VISIONVision for the proposed centre of excellence is to provide scientific expertise on sustainable polymers to various research institutions and industrial partners at one platform. The centre will also be actively involved in training industrial workforce and creating awareness on the benefits of sustainable polymers in the society. The centre will be in continuous interaction with leading experts of this field and mutually share knowledge thereby achieving international recognition.
MISSIONThe proposed ‘Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Polymers’ aims to develop cost effective and scalable technologies for the production of biodegradable polymer based end products using both petrochemical and renewable bio- feedstock. This will be achieved by utilizing existing and proposed state-of-the-art facilities in the area of biopolymer extraction, biodegradable polymer synthesis and polymer processing. Degradation, recycling and reusability of such environmental friendly polymers into useful polymers and chemicals will also be a critical focus area of the proposed centre. The centre will actively disseminate its R&D output through publications, patents, technology transfer and licensing for its long term sustainability.