Sushila Goenka Research and Development Centre inaugurated
Kolkata: Sanjiv Goenka, chairman of Phillips Carbon Black Limited, unveiled the company's state of the art Sushila Goenka Research and Development Centre located at Paleji Gujarat on Thursday.
After digitally unveiling the Research and Development Centre, Goenka told the media that research and innovation are amongst the most crucial factors in strengthening a carbon black manufacturer's technical and qualitative superiority.
"Our research and innovation are more than just a business strategy, it defines our DNA and highlights our roadmap for future growth," he said.
The new Sushila Goenka Research and Development Centre includes several laboratories like carbon and Carbon nano structure laboratory, carbon functionalization laboratory, carbon feedstock research laboratory among others.
The new centre will serve as a seeding ground for new products and process development, as well as for partnering with customers and vendors for customizing products and processes.
The new research and development centre with 27,000 built up area has come up on a sprawling land area covering 8 lakh square feet. The initial investment amounts to Rs 20 crore.
The research centre focuses on the development of new carbon black grades, primarily in specialty business including ink, coatings and plastics, masterbatch segments as well as customized rubber grade products through developing all new carbon black grades and improving the performance of existing grades.
Other focus areas include modifications and improvement in process design and carbon black feedback research among others.
With a legacy of nearly 60 years, Philips Carbon Black Limited is the largest carbon black producer in India and the 7th largest in the world with its products being used in more than thirty countries.