MoU signed for new polymer research lab

A multi-functional centre with specialisation in product development in the polymer sector will soon come up in Bengaluru.

The centre is proposed to develop and conduct research in the areas of bio-polymers, bio-nano composites for packaging, bio-sensors for healthcare applications, natural fibre reinforced composites for automobile applications among others.

The Centre will come up under the aegis of the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET), under the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, at a cost of Rs 87 crore with 50 per cent cost sharing by the State government.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up the research facility christened Advanced Polymer Design and Development Research Laboratory cum High Learning Centre was signed between Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology (CIPET) and the State government in the presence of Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar and
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the sidelines of the on-going Invest Karnataka, 2016 held in Bengaluru.

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