Chennai, 18th November 2023::Coromandel International Limited (BSE: 506395, NSE: COROMANDEL), India’s leading agri solutions player, has today unveiled its Coromandel Nanotechnology Center at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, which will support its efforts towards the development of a wide range of nano-enabled agro-inputs for plant nutrition and crop protection. The Center will be the sixth R&D facility of Coromandel and the second Tech Centre which will focus on the development of next-generation agri-inputs, the first being Coromandel’s research facility in Monash Academy, IIT Bombay.
The Nanotechnology Center is fully equipped with high-end equipment & research tools for carrying out cutting-edge R&D work for synthesis, characterization, biosafety testing and evaluation of nano-products. The Center will facilitate the wider application of nano-inputs in agriculture by disseminating scientific data and knowledge to farmers, scientists, and policymakers. The Center will also serve as the central laboratory for all nano-products of Coromandel to ensure full compliance with regulatory guidelines. It will also have the capability to develop wide range of bioproducts.
Earlier this year, the company launched Nano DAP, which has received an encouraging response from the farming community. Recently, it has also developed a unique Nano Urea formulation containing 12% N (w/w), which is undergoing extensive farmer trials. The company is in the process of setting up an integrated Nano products manufacturing facility at Kakinada.
Speaking on the occasion, Coromandel’s Executive Vice Chairman Mr. Arun Alagappan said, “The Coromandel Nanotechnology Center is a unique facility established to drive Coromandel’s efforts in nanotechnology in agriculture. This will enable high quality research in nano space and is in line with various Government initiatives to promote innovation and use of technology. This is a major step towards strengthening India’s R&D capabilities for development of efficient plant nutrition and protection solutions.”