Avantha Centre for Industrial Research & Development


ACIRD was set up in Patiala in 1983 by the Avantha (Formerly Thapar) Group of Industries with a view to:


  • Accelerate research, design and development activities and,
  • Provide science and technology base in emerging areas.

    Since 2002, ACIRD has reoriented its research in pulp, paper and allied fields. In 2009, research activities of ACIRD were shifted from Patiala (Punjab) to Yamuna Nagar (Haryana) to have the proximity of a pulp and paper mill of Ballarpur Industries Limited.






    Registered Office

    Thapar Technology Campus,

    Bhadson Road,

    Patiala - 147 004,

    Punjab, India




















    NABL Accreditation



    Certificate No. : T-3078, T-3079


    Thrust Areas of Research


    The activities are focused on environment friendly processes and products, process improvement/ development, product improvement/ development and pollution abatement & resource conservation. The thrust areas are:


  • Virgin fibre, pulping, bleaching and recycled fibre processing
  • Wet-end chemistry and papermaking
  • Coating, surface treatment and printing
  • Environment and resource management
  • New chemical and material
  • Biotechnology application


    Testing & Analytical Services


    Working Laboratory

    Paper Mill Campus
    Yamuna Nagar - 135 001,
    Haryana, India

    Phone: +91-1732-292712/ 704



                                                                                      Collaborator for Testing & Analysis: Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Laboratories (Recognised by Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoE&F) and Punjab Pollution Control Board),