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CIPET has an outstanding environment to encourage research activities. These centers provide aspiring researchers a perfect ambience to pursue their goals efficiently. CIPET has established 03 research centers which are on par with international standards; thus enabling frontline researchers to execute their research goals in-line with the needs of the regions of the country. CIPET is recognized by Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, and various other governmental institutions for successful accomplishment of numerous R & D projects in various streams of Plastics Engineering & Technology. One of the major strengths of CIPET is its ability in building and nurturing sophisticated research facilities in-house and working towards the mission of being a Global R & D hub in India as well as in abroad. In this direction the institution has established exclusive Schools for Advanced Research in Petrochemicals (SARP) at Chennai (CIPET : School for Advanced Research in Petrochemicals (SARP) - ARSTPS), Bhubaneswar (CIPET : School for Advanced Research in Petrochemicals (SARP) - LARPM) and Bengaluru (CIPET : School for Advanced Research in Petrochemicals (SARP) - APDDRL); these advanced research laboratories focus on developing working prototypes and find solutions to engineering problems thereby improving the quality of human life.


Located in Chennai, the centre focuses on innovative Product Design for Automobile, Aerospace, Medical and Packaging Industries, Product-Conceptualization, Tool Design Conceptualization, E - Manufacturing of Prototypes, Rapid Prototyping for Lead Time Reduction, Reverse Engineering for Metal Substitution with Aesthetic and Ergonomic Approach.


Located in Bhubaneshwar, the center focuses on Bio polymers, E Waste Recycling, Polymer Composites, Nano composites, Characterization of Blends, Alloys, Solar Cells, Bio-sensors, Medical Diagnostic Tools and Energy Generation as well as Storage Devices.


Driven by the outstanding entrepreneurial eco-system, enriched talent pool and a number of original equipment manufacturers, Bangalore city is emerging as one of the major hubs for engineering design, R&D and product development for numerous global and domestic players belonging to various segments. This has necessitated the need for developing an up-scaled polymer research laboratory with updated modern instruments and technology to cater to the various needs of the industry, academia and researchers. Hence, this hub at Bangalore is currently being set-up for conducting application-oriented research in niche areas of Advanced Polymer Design & Development.

The major objectives of these R & D hubs are to effectively carry out research as well as development activities in the areas of polymer devices, technology, testing , product evaluation & commercialization, coupled with facilitating research scholars and scientists in pursuing independent research programs.

The School for Advanced Research in Petrochemicals (SARP) Centre works as multifunctional "one-stop" facility which consists of full-fledged material characterization with broad specialization in product development and simulation as per the national goals of 'Make in India'.


To promote international exchange of research ideas a Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) has been signed by CIPET with the following renowned universities / institutions for collaborative research products; faculty / students exchange programs and formulation of standards and specifications.

  • UNESP, Brazil
  • Shanghai University, China
  • Hannam University, South Korea
  • Kyung Hee University, South Korea
  • The Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres, Lodz, Poland
  • The CIATEQ, A.C. Advanced Technology Center
  • University of Toronto (UoT), Canada
  • Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, USA
  • Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA
  • University of Massachusetts (UMass), Lowell, USA
  • ASTM International, Philadelphia, USA
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  • University of Guelph, Canada
  • European bio-plastics and international Biodegradable products Institute, Europe
  • European Higher Institute for the Enterprise and its Techniques (ISEETECH), Metz-France
  • University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina

These collaborative efforts has resulted in a number of research works carried out at the School for Advanced Research in Petrochemicals (SARP) which has significantly helped the plastic industries in India & overseas through the:

  • Usage of new generation polymeric materials
  • Introduction of new plastic products in every key sectors of the Indian Economy

CIPET will continue focusing and developing more new materials as well as products, developing cost-effective import substitution and developing high-quality intellectual property of international repute; which will definitely benefit the plastic industries and the allied industries.

CIPET has thus evolved as one of the highly regarded research and development organization with well-established fame through its accomplishment as well as path breaking innovations in the field of plastics,. The organization provides its expertise continuously in solving major issues faced by the Government as well as Industry within the country and across the globe. In this regard, CIPET has made a permanent mark in the plastic industry across the globe.

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