This department is focused on R&D activities in chemical, fibre and environmental areas to produce patentable products and technologies for the chemical, agro-allied and industrial sectors. Major research activities of the department comprises pulp, paper and packaging research, research on essential oil productions, curtailing environmental pollution and waste management. The department also provides technical assistance to micro, small and medium and large scale industries through collaboration, contract research, process monitoring and quality evaluation. Major laboratories in the department include textile research laboratory, polymer laboratory, packaging, etc.


  • Oilseeds
  • Waste to wealth
  • Medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Kenaf
  • Paper packaging
  • Bio-diesel and glycerol


  • Chemical Technology
  • Environmental Technology
  • Pulp and Paper Technology
  • Polymer and Textiles Technology
  • Packaging Technology


Successful research by the department include, pulp and paper from agricultural waste and non-wood materials, glues and adhesive from cassava starch, upgrade of black soap production, cold water starch and others. (Read more hyperlink to Technologies)

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