From forests, to pulp and non-woven fibre, our in-house research and development centres are spread across the value chain. These research centres are our hubs of innovation, contributing technological advances that bring versatility to our products and their applications.
Strongly committed towards developing eco-sustainable processes and products, our R&D team helps us offer truly differentiated choices in raw materials for our value chain partners.
This institute is dedicated to improving plantation technology and management practices, by improving the population of pulpwood trees, educating farmers about tree cultivation and by increasing plantation yields. Through our research and environmental efforts, we endeavour to improve fibre yields and to sustain livelihoods in plantation communities.
Birla Cellulose creates the highest quality, eco-friendly fibre in the world. Our premier pulp and fibre research institute is focused on developing product innovations and process improvements related to rayon-grade wood pulp and viscose technology. Scientists at the Birla Research Institute patented a unique green viscose fibre (MMF) manufacturing process, which results in a 100% naturally-based fibre that is ideal for next-to-skin applications – especially for babies.
This institute develops yarns with different fibres and works towards improving yarn performance through research and application using the latest fabric, knitting and dyeing facilities.
The Pulp and Fibre Innovation Centre (PFIC) is the latest and most advanced R&D centre for the Pulp & Fibre business focusing on technology projects in areas of product development and enhancement, sustainable processes, quality improvement, along with reduction in energy footprint. The centre will be housed in the Aditya Birla Science & Technology Company – the central research and development facility of the Aditya Birla Group.
Aditya Birla Cellulosic Fibre Research Centre (ABCFRC) is a pilot plant to provide comprehensive R&D for all the VSF units of the Aditya Birla Group. Popularly referred to as 2 TPD as its rated production is two tonnes per day, ABCFRC strengthens the R&D work on the fibre manufacturing process, along with the unit’s existing Textile Research and Development Centre (TRADC). The centre aims at providing a comprehensive R&D platform for Viscose Staple Fibre (MMF) by facilitating innovation, quality upgradation, efficiency improvement, recipe formulation and technology transfer to the commercial plant.