Established in 1975 by world renowned scientist Professor S. Santappa, polymer group in CSIR-CLRI today is a vibrant department with over 25 members consisting of scientists, Ph.D. Students and project assistants. The department’s activity is focussed on various R&D projects of producing polymers, polymer nanocomposites and organic compounds for leather and materials research. This department has so far produced nearly 60 Ph.D. scholars, published more than 500 papers in international journals and filed about 25 patents. More than 10 technologies have been already commercialized. Numerous government sponsored grant-in-aid projects, network projects, consultancy projects, collaborative projects and other projects are being implemented currently totalling several crores.