Rubber and polymer industry journalist and publisher Heinz Bijoy Prosad Gupta has died at the age of 88.
Born in Kolkata, India, in 1932, he was the founder of Dr. Gupta Verlag (today Dr. Gupta Verlags GmbH) publishing group, 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 thermoplastic elastomer industries until 2019.
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, Germany.
In 1970 he began work as a consultant to various manufacturers of tires, molded 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.