Tata Chemicals, a leading sustainable and science-led chemistry
solutions company, has been bestowed with one of the most prestigious awards in science – ICC Acharya P.C Ray Award for Development of Indigenous Technology for the advancements it has made in nano materials especially, Nano-zinc oxide (nZno). This accolade is a science excellence
milestone for the Company.
Nano zinc oxide is a product of Tata Chemicals’, developed with a vision to serve the society through science and offer innovative, science-led differentiated products and solutions not just to the customers but the nation, at large.
At the virtual felicitation ceremony organised by Indian Chemical Council – the apex national body representing the Chemical Industry in India, Dr. Richard Lobo, Head Innovation and CQH, Tata Chemicals spoke on the journey of developing the nano-technology, the commercialization and re-
directing of the portfolio recently towards the use of nZnO as an ingredient in face masks and PPE’s in the fight against covid-19.
Commenting on this remarkable achievement, Dr. Richard Lobo, Head Innovation and CQH, Tata Chemicals, said, “Born out of a mission to harness the potential of chemistry, as we serve society through Science, we have leveraged multi-disciplinary sciences, with customer centricity, to develop
solutions unmatched in Chemistry Excellence. We are deeply honoured to receive the ICC Acharya P.C. Ray Award, instituted in the memory of a doyen and visionary, who is regarded as the Father of Chemical Sciences in India and founder of the country’s first pharmaceutical company. ”
Tata Chemicals’ nZnO has been developed using nanotechnology innovations and a patented eco- friendly & sustainable process. The product is free of harmful heavy metal compounds, has antiviral & antimicrobial and UV blocking properties giving required performance at lower dosages which makes it a perfect example of excellent efficiency packed in nano units.
Because of its unique properties, Tata Chemicals nZnO is used for industrial, textile and cosmetic applications, including cosmetics, paints/coatings, adhesives, plastics and baby care products. The ICC Acharya P.C Ray Award for Development of Indigenous Technology is a category at the annual National Awards by Indian Chemical Council, the apex organisation of chemical manufacturers in India.
Nominations received are scrutinised by a team consisting of experts from
the industry, academia, national laboratories, etc. This award category recognises the technological advancements and contributions made by organisations in the field of science.