Royal DSM N.V., the global life sciences and materials sciences company, headquartered in the Netherlands, inaugurated its research and technology center for engineering plastics in Pune, 90 miles east of Mumbai in India.
“The launch of this new research center is in line with DSM’s strategy to support and grow its business, not only with customers in India, but globally,” said Roeland Polet, president DSM Engineering Plastics. “The capabilities now available to our customers in this facility enable us to reduce further the time to market for DSM innovations.”
In the new center, DSM will work closely with customers in supporting new product development using a wide variety of equipment for material and application testing, including injection molding, polymer characterization, physical property testing, and thermal analysis. The center is capable of providing test data for DSM’s wide portfolio of engineering plastics. Additional services include a laboratory scale twin screw extruder for new product development and trial runs. The facility has further scope to grow and add new testing equipment and capabilities as required, reports Polymerupdate.
“I am proud of this milestone. The new center is a great asset to research and development which will aid us in supporting the needs of our customers in Pune and globally” said Sanjay Jain, Business Director DSM Engineering Plastics India. “This is our company’s next phase in India, moving from Make in India to Develop in India. Starting with 5,000 sq. ft., we have the capacity to expand to 20,000 sq. ft.”