Product Applications & Research Centre

Pioneering developments through world-class research and innovation

Product Application & Research Centre (PARC) is OPaL’s state-of-the-art application development laboratory & technological support facility. Spread across 15,500 sq. ft., PARC has been set up at Dahej SEZ (Gujarat) to support OPaL’s petrochemicals business. PARC acts as an interface between polymer plants, marketing & customers.

The key functions of PARC are to
  • Provide technical service to OPaL polymer customers (both domestic & overseas)
  • Extend technical support during the business roll-out phase for product establishment
  • Resolve customer's quality complaints
  • Offer support to plant operations for designing product specifications, quality control protocol, test methods, product quality improvement as per market needs etc.
  • Optimize costs by developing alternative vendors for additives and catalyst
  • Develop new & value-added grades
  • Evaluate polymer grades/product testing support to customers
  • Arrange regulatory approvals for OPaL products
  • Manager customer relationship

PARC Testing & Processing Facilities

PARC infrastructure is built on around 15500 Sq. feet area in OPaL petrochemicals complex, Dahej. The building has an awe-inspiring architectural design with the latest finishing materials being used to get a modern, stylish and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The building has several environment friendly features as well.

PARC facilities comprise two buildings. The main PARC building houses administrative offices and four “Polymer Testing and Characterization Laboratories”. The Polymer Testing Laboratories have sophisticated equipment for testing polymer raw materials as well as finished products. These equipment are used for testing of physical, chemical, weathering, thermal, optical & environmental properties of polymers.

The “Polymer Processing Workshop” houses most of the plastic processing machines of semi-commercial size. Similar machines of higher capacity are used by our customers to convert polymer grades into a variety of end products. These machines are used to predict the performance of polymer grades in the market by converting them into finished products like films, moulded articles, pipes, storage tanks, blow moulded jerry canes, specialty compounds etc. Using these machines, PARC can determine the optimum processing conditions at which OPaL’s polymer grades give best properties & accordingly can guide the customers. These machines will also be used to develop new applications for polymer grades & cost-effective formulations.


Prestigious NABL Accreditation

PARC has recently accomplished the prestigious NABL accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025: 2017 standard from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories, Constituent Board of Quality Council of India.

The certification scope is for 22 test properties as per different ISO and ASTM standards in the areas of Mechanical and Chemical testing. The test results are acceptable in 104 economies across the globe. NABL accreditation brings enhanced competency in testing results, which will further strengthen customer confidence in the test certificate issued by the laboratory. With universal acceptability in the global market, it provides greater access for the products, in both domestic and international markets.