30 August 2016 Current Affairs: Murugappa Group firm Carborundum Universal (CUMI) inaugurated its Research and Development centre at its industrial ceramics division in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. The company did not disclose investment details.
The centre was inaugurated by M M Murugappan, Chairman of CUMI and Vice Chairman of Murugappa Group, along with others.
The new R&D Centre would further strengthen the platform of competency for sustainable growth & market leadership of wear-resistant & technical ceramic products in selected segments.
This facility has advanced equipment for material characterisation, micro-structural analysis, finished component analysis and other critical areas, supplementing the existing R&D activity of the unit.
The centre is certified by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and will be a Centre of Excellence for research in technical ceramics for industrial & advanced applications. It will serve to address CUMI's aspirations to grow in wear-resistant and technical ceramics, including metallised ceramic range of products.
The company is looking forward to increased activity in the areas of mining, cement, steel, colliery, paper, agro and dredging for the wear-resistant ceramic vertical. It is also eyeing space, defence, automobile and power distribution segments for the technical ceramic vertical.