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Materials

Advanced Detonation Spray Coating Technology (DSC) MARK-II

Technology and Related Issues

Advanced Detonation Spray Coating Technology (DSC) MARK-II
Intellectual Property Development Index (IPDI):

Process parameters were optimized. Coating quality, repeatability and reliability studies were completed.

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • High productivity due to high pulse frequency
  • Less maintenance: absence of mechanically moving parts
  • Good adhesion strength (>10000 psi)
  • Dense microstructure (< 1%)
  • Negligible thermal degradation and excellent tribological properties
  • Ability to coat wide range of powders, carbide, oxide, metal powders
  • Lower substrate temperature & low oxide content
  • Coatings with 50-2000 microns thickness can be produced
Possible Applications:
  • Steel industry application such as Bridle rolls
  • Textile & Paper industry applications such as wire passing pulleys, plungers, steeped cone pulleys, bearing stopper plates, guide rolls
  • Gas compressor applications such as spindle valve, compressor disc, compressor shaft
  • HP & LP turbine blades, compressor discs, LCA nozzles, thrust bearing sleeves, propeller shaft seals.
  • Power and Energy applications such as guide vanes, spindle valves, hydro turbine blades.
Detonation Spray Coating (DSC) Technology

Technology and Related Issues

Detonation Spray Coating (DSC) Technology
(IPDI):

Technology transferred to 4 companies and is available for transfer

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Attractively priced compared to imported HVOF units
  • Extreme versatility
  • Capable of depositing a vast range of metals, alloys, cermet, ceramic and composite coatings for varied functional applications
Possible Applications:
  • Coatings for applications such as wear and corrosion resistance etc. for various industry sectors
Micro Arc Oxidation

Technology and Related Issues

Micro Arc Oxidation
(IPDI):

Technology transferred to 3 companies and is available for transfer

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Ability to coat Al, Ti, Mg and Zr metals and their alloys
  • Ease to coat complex shapes and also regions difficult to access
  • Uniform, dense, hard and thick coatings
  • Superior coating properties and performance compared to other conventional acid based processes like anodizing and hard anodizing
  • Excellent tribological properties and corrosion resistance
  • Eco friendly
  • 5-40 times service life improvement
Possible Applications:
  • For a wide array of applications in industry sectors such as textile, automobile etc.
Electro Spark Coating (ESC) Equipment Manufacturing Technology

Technology and Related Issues

Electro Spark Coating (ESC) Equipment Manufacturing Technology
(IPDI):

Technology transferred to one company and is available for transfer

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Simple and cost effective
  • Metallurgical bonded coatings with low heat input to the substrate
  • Any electrically conductive material available in electrode form can be coated on any conductive substrate
  • Equipment is portable and lends itself easily to automation for ensuring reproducibility
  • Capable of providing coating thickness in the range of 10 to 130µm
Possible Applications:
  • Component refurbishment and to combat severe conditions of wear
  • Can be used for enhancing life of cutting tools such as end mills, taps and lathe bits
Pulsed Electrodeposition Technology

Technology and Related Issues

Pulsed Electrodeposition Technology
(IPDI):

Prototype Testing in real life conditions ongoing

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Non line of site process, economical and eco-friendly
  • Porosity free finished product, higher production rates
  • Control over microstructure, mechanical properties, particle content in composite coating
  • Higher current efficiency and deposition rates compared to traditional hard chrome process
  • Smooth up scalability from research lab to production level after technology transfer
Possible Applications:
  • Corrosion resistance and decorative coatings: automobiles include car, truck trim, motorcycle, kitchen and bathroom appliances
  • Wear resistance: hydraulic actuators, railway engine shafts, aircraft landing gears, shaft journals, farm machinery, earth movers, snow plows, road repair equipment, mining equipment, automobile engine valves
  • Industrial tools such as rolls for Al and steel manufacturing, stamping tools and dies, molds for plastic manufacturing utilized chrome plating for increasing its (tool) life
Pressure Slip Casting of Complex Shapes of Advanced Ceramics

Technology and Related Issues

Pressure Slip Casting of Complex Shapes of Advanced Ceramics
(IPDI):

Prototype Testing in real life conditions ongoing

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Highly productive with a possibility of almost 30 cycles/hr depending on the slip and product
  • Yields 58%-60% green density and consistency is assured
  • Easily up scalable to meet the industrial/commercial requirements
  • Many complex shapes and structures can be easily pressure cast using aqueous slips
  • Polymer moulds can be used to produce at least 15000-20000 cast cycles
  • Eco-friendly with minimum rejection (3% max.)
  • Polymer mould fabrication can be a part of the PC technology
  • Requires minimum man power. Can be automated, if required
Possible Applications:
  • Manufacturing of advanced ceramics with complicated shapes, one end closed tubes, grinding media etc. with high productivity for commercialization
Extrusion Processing of Complex Shaped Ceramic Tubes and Honeycombs

Technology and Related Issues

Extrusion Processing of Complex Shaped Ceramic Tubes and Honeycombs
(IPDI):

Prototype Testing in real life conditions ongoing

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Extrusion process for wide range of ceramic formulations
  • Low expanding honeycomb cellular ceramics
  • Thin walled porous and dense tubes
  • Ram and Screw type extrusion processes
  • Capability to design and fabricate in-house dies including for honeycombs
  • Optimized heat treatment schedules based on the ceramic formulation
  • Engineered structural, thermal and mechanical properties
Possible Applications:
  • Kiln Furniture and furnace fixtures
  • Honeycomb substrates for catalysis
  • Energy absorption, conservation and generation
  • Environmental protection
Gel Casting of Complex Shaped Ceramics

Technology and Related Issues

Gel Casting of Complex Shaped Ceramics
(IPDI):

Prototype Testing in real life conditions ongoing

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Acrylamide based gelation through polymerization process
  • Environmental friendly methyl cellulose based thermal gelation
  • Flexibility in polymer selection for the desired green strength
  • Near net complex shaping
  • Possibility of green machining of parts, if required
Possible Applications:
  • Shaping of near net shaped complex ceramic parts
Transparent Ceramics

Technology and Related Issues

Transparent Ceramics
(IPDI):

Ready for Technology Transfer

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Capability to fabricate polycrystalline transparent ceramic specimens of transparent alumina, aluminium oxynitride (AlON), spinel (MgAl2O4) through slip casting and Hot Isostatic Pressing
  • Capability to fabricate transparent zinc sulphide (ZnS) ceramics through Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD)
  • Specific parameters depends on ceramic formulation
Possible Applications:
  • Dental ceramics and artificial gem stones
  • Solar absorber tubes and lamp envelops
  • IR sensor envelopes
  • High temperature furnace windows
Compaction Processing of Ceramic Spools

Technology and Related Issues

Compaction Processing of Ceramic Spools
(IPDI):

Prototype Testing in real life conditions ongoing

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Density greater than 99% of theoretical
  • Complex die design
  • Uniaxial compaction and Optimized sintering schedule
  • High electrical resistance and moderate thermal shock
Possible Applications:
  • Heating elements winding pulleys
  • High temperature furnace fixtures
Electrochemical Methanol Reformation (ECMR) for Hydrogen Generation

Technology and Related Issues

Electrochemical Methanol Reformation (ECMR) for Hydrogen Generation
(IPDI):

Reassessing Feasibility (IP, competition, technology, commercial) after completing field trials

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Energy consumption was found to be low, about one-third of water electrolyzer.
  • Hydrogen can be produced at much lower temperature and pressure, unlike methanol reformer.
  • The hydrogen produced is highly pure and separation steps are not required.
  • Carbon based materials can be used for stack fabrication
Possible Applications:
  • ECMR can be integrated with renewable energy sources like wind, solar to store the energy in the form of hydrogen and it can be used in fuel cells.
  • In Power station as coolant
  • In Semiconductor industry as a reducing agent
PEM Fuel cell Powered Materials Handling Devices

Technology and Related Issues

PEM Fuel cell Powered Materials Handling Devices
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at prototype level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Air cooled/ closed loop liquid cooled PEMFC stacks to be developed.
  • PEMFC stacks with reduced weight and volume would be developed
  • Control system development for the battery fuel cell hybrid system.
  • PEMFC stack would operate optimum efficiency at variable operating loads.
Possible Applications:
  • Application in material handling devices like Forklifts
  • Application in recreational vehicles like Go Karts, Golf Carts etc.
  • Power source for all mobile applications.
  • Power source for auxiliary units in mobile applications.
PEM Fuel Cell based Power Supply Systems

Technology and Related Issues

PEM Fuel Cell based Power Supply Systems
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at prototype level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Developed Grid Independent fuel cell systems in the range of 1-20kW power.
  • PEM Fuel cells developed have been continuously operated for 500 hrs and intermittently for several thousand hours with stable performance.
  • Suitable control systems for load following cycle, cell monitoring characteristics, power conditioners and thermal management have been developed.
Possible Applications:
  • As decentralized power pack for homes, industries etc.
  • As combined heat and power units for homes
  • As uninterrupted power source even when the power outage is for long duration ( >8hrs)
  • As back up power for telecom industries.
Sintered Silicon Carbide (SiC) Components

Technology and Related Issues

Sintered Silicon Carbide (SiC) Components
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at prototype level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Tunable density and other thermo-mechanical properties.
  • Flexibility in producing SiC parts incorporating solid-state or liquid phase sintering additives.
  • Capable to produce SiC components up to 750 mm diameter.
  • Critical SiC parts can be manufactured.
Possible Applications:
  • Mechanical seals particularly for corrosive environment.
  • Impact and abrasion resistance parts.
  • Light-weight structural parts for aerospace applications.
  • Impact and wear resistant parts.
High Temperature Stable Solar Absorber Tubes for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) Application

Technology and Related Issues

High Temperature Stable Solar Absorber Tubes for Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) Application
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at coupon level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Cost effective
  • High optical properties (solar absorptance: 95-96 % and thermal emittance: <0.20 (at 500°C)
  • Temperature of operation: <500°C
  • Good mechanical and weather stability
Possible Applications:
  • Stream generation for various industrial applications
  • Power generation
  • Solar water heater /Solar dryer
  • Solar desalination
Medium & Low Temperature Stable Solar Absorber Tubes for Solar Thermal Applications

Technology and Related Issues

Medium & Low Temperature Stable Solar Absorber Tubes for Solar Thermal Applications
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at coupon level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • High selective properties (Solar Abs ~95%; Spectral emittance ~0.12)
  • Low heat loss property: ~0.14 at 3000C
  • Temperature stability: < 3000C
  • Corrosion stability: > 200 hrs withstand in salt spray test
  • High mechanical stability, Long durability and highly enhanced weather protection
Possible Applications:
  • Solar water heater /Solar dryer
  • Solar desalination
  • Stream generation for various industrial applications
  • ORC solar collector based power generation
High Performance Broad Band Antireflective Coatings for Optical, Solar and Display Applications

Technology and Related Issues

High Performance Broad Band Antireflective Coatings for Optical, Solar and Display Applications
(IPDI):

Prototype testing in real life conditions ongoing

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • High transmittances in visible and solar regions: >98 % (in visible) >96% (in solar)
  • Low temperature curable (80-1000C)
  • High temperature stability: Max up to 10000C
  • Weather stability: > 200hrs withstand in high humidity (>90%) at 500C
  • High mechanical stability and Long durability
  • Coated using effective coating technique
Possible Applications:
  • Solar PV & CSP cover glass
  • Optical lenses
  • Video display panels
  • Architectural glasses
  • High power lasers
Easy to Clean Coatings along with High Optical Transmittance and High Weather Stability

Technology and Related Issues

Easy to Clean Coatings along with High Optical Transmittance and High Weather Stability
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at coupon level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Low cost production
  • Optical property: <1% Transmission or reflection loss or equal to the actual optical property of the substrate.
  • Super hydrophobic property: > 100degree water contact angle
  • Good UV, weather and mechanical stability
Possible Applications:
  • PV panels & Reflectors employed in CSP
  • Optical lenses
  • Video display panels
  • Architectural glasses
  • Textiles
  • Plastic & concrete surfaces
Anti-microbial, Easy to clean Coatings on Glass, Metals, Plastics and Fibres

Technology and Related Issues

Anti-microbial, Easy to clean Coatings on Glass, Metals, Plastics and Fibres
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at coupon level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Incorporation of anti-microbial nanoparticles, controlled release mechanism
  • Easy-to-clean coatings have surface properties comparable to perfluorinated polymers (hydrophobic surface)
  • Non-toxic
  • Easy to scale up for large area coatings
Possible Applications:
  • Medicine bottles/containers
  • Hospital wall panels, hospital furniture
  • Hearing aids
  • Food packaging
  • Textile walls and textile roofs, sun shades, blinds
  • As top coats on wall paints
  • Anti-fouling coatings on marine floating objects
Decorative Nanocomposite Coatings on Glass and Ceramics

Technology and Related Issues

Decorative Nanocomposite Coatings on Glass and Ceramics
(IPDI):

Prototype testing in real life conditions ongoing

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Tunable transmission and refractive index of the coatings
  • Colour of the coating can be controlled by suitable choice of dopants
  • UV, temperature stable and weather proof
  • Easy recyclability of glass due to complete degradation of organic constituents at low temperatures
  • Opaque coatings possible with high temperature durability
Possible Applications:
  • Architectural applications: Coloured glasses/Tiles for aesthetics or decoration
  • Scratch resistant, coloured coatings for glass bottles used in various industries for storing perfume, medicines, etc
Hard Coatings on Plastics

Technology and Related Issues

Hard Coatings on Plastics
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at coupon level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • High scratch hardness and abrasion resistance
  • Long life
  • Good adhesion
  • Coloured coatings possible
  • Can be coated on Polycarbonate, PMMA etc
  • Can be made easy-to-clean with low surface free energy
Possible Applications:
  • Road transport: Road and pavement markers
  • Helmet visors
  • Automotive headlamps/windshields
  • Coloured head lamps for improved aesthetic appeal and style
  • Ophthalmoscopic lenses
  • Bi-aspheric lenses used in indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Aircraft canopy
Solar Selective Coatings for Stainless Steel and Aluminium Substrates

Technology and Related Issues

Solar Selective Coatings for Stainless Steel and Aluminium Substrates
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at prototype level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • 94 ± 1 % absorbance in 300-1500nm range
  • 14 ± 1 % Thermal IR emittance
  • Withstood 20 cycles of thermal cycling at 3500C
  • Withstood 80 h of salt spray test as per ASTM B117
  • Non-toxic and environmental friendly
Possible Applications:
  • Solar selective coatings on absorber tubes of
  • Concentrated Solar Power plant (Non-evacuated up to 250 deg C and evacuated up to 400 deg C)
  • Solar selective coatings on metal tubes for water heating applications (up to 100 deg C)
Nanosilver Impregnated Ceramic Candle Filter

Technology and Related Issues

Nanosilver Impregnated Ceramic Candle Filter
(IPDI):

Technology transferred to one company and is available for transfer on non-exclusive basis

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Successfully field tested at various villages in Andhra Pradesh with a non governmental organization
  • Non electrical power and pressurized water required
  • Ease in maintenance
  • Commercially attractive {very low amount of silver used (0.2 wt %), Cost increase: candle (30-50%) and filter assembly (3-5%)}
  • Replacement needed once in six months
Possible Applications:
  • Ceramic candles for drinking water purification
High Performance Varistors made from Doped ZnO Nanopowders

Technology and Related Issues

High Performance Varistors made from Doped ZnO Nanopowders
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at prototype level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Patented technology
  • Lower sintering temperature and time compared to micron powders
  • Order of magnitude higher breakdown field, 2-3 times coefficient of nonlinearity and comparable leakage current density
Possible Applications:
  • Power engineering
  • Automobile industry
  • Household electronics
  • Telecommunications
2D-Nanolayered Transition Metal Sulfides (2D-NTMS)

Technology and Related Issues

2D-Nanolayered Transition Metal Sulfides (2D-NTMS)
(IPDI):

Reassessing Feasibility (IP, competition, technology, commercial) after completing field trials

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Synthesis of pure as well as mixed WS2/MoS2nanosheet powders
  • Synthesis of doped WS2/MoS2nanosheet powders
  • Reasonably good oxidation resistance
  • Feasibility to synthesize 2D nanostructures of other transition metal sulphides
  • Scalable process for bulk production
Possible Applications:
  • Solid lubricant for aerospace and automotive sector
  • Solid lubricant for forging and other manufacturing processes
  • Additive to automobile Lub-oil
  • Additive to grease for improved performance under high shear stress
  • Petrochem catalyst
  • Electrocatalyst for HER
  • Li-ion battery electrode
  • Self-lubricating composites and coatings (metallic/ceramics/polymer)
  • Sensors and actuators
Fe- based Cerametallic Friction Pads for Clutch Plates of Heavy Vehicles

Technology and Related Issues

Fe- based Cerametallic Friction Pads for Clutch Plates of Heavy Vehicles
(IPDI):

Reassessing Feasibility (IP, competition, technology, commercial) after completing field trials

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Use of non carcinogenic materials
  • Improved wear and coefficient of friction
  • Fe-based sintered pad
  • Flexibility of single or dual sintered friction pads
  • Indigenous equipment for processing
  • Reduced post sintering operations
  • Production level manufacturing process
Possible Applications:
  • Clutch and brakes of heavy commercial vehicles
  • Aircraft brakes
  • Passenger vehicles like buses
  • Wind mill applications
  • Railways
  • Military tanks
Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Applications Steels for High Temperature

Technology and Related Issues

Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Applications Steels for High Temperature
(IPDI):

Prototype testing in real life conditions ongoing

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • High operating temperature of 650-700C
  • High yield strength and creep resistance
  • Potential candidates to replace nickel-based super alloys
  • Resistance to swelling under irradiation
  • Established manufacturing processes
Possible Applications:
  • Blades for ultra super critical steam turbines
  • High pressure compressor and low pressure turbine blades of gas turbines
  • Clad tubes for nuclear reactors
  • Structural materials for fusion reactors
  • Other high temperature applications
Large Scale Production of Cathode and Anode Electrode Materials by Cost-effective Process

Technology and Related Issues

Large Scale Production of Cathode and Anode Electrode Materials by Cost-effective Process
(IPDI):

Prototype testing in real life conditions ongoing

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Large scale production of both anode and cathode materials.
  • Simple, economic and scalable processing method.
  • Performance of these materials as LIB electrodes are better than the commercial ones
Possible Applications:
  • High energy density cathode for electric vehicles
  • High energy density and thermally stable anode for electric vehicles
  • Other portable devices where LIB s are used.
Multifunctional Titania Microspheres for Self Cleaning Applications

Technology and Related Issues

Multifunctional Titania Microspheres for Self Cleaning Applications
(IPDI):

Checking repeatability/consistency at prototype level.

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Titania microspheres suspension in water at neutral pH
  • Efficient photocatalyst
  • Anti-bacterial and UV absorber
  • Visible light reflector
  • Simple and scalable chemical synthesis
  • Novel process for which patent is applied
Possible Applications:
  • Self cleaning textiles
  • Air purification
  • Water purification
  • Organic effluent treatment
  • Additive to exterior building paint for self cleaning walls
Silica Aerogel Granules for Thermal Insulation Application

Technology and Related Issues

Silica Aerogel Granules for Thermal Insulation Application
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at coupon level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Granule size : ~ 1 mm (Tunable)
  • Packing density: 0.07 g/cc
  • Thermal stability : - 200 oC to 800 oC
  • Surface area: ~ 800 m2/g
  • Thermal conductivity: 0.03 W/mK at RT (transient plane method)
  • Colour : Translucent or opaque or black (depending on functionality)
  • In-situ carbon doping for IR opacification possible
  • Hydrophilic or hydrophobic
Possible Applications:
  • Thermal insulating paints
  • Building material such as cement, bricks, wall plaster, etc
  • Window panels
  • Textiles
  • Heat / cold storages
Laser Welding and Laser-MIG Hybrid Welding

Technology and Related Issues

Laser Welding and Laser-MIG Hybrid Welding
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at prototype level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • High power density
  • Single pass welding of thick
  • sections
  • Controlled heat input welding
  • with precision
  • No vacuum requirement
Possible Applications:
  • Tailor welded blanks for automotive applications etc.
  • Can weld a wide variety of materials and thicknesses
  • Can weld magnetic materials unlike electron beam welding
  • Steel plates, thick section welds, ship building etc.
Laser Surface Hardening Treatment

Technology and Related Issues

Laser Surface Hardening Treatment
(IPDI):

Check repeatability / consistency at prototype level

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Selective localized area hardening with minimal heat input
  • No quenchant requirement
  • No surface damage
  • Excellent reproducibility with ease of automation
  • Negligible post process machining requirement
  • Controlled case depth
  • Refined homogenous microstructures
  • Minimal distortion
  • Chemical Cleanliness
Possible Applications:
  • Suited for wide range of steels, cast irons and profiles
  • The process can be developed for hardening of a variety of components such as crankshafts, camshafts, piston rings, tooling and dies, bearing steels, steam turbine blades, sheet metal etc.
Laser Surface Coating (Alloying and Cladding)

Technology and Related Issues

Laser Surface Coating (Alloying and Cladding)
(IPDI):

Reassessing Feasibility (IP, competition, technology, commercial) after completing field trials

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Material to be coated is fused using a laser beam and deposited on a substrate with good metallurgical bonding but with minimal base metal dilution
  • Low heat input resulting in fine microstructures
  • Provides crack-free clad layers without porosity
Possible Applications:
  • Wear plates for different applications
  • Component repair and refurbishment
Laser Drilling

Technology and Related Issues

Laser Drilling
(IPDI):

Reassessing Feasibility (IP, competition, technology, commercial) after completing field trials

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Non-contact drilling method
  • Holes of large aspect ratio and very small diameter (0.3 mm) can be drilled
  • Precise control of heat input
  • Holes can be drilled at shallow angles to the surface
Possible Applications:
  • A wide variety of materials such as metals, ceramics and composites etc. can be drilled
  • The process can be used for specific applications such as drilling of fine holes on high pressure nozzle guided vanes and combustion liners for aero engine applications
Ultrafast Laser Micromachining

Technology and Related Issues

Ultrafast Laser Micromachining
(IPDI):

Prototype testing in real life conditions ongoing

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • High machining quality
  • Heat sensitive material machining
  • No wavelength dependence so any material can be machined with the same laser
  • Greater flexibility and very well defined ablation threshold (down to 100 nm)
  • More predictable outcome with higher yield
Possible Applications:
  • Refurbishment of piston rings
  • Machining inside glass
  • Can be used on ceramics, metal tubes, and silicon.
Exfoliated Graphite and its value added products

Technology and Related Issues

Exfoliated Graphite and its value added products
(IPDI):

Technology transferred to one company and is available for transfer

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Impermeable to fluids
  • Leak proof sealing under low turning torque
  • Easily cut and punched
  • Can withstand temperature range from -200 C to +500 C in oxidizing and up to 3000 C in inert atmosphere
  • Excellent thermal shock resistance. Does not age or creep
  • Cannot be wetted by molten glass, metal etc., self-lubricating, and resistant to all chemicals
Possible Applications:
  • Fuel Cells
  • Automotive
  • Oil refineries
  • Petrochemical industries, etc.

Chemical Technology

Cell Adhesion Resistant Polymers for Intraocular Lens (IOL) Application

Technology and Related Issues

Cell Adhesion Resistant Polymers for Intraocular Lens (IOL) Application

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Addition of a nanoadditive to a transparent polymer which drastically reduces the attachment of fibroblast cells. These nanocomposites have all other optical, physical, chemical, processing andhandling properties required for manufacture and use of IOLs. These are easy to make and are amenable for photocuring and 3D printing
Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate [DPGDB] and Diethylene Glycol Dibenzoate [DEGDB]

Technology and Related Issues

Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate [DPGDB] and Diethylene Glycol Dibenzoate [DEGDB]

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • High conversion and high purity yielding catalytic process for the preparation of dipropyleneglycol dibenzoate (DPGDB) and diethylene glycol dibenzoate (DEGDB)
Crospovidone Type A

Technology and Related Issues

Crospovidone Type A

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • A laboratory process for preparation of Crospovidone Type A which meets all the required USPNF specifications.
Methacrylic Acid Copolymer Type A

Technology and Related Issues

Methacrylic Acid Copolymer Type A

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • A laboratory process for preparation of Methacrylic acid copolymer Type A which meets all the required USPNF specifications.

Wastewater Technology

Biohydrogen production

Technology and Related Issues

Biohydrogen production

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Production of biohydrogen from biogenic waste through acidogenic fermentation. Biohydrogen finds utility as energy carrier for automobile sector, raw material and process ingredients in various industries viz., chemical, pharmaceutical, petroleum, fertilizer, food etc. and supplement as additive in CNG to increase the efficiency
Possible Applications:
  • Wastewater Treatment
Novel bio-electrogenic module to enhance treatment efficiency of complex wastewater

Technology and Related Issues

Novel bio-electrogenic module to enhance treatment efficiency of complex wastewater

Key Features and Applications

Key Features:
  • Module unit to improve efficiency of existing biological treatment units. Salient features include in situ application with biological unit operation either in aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic mode of operation; portable and modular design; and ability to remove salts and complex organics.
Possible Applications:
  • Enhance treatment efficiency of wastewater