Reliance inaugurates world-class PARC at Vadodara, India

Reliance inaugurates world-class research centre in India

5:56 AM, 23rd June 2017
Ajay Shah, president - polymer chain, RIL seen cutting ribbon of the new PARC.
Ajay Shah, president - polymer chain, RIL seen cutting ribbon of the new PARC.

VADODARA, INDIA: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) inaugurated its technologically advanced product application & research centre (PARC) at Vadodara, India. The PARC will focus on creating value addition opportunities, not only for RIL’s polymer business but also for its customers by offering technical, product upgradations and application development services.

The PARC initially set up in Mumbai in 1990 with the sole objective of providing product support solutions to customers, has now been transformed into a crucial R&D facility for polymers, such as polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

The PARC houses the best brains of polymer technology, engineering and sector specialities. The team works tirelessly, creating opportunities and providing solutions to the ever-growing market needs and customer demands. The team is equipped with providing best-quality technical services, benchmarking, development of new grades in polymers, and inventions of applications.

The processing machinery section at PARC is equipped with advanced machinery that can use PE for making mono & multilayer blown films, PP TQ film, PE & PP cast films & sheets. The huge shop floor also equipped to make articles through the processes of blow moulding, injection moulding, roto-molding, compression moulding and pipe extrusion.

The PARC team also engages with end-user industries, such as FMCG, automobile, food and beverages, agriculture, OEMs converters and other polymer processors.

The applications laboratory at the PARC, one of the best in India, is capable of performing tests for characterization of polymers in accordance with the Indian and international standards. It is equipped with facilities for physical, mechanical, thermal, optical, environmental and rheological tests.

The PARC offers its processing and testing services to customers – value-added services like an evaluation of their existing products, formulation of new products, a creation of new applications and helping them meet the global standards.

It is imperative to mention here that the PARC’s biggest achievement is the development and introduction of Octene LLDPE film grade for milk packaging, and plastic weaved sack for food grain packaging. They have benefited the public at large by enhancing shelf life and reducing wastage of milk, food grains and vegetables. 

The PARC is also spearheading training programs for plastic processors, converters, operators and young polymer professionals, thus contributing towards knowledge enhancement of the polymer fraternity.

Further, the PARC team actively engages with polymer-centric education institutions, industry associations and machinery manufacturers for the development of the industry and knowledge sharing.

“The PARC at Vadodara possesses a spacious shop floor and state-of-the-art labs that are equipped with the world’s finest processing and testing equipment. It has been tailored to cater to the ever-growing needs and expectations of our customers. I believe that a facility of this magnitude will go a long way to ensure that Reliance is at the quality frontier of our industry, globally,” said Ajay Shah, president - polymer chain, RIL.

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