Aditya Birla Science and Technology Company Private Limited (ABSTCPL) is the corporate research and development centre for the Aditya Birla Group. Located in Taloja, just outside of Mumbai in India, ABSTCPL supports the broad diversity of the Group's businesses through multi-disciplinary teams of expert scientists and engineers who lead fundamental and applied research projects. The company aims to be a world-class organisation that delivers innovative solutions, continuously improves core competencies and executes effectively. The centre is supported by state-of-the-art equipment set in a technology-led environment.
ABSTCPL seeks advances in products, processes and applications in several areas, including:
ABSTCPL has generated extensive intellectual property for the Group, with the filing of more than 30 patent applications that cover novel processes, products and applications.
Built on a 20-acre plot, the 30,000 sq. mt. facility comprises modern laboratories, multi-purpose scale-up facilities, modelling and simulation areas. The Process Engineering and Sciences Laboratory focuses on advanced processes and designs, process control and automation, and process engineering platforms and scale-up. The Science and Technology Platforms Laboratory provides expertise in metallurgy, fibre science and textiles, material and surface sciences, and chemistry. The Analytical Science and Technology Laboratory, with state-of-the-art equipment that will enable advanced measurement and characterisation techniques. The analytical services laboratory will support all the needs of the Group units and, in the future, even those of external customers.
ABSTCPL also hosts the Knowledge Centre for the Group, which has access to databases on areas of interest and information on patents, periodicals and other publications.