Mumbai, June 7: Reliance Technology Centre, the research and development (R&D) arm of Reliance Industries (RIL), has struck gold in processes associated with manufacture of polyesters and polymers.
The centre, situated at the company’s huge petrochemical complex at Patalganga near Mumbai, has been set up with an investment of $ 30 million. Reliance has a strategic R&D alliance with DuPont Polyester Technologies (DPT) to jointly develop advanced polyester process and product technologies in India.
According to Subodh Sapra, president, polyester division of Reliance, “In the field of polyester dyeing, RTC has been able to bring out a speciality fibre that can be dyed at a considerably low temperature than usual. These fibres have been found to be superior to many international competitors.
Reliance has also become the world's largest dope-dyed black polyester fibre producer through the development of unique cost effective processes which enables the fibres to achieve a very high degree of blackness coupled with blue undertone.