also the publisher of various national and international specialist journals within the rubber, polyurethane and TPE industries until 2019, the publisher said 9 Oct.
Gupta studied chemistry at the University of Bonn, Germany, where he also received his doctorate.
After graduating, he worked for Kabelwerke Duisburg and Paguag (Pahlsche Gummi- und Asbest-Gesellschaft) in Düsseldorf.
From 1970 he was consultant to various manufacturers of tires, moulded articles and sponge rubber products.
In 1972, he assumed additional responsibilities as editor-in-chief of GAK (Gummi-Asbest-Kunststoffe), which was being published by Gentner Verlag. He founded Dr. Gupta Verlag in 1993 and to continue to run GAK himself.