Milestones

Take a look at some of the key achievements by our research and technology teams over the years.

2016-2017

  • Protek Duralife with warranty of 15 years: A first in the category of exterior wall finishes.
  • Asian Paints enters into adhesives with its super adhesive, TruGrip Ultra.

2015-2016

  • Launched ‘Genie’, an innovative water-based french polish.
  • ‘Great Leveller’was launched as a smooth undercoat against traditional plaster.
  • Launched ‘Apex Floor Guard’for pavements.

2014-2015

  • Created the Technology Council with esteemed members to drive strategic innovation.
  • Asian Paints forayed into the Wallpaper category with ‘Nilaya’.
  • SmartCare Waterproofing extended its product range to include tile care.
  • Royale Matt was introduced in the premium interior segment.

2013-2014

  • Achieved an all-time high of 16 new products, the key one being ‘UltimaProtek’.
  • Launched 'Marvelloplast', an innovative wall leveller against the traditional gypsum plaster and wall putty.
  • Launched Apcolite Advanced – an interior mid-segment emulsion paint with excellent stain cleaning abilities and burnish resistance.
  • Launched high performance anticorrosive primers for window grills and shutters.
  • Launched products in the waterproofing segment.
  • Commenced work on new technology domains of micro-encapsulation and nano-processing

2012-2013

  • Adopted Green Seal’s GS-11 standard for environment compliance for premium interior and exterior coatings.
  • Royale Aspirawas launched in the high end interior space with low VOC and low odour.
  • The research divisionwas conferred with the Roon Award, the highest in technical achievement representing original scientific and innovative research.

2011-2012

  • Focused on developing environmentally compliant technology such as Waterborne Acrylic Emulsion, Waterborne Alkyds, High Solids Coatings, and Low VOC Solvent-Borne Coatings.

2010-2011

  • Exploited new emulsion platforms to allow development of eco-friendly binders.

2009-2010

  • Integrated overseas technical groups with added focus on leveraging organisation capabilities.
  • Lead and heavy metals removed from products sold overseas.
  • The research division was recognised with the Gordon Award for their work on Self-Cleaning Paints.

2008-2009

  • Technology function productivity was mapped and improved by redirecting resources towards core R&T activities.
  • Lead and other heavy metals were removed from decorative paints.
  • Developed low volatile organic compounds (VOC) water-based and solvent-based products in decorative and industrial sectors.
  • Set up a state-of-the-art R&T centre in Turbhe, Navi Mumbai and moved all technology personnel there

2006-2007

  • Created an integrated technology strategy and mapped the right organisation structure to meet marketplace challenges.

2005-2006

  • Reengineered formulations to reduce cost and upgraded key products and manufacturing processes to meet environmental and safety concerns.
  • A loan of INR 100 million was granted to Technical Instruments Manufacturers (India) Ltd. set up a dedicated R&T facility.

2004-2005

  • Developed new exterior finishes, economy emulsions, distempers, and wood finishes.

2003-2004

  • Apcolite Premium Satin Enamel and Apex Textured Exterior Emulsion was launched.
  • Technology integrated with the international business units of Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and Oman.

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