Applications Research Laboratory

  • The R&D Centre of SBU: Greases & Lubricants, named as Applications Research Laboratory, located at Kolkata was established in 1981 with the objective of carrying out applications oriented research in greases and lubricants. The R&D centre is equipped with state-of-the-art test rigs / instruments and backed by highly qualified Scientists / Engineers. The Company spends around 1% of the turnover on R&D in the lubricants business.
  • The R&D Centre is recognized since 1984 by the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The R&D Centre is committed to maintaining cost competitiveness and achieving technological leadership through introduction of innovative products, product up-gradation & value engineering.
  • The major thrust areas for R&D are high performance & specialty products for niche markets with focus on biodegradable and eco-friendly lubricants. The R&D Centre is also involved in collaborative research with leading research organizations / institutes.
  • The R&D Centre is engaged in development of various high performance lubricants with critical applications parameters like high temperature, extreme pressure, low temperature and long life lubrication. Presently the center is focusing on development of synthetic, eco-friendly / biodegradable and food grade greases and lubricating oils.
  • The R&D Centre is instrumental in developing various specialty lubricants and providing innovative lubrication solutions to the core sectors like Steel, Defence, Railways, Mines,and Sponge Iron.

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