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More than three decades, our R&D is working towards innovation, progress for sustainable future. We are one among very few  research laboratories having crop care  and specialty science under the same umbrella.  Indofil’s R&D department has grown to become a force to reckon with, contributing significantly to the company’s growth through new products, technologies & Intellectual property. The R&D works closely with the marketing group and ensures customer success. Research collaborations with external partners from academia and industry form an integral part of our innovation strategy.

Our Research and Development teams constantly strive to innovate products that maintain highest quality standards. The R&D has a highly motivated team of more than 40 qualified and dedicated scientists. The knowledge and passion of our people is a tremendous asset, and we recognize the value in personal development for all our employees in an innovation leadership.

The R&D has been accorded the recognition by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research( DSIR), a nodal agency of the Government of India, overseeing the standard of R&D establishments in India. R&D is also included in the scope of ISO 9001 QMS certification as well as ISO 14001 EMS. The Analytical Development Laboratory, a part of the R&D, has been accredited by NABL under ISO / IEC 17025:2005 and certified for Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)  by National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority of India ( NGCMA ).

THRUST AREAS

ORGANIC SYNTHESIS

Indofil’s  R&D Team has a strong tradition of Organic Synthesis Expertise as applied to Process Development of crop protection and specialty chemicals. Specializations  includes:

   Dithiocarbamate Chemistry:

Indofil has expertise in all facets of this rather difficult chemistry from process development to manufacture that requires a stringent safety regime and an ability to handle hazardous chemicals such as carbon disulphide. Our team is constantly working with production team to achieve and maintain the best quality of products.

   Triazole Chemistry:

Indofil has successfully developed and commercialized manufacturing process for Triazole fungicides and is in the process of extending this technology.
  Substituted Urea Chemistry:Indofil has successfully developed and commercialized manufacturing process for Insecticides & fungicides based on Substituted Urea Chemistry.
  Process R&D:An ingenious team of scientists and technologists in Synthesis has developed process using a bouquet of Organic Reaction Processes such as Condensations, Cyclization, Nitrosation, Esterification, Chlorination, Bromination, Amidation, Etherification etc.

FORMULATION SCIENCES
Development of novel formulation for the crop-protection agents is an important core competency for our R&D. Apart from the traditional formulation technologies such as wettable powder (WP), suspension concentrate (SC) and emulsifiable concentrate (EC) technologies, Indofil has successfully developed newer formulations involving the following technologies:

  • Flowables
  • Oil Based Formulations
  • Water dispersible Granules
  • Micro Emulsions
  • Micro encapsulations

 


SPCD Laboratory

POLYMERS SCIENCE & SPECIALITY CHEMICAL

The team comprises scientist having wide expertise  and experience in the field of Leather , Textile, Plastic & Coating with a challenge in developing products based on environment friendly and green chemistry projects. New product development is focused as per requirement of application & business needs .Group core strength lies with Acrylate chemistry nevertheless  range of other chemistry namely Styrene Acrylate Vinyl Ester  Esterification / Bisulfitation, Paraffinic  & Formulations are equally established  adhering  to GOTS / REACH/GREEN SEAL  requirement. Group is supported ably by team of application scientists and state of the art application laboratory.

ANALYTICAL DEVELOPMENT

The R&D facility is well equipped with an excellent analytical development laboratory. Advanced instrumentation   facilitates in shortening the product development cycle.  The analytical development laboratory is accredited by NABL, and certified for GLP by NGCMA.

The analytical development group has diversified competencies in :

  • Classical and Instrumental methods of analysis
  • Structural elucidation of compound by hyphenated techniques such as GC-MS/MS and LC-MS/MS. Pyrolyzer-GC-MS/MS, FTIR, Head Space-GCMS etc.
  • Method development and validation as per the international guidelines
  • Impurity profiling and quantification
  • Five batch analysis under GLP
  • Physical-chemical testing as per OECD guidelines.
  • Accelerated and shelf life of technicals and formulations.

 

IPR CELL

We have a comprehensive IPR policy which is essential for today’s knowledge based economy. Our IPR cell is vigilant for our IP protection and IP infringement. Indofil has 13  national and international patents.

R&D INFRASTRUCTURE

The infrastructure comprises of :

Synthesis Laboratory

Well equipped synthesis laboratory capable of developing process from gram scale to kilogram scale and further transferring the technology to manufacturing scale.

    

Formulation Laboratory

The formulation laboratory has sophisticated equipment’s for developing newer formulations: Wet grinding mill, High Speed Homogeniser, Fluid Energy Mill Double Cone Blender, Spry Drier, Fluidised Bed Drier, Extruder and so on.

    

Analytical Development Laboratory

The R&D has a state – of – the art Analytical Development Laboratory(ADL) with advanced instrumentation facilities like GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS, HPLCs, GCs, FTIR, Head Space- GC, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Particle size analyzer, Digital melting point, Auto-titrator, Frontier pyrolyzer-GC-MS/MS, Brookfield viscometer, Digital bulk density apparatus, Surface tensiometer etc.. Besides, Indofil has access to practically all sophisticated methods of analysis through outsourcing. The ADL has a dedicated QMS laboratory for GLP and NABL related activities and a separate development laboratory for new method development for all ongoing R&D projects. The total area under ADL is about 3000 sq. ft. The ADL boasts of the best aggregated experienced staff with Ph.Ds and other post graduates in multiple disciplines of analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.

    

The pilot plant is equipped with  :

  • 50 / 100 ltr glass reactors with distillation capability
  • 100 ltr SS reactor with addition vessels
  • 500 lit SS pressure reactor with addition vessels
  • 1000 lit SS reactor with addition vessels
  • 250 lit MSGL reactor with addition vessels
  • 1000 lit MSGL reactor with addition vessels

 

And the down stream equipments like precipitation tan, drier, centrifuge, nutch filter etc.