Toray opens water research centre in India

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Japan’s Toray Industries Inc has opened the Toray India Water Research Center in Chennai, India.

IIT Madras Research Park, home to Toray India Water Research Center.
IIT Madras Research Park, home to Toray India Water Research Center.

Located in the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) Research Park, the new Toray centre will conduct joint research with IITM into using water treatment membranes for sewage reuse technologies. IITM has been ranked first in the Indian government’s National Institutional Ranking Framework for the past four years and has a solid record in water treatment.

Toray’s new centre and IITM will together formulate plans for developing business by demonstrating an energy-saving wastewater reuse and water purification system employing water treatment membranes, with a view to deployment around India.

Toray will leverage the new centre to boost its water treatment technology development capabilities and innovate products for local needs serving fast-growing water treatment demand in India. At the same time, Toray and IITM will collaborate closely in joint research and demonstration work for wastewater reuse technology using the company’s water treatment membranes.

The Toray Singapore Water Research Center, which opened in August 2009, will work with the new facility in India to foster R&D that expands the company’s water treatment business in Southeast and South Asia.