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SMITA Funding  

The SMITA group, estd.in 2000, has significant funding from both government and Indian industry. We gratefully acknowledge the following partners for their financial support under various R&D projects and assignments.

 Government of India funding agencies:

  • Department of Science and Technology (DST)
  • DRDO
  • CSIR
  • MHRD

Industry funding:      

  • Resil Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
  • Pluss Polymers, Gurgaon
  • Mahle Filter Systems (India) Ltd., Gurgaon
  • SRF Ltd., Chennai
  • Reliance Industries Ltd., Mumbai
  • Sterilite Optical Technologies Ltd., Aurangabad
  • Aditya Birla Management Corperation Ltd., Mumbai
  • Thai Acrylic Ltd., Thailand    
  • Century Enka, Pune       

  R & D projects carried out by SMITA group

  • Instrument for generating atmospheric pressure uniform glow discharge plasma suitable for applications in textile.
  • Research program on Smart and Innovative Textile (SMITA).
  • Development of auto functional clear/cloud glazing windows using stimuli sensitive polymers suitable for desert environment.
  •  Feasibility study on the development of encapsulated phase change materials (PCM) at near body temperature for use in protective clothing. 
  • Process Simulation of solution spinning processes in man-made fibre manufacturing.
  • Development of Reinforced laminates using Bhindi Fibres.  
  • Smart membranes for protective clothing.
  • Electrospinning of nanofibers.
  • Development of fibres based on nylon clay nano-composite and studying the structure & properties of those fibres.
  • Improvement of S&T infrastructure in the area of high performance clothing & speciality textile.
  • Environmentally responsive Textile materials.  
  • Project on Extreme Winter Clothing.   
  • Development of a process for plasma treatment of tyre cord fabrics.
  • Plasma treatment of polyester substrates and their evaluation.
  • Optical Fibre Manufacturing based on PMMA.
  •  Atmospheric pressure glow plasma treatment of cellulosic textiles.   
  • Feasibility of polymerizing modified PAN for acid dye-able acrylic fibers.  
  • Polymer web development by electrospinning for automotive filters.
  • Product and process development in nylon-6.    
  • Development of wound antimicrobial dressing material.
  • Development of polymeric floaters.
  • PAN Precursor Yarns.
  • Development of new generation softener.   
  • Development of modified POY PET filament yarns.