Vision

We want to be an innovative, agile, and responsive world class research and technology organisation that’s aligned to future customer needs and catalyses the growth of the company across existing and future businesses.

Technology Forums

Techcouncil is aplatform that comprises imminent accomplished scientists and other senior members of the leadership
that drive innovation strategy for research and development.

This is an annual gathering of technology-oriented people across hierarchies, all under one roof. The forum provides an
opportunity for young scientists to present their accomplishments, besides listening to external guest speakers in the
areas of core science, innovation, and product commercialization.

Techcon is an annual gathering of technology-oriented across the company’s international locations. The forum is where
key information on regional new product developments, raw material trends and integrating technologies, is shared.

Techsurge is an internal newsletter wholly generated by and for our technology division. The platform provides opportunities
to young scientists to hone their writing skills in areas pertaining to paints and coatings which are futuristic and have the potential
to become commercial avenues in the near future.

Members of the Technology Council

Prof. Jamil Baghdachi

Jamil Baghdachi is a Professor of Polymers and Coatings and the Director of the Coatings Research Institute at the Eastern Michigan University, USA. He joined the Coatings Research Institute in 1997, after spending 20 years at various technical and managerial capacities at BASF Corporation, DuPont, and ARCO Chemical Company. He received BS and MS degrees from the University of Tennessee and a Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi in 1982 and has conducted postdoctoral work at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Baghdachi has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of polymers, coatings, adhesives, paints and composites, and holds 48 patents. He also has contributed to more than 122 publications. He is the author/editor of 5 technical books in related areas including seven book chapters and conference proceedings. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society.

He has received several awards such as the Industry Excellence Award from the American Coating Association, Distinguished Research Award, Roon Foundation Award, and the Best Teaching Excellence Award amongst others. He has been the organizer and general chair of the Smart Coating Conference since 2007.

Dr. Sivaram

Dr.Sivaram is presently a CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow and J.C. Bose National Fellow at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, India. Prior to this, he served as the eighth Director of NCL (2002-10). An alumnus of Madras Christian College (B.Sc, 1965) and IIT-Kanpur (M.Sc., 1967), he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, USA in 1971, where he was working with Nobel Laureate Professor H.C. Brown. After a brief stay as a Research Associate (mentor: Professor J.P.Kennedy) at the Institute of Polymer Science, University of Akron, USA, he joined the Research Centre of Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd., at Vadodara in 1973. In 1988, he joined NCL as Head of the Polymer Chemistry Division.

He has mentored the Ph.D. thesis of 36 students and published over 210 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. He is cited as an inventor in 49 granted European and US patents as well as 52 Indian patents. Dr Sivaram has received many awards and serves on the editorial board of several national and international journals in chemistry and polymer science.

Dr. Pushpito K. Ghosh

Dr.Pushpito K. Ghosh worked as Director of the Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, a national laboratory under CSIR, New Delhi from March 1999 till May 2014. He is an alumnus of St. Stephen's College – Delhi University (B.Sc Chemistry -1974), and IIT-Kanpur (M.Sc in 1976), and completed his Ph.D. from Princeton University, USA in 1980. He was working in the area of photo-electrochemistry under Professor Tom Spiro. During 1980-1984 he carried out postdoctoral research in the laboratories of Dr. Norman Sutin at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Dr. Allen J. Bard at University of Texas at Austin.

He worked in ICI from 1985-1998, which includes a stint as Manager of Strategic Research in ICI Specialties, UK, and as Head of the Alchemie Research Centre at Mumbai. Dr. Ghosh has 40 granted US /EP patents to his credit and several Indian patents. He has received several national and international awards.

Dr. Mishra

Dr Mishra is a strategic global technology leader with more than 30 years of experience in the field of sealants, construction chemicals, adhesives, and waterproofing materials. He has worked formerly as Vice President – Technology of Tremco International (RPM group), head of R&D and Technical Services – Sika India, and R&D manager of Monsanto, USA. Currently, Dr Mishra is running his own consultancy company called ‘Mishra Consulting’ in Cleveland, USA.

Dr Mishra did his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Le High University, USA, in 1977. This was followed by post-doctoral studies at the Emulsion Polymer Institute from the same university. Dr. Mishra has published several articles and granted two patents inthe area of sealants

Green Initiatives

As a company, we're constantly looking to re-invent our offerings, stay ahead of the curve, and offer well-researched dècor solutions to our customers. The key focus at our R&T department is studying the hazards of volatile aromatic compounds, their contribution towards air and water pollution, and looking for eco-friendly, sustainable solutions. So far, our team has been successful in implementing a number of energy saving processes.

 

  • Cycle time reduction
  • Reusing wash water
  • Sustainable product solutions for interior and exterior applications with restricted amounts of VOCs
  • Creation of energy saving, heat-management coatings
  • Successful removal of lead and heavy toxic materials from decorative products
  • Formulation of Green Assure labelled products without toxic substances like CMR, HAPs, heavy metals, APEO, HAPs, VACs, Formaldehyde, phthalates etc.
  • Royale Aspira, a premium interior product, was certified with the Green Seal, USA for its compliance to GS 11 standards of paints.
  • As we go forward, we will continue to develop sustainable products in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, increase product service life and improve the hygiene standards for our products.

OHSAS Policy

  • We shall perform our work activities in a safe manner with an objective of zero incidents.
  • We shall evaluate every new work activity for its hazards, shall subject it to occupational risk assessment, and identify the risk levels.
  • We shall provide infrastructure and environment in the laboratory that’s conducive for development of work in a safe manner, free of health risk and arrangements that are adequate for every employee's welfare at work.
  • We understand the importance of health and safety for each employee including contract employees and visitors and we shall take it as one of the important priorities and implement measures to ensure zero injury incidents.
  • We shall ensure that the applicable legal and statutory requirements from external agencies and other requirements are studied, understood and communicated to employees for implementation and compliance.
  • We shall review and implement work practices that will accomplish continual improvement on safety and occupational health.
  • We shall ensure that every employee of the technology division will be trained to comprehend safety policies and OH&S obligations. We will also keep ourselves updated on any changes on Occupational Health and Safety procedures, requirements etc.
  • We shall constitute and implement appropriate communication systems to contract workmen, and visitors to the extent it is necessary for them to understand and comply with the safety requirements.
  • We shall review our policy and continually improve to meet the goal of a ‘SAFE AND HEALTHY WORK PLACE’.

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