Bangaluru is emerging as a hub in engineering design, R&D and product development for a number of global players from various segments including automotive,
telecom, infrastructure, wind energy, etc. During the last few years sprawling industrial activity have been witnessed in and around Bengaluru mainly due to
good eco-system, enriched talent pool and growing number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). This in turn necessitated the need to set-up polymer
research laboratory with modern equipment at the hub to support the Researchers, Academia, Industries to conduct application oriented research in the niche
areas of Advanced Polymer Design & Development. The newly developed laboratory, APDDRL, can join hands with its trademark as R&D wing of CIPET to cater various
research needs of industries and would provide great opportunity of using the facilities by the host laboratories, industries and academia.
The major objectives of the APDDRL are to carryout Research & Development activities in the area of polymer testing and evaluation, product evaluation & commercialization along with facilitating research scholars and Scientists to pursue Research programs. The R&D Centre shall be multifunctional "One-stop" facility consisting of full-fledged materials characterization facility with broad specialization in product development and simulation. The centre shall coordinate and provide centralized support and service to various academia and industries for their research requirements.