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Our R&D efforts in Polyesters and Polymers help us in developing new and improved products.

Our research and development programmes.

The Reliance Technology Centre (RTC) was the hub of all polyester R&D activities. Some of the highlights are:

  • Process troubleshooting and development of NG-3 technology to support commercial demonstration of technology at Hazira
  • Development of differentiated grades of PET for novel applications
  • Development and commercial demonstration of Recron `Stretch' for comfort stretch applications, and of Recron `Mircelle' with ultra micro denier yarn.
  • Demonstration of `Dyefast' polyester fibres.
  • Process development and plant demonstration of super high tenacity fibres.

R&D efforts in the polymer sector continued towards new and improved product development, catalystchemical- additive development and process improvement in addition to IPR.

During the year, a US Patent on a polypropylene catalyst system was granted to Reliance. This was a notable milestone for the Hazira R&D centre. Two more international patents are being filed as PCT application in the research area of polyolefin catalyst and high performance stereo regulating donors for polypropylene. A breakthrough was achieved in the development of next generation RELCAT 100 X and RELDONOR Technology for Polypropylene.

  • RELCAT 100 X technology involves the development of a high generation morphologically controlled catalyst and improved products.
  • RELDONOR Technology has provided the opportunity to improve catalyst performance as well as product characteristics without bringing change into the solid catalyst technology.
  • Reliance continued to sponsor and participate in various research programmes at premier institutes in India and abroad including Polymer Institute, Brno, Czech Republic and IIT Bombay.
  • Reliance's partnership with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) under the New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (NMITLI) continued and progressed towards developing technology in various areas of polymers and chemicals.