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Over the last few years, the pilot plant facility had been refurbished and strengthened by the installation of newer equipment and utilities. The facility is renamed as “Chemical & Biological Pilot Plants Division” and houses several new equipment Installation of state of the art /automated equipment has been planned for the near future. Recently, the fermentation upscaling facility of CSIR-CLRI has been merged with the existing pilot plants in order to streamline and integrate all upscaling facilities and to enhance the preparedness of the institute to serve the industry better. The fermentation upscaling facility is well equipped with all modern equipment. Quality control is handled in a well-equipped laboratory. This facility has helped to scale up and validate various enzymes and metabolites developed through network programs involving several Institutional and Industrial partners


In the past, the pilot plant facility of CSIR-CLRI had successfully scaled up several processes such as the preparation of “Thiram” and “Ziram” (commercially known fungicides), acid stable fat liquor based on oxidative sulfonation of fish oil, blended vegetable tannin extracts, keratin fillers and re-tanning agents from poultry wastes, several other tanning auxiliaries, mineral based syntans, protein and non-protein based syntans, dyeing auxiliaries etc. In recent times as well, the facility has been extensively utilized by several industries based on their specific requirements.

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Head, Chemical & Biological Pilot plants

CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute,
Adyar, Chennai - 600 020
Tel: +91 44 24437181
E-mail: clriinfo@clri.res.in