Director's Message


Our journey started in 1983 with the active support of the Avantha Group continues with full vigor and enthusiasm. While maintaining initial direction on generic research, a new dimension on finding solution to the industrial problem has been added. The emphasis has been on faster delivery of output so as to be the real partner of the industry in its progress.

Our current focus of research is in the area of pulp, paper and allied industries, chemical and environment. We have moved from mainly single customer to multi customers based research organization. Though the major support up till now comes from the promoting organization, we have been able to reach out to other pulp and paper mills in India and other industries as well. In the recent years, we have completed two projects of national importance sponsored by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India on ‘Utilization of banana stem for papermaking’ and ‘Synthesis of calcium sulphate pigment from industrial waste and its utilization in paper industry’. Recently, we have been awarded another project on ‘Green approach for synthesis of optical brightening agent and its activation for better performance for industrial application’ by DST. We are pursuing on four cess funded projects awarded by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India in the area of pulp and paper. We have also been providing technical services to many overseas organisations like Cargill Inc., USA; Dupont, USA; Imerys Minerals, UK; AB Enzymes, Germany etc. The excellence in infrastructure and expertise in the area of our research has been well recognized.  


The Centre has followed a quality management system complying with the requirements of ISO 17025:2005 and is a NABL accredited laboratory in chemical and mechanical disciplines. The Centre also has occupational health & safety management system in practice and is OHSAS 18001:2007 certified.



(R. Varadhan)