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 have been 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











    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 fiber, pulping, bleaching and recycled fiber 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
    P.O. Yamuna Nagar-135 001
    Haryana, India

                                                                                                    Updated : August, 2014