Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Inviting application for 11th National Petrochemical Awards

Posted On: 03 NOV 2021 4:53PM by PIB Delhi

The Government of India has announced the National Policy on Petrochemicals in April 2007. The policy envisions the development of value added, quality petrochemical products at globally competitive prices using eco-friendly processes and technologies as well as Innovation of newer application and products with focus on sustainable development.

The National Petrochemicals Awards, an initiative by the Department is aimed to felicitate and recognize the innovative efforts of renowned scientists, researchers and industrialists in the broad areas of Polymer Science & Technologies.

The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals has now invites applications under 13 categories (details annexed) for the 11th edition of the awards to be presented for the year 2020-21. The applications may be submitted both by online mode. The last date for submission of applications through online mode is 31st December, 2021

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  • Innovation in Polymeric Materials.
    • New Polymers, Blends & Alloys, filled materials, fibers, Polymer Composites and Nano-Composites, Smart Materials etc.
    • New Additives, Compounds for newer & special applications in defence & space.
    • Non-coventional application/replacement of conventional materials (e.g. Metal & Ceramics etc.).
    • Materials for Additive Manufacturing Technologies
  • Innovation in Polymeric Products.
    • New / creative product design.
    • Non-conventional application / Replacement of conventional materials (eg. Metals, Ceramics etc).
    • Modification of product design for performance improvements.
    • Application in defence & space.
    • Enhancement in the working environment, life cycle, energy efficiency, recyclability etc.
  • Innovation of Polymer Processing Machinery, Equipment, Robotics & Automation.
    • Development of innovative/eco-friendly processing techniques.
    • Modification of machinery for higher Efficiency / Productivity / Automation.
    • Energy conservation, product quality improvement.
    • Improvement & design of moulds, dies and auxiliary equipments.
    • Development and Application of Robotics & Automation in different polymer processing techniques. Development in material movement system
    • Improvement in moulding & post-moulding operations.
    • Development of low cost, energy efficient, polymer testing equipments.
    • Modification of Single Use Plastics (SUP) Machinery for alternative use.
  • Innovation in Polymer Waste Management
    • Newer technology in plastic waste utilization into products/energy recovery.
    • Recycling Technology.
    • Plastic waste collection, segregation techniques.
    • Product design for improved recyclability.
  • Innovation in Green Polymeric Materials & Products
    • Biopolymers.
    • Biodegradable / compostable Polymers.
    • Time controlled degradation.
    • Green material filled polymers.
    • Biodegradability evaluation techniques.
  • Innovation in Packaging Techniques including Creative Design
    • Emerging Packing Technologies
    • Smart Packaging.
    • New compound for replacement of multi-layered packages.
    • Packaging for defence.
    • Creative design for improved recyclability.
    • Packaging for improved shelf life.
    • Consumer convenience.
    • Stability on shelves for easy storage
  • Polymers in Agriculture and Water Conservation
    • Water transportation, mulching, canal lining, drip irrigation, sprinkler system, low tunnels, poly house etc.
    • Controlled release system for fertilizer, pesticides, micronutrients, etc.
    • Innovative packaging for agriculture, floriculture and horticultural produce.
    • Controlled permeability films & packaging for improved shelf life
    • Novel Usage of plastics for food security.
    • Drinking water storage & transportation.
    • Polymer membrane for water purification /Desalination.
    • Devices for waste water, drainage, sewage treatment system.
  • Polymers in Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications
    • Affordable / cost effective implants, implements and devices.
    • New innovative products for medical application.
    • Polymer based new drugs delivery system
    • Polymer body implants.
    • Innovation in PPE Products
    • Innovation in ventilator, sanitizer etc.
  • Innovation in Petrochemicals and Newer Polymer Applications
    • Sustainable substitutes for chemical intermediates of fossil origin
    • Innovation in Crackers, Catalyst Complexes for better yield, Biodiesel.
    • Clean products targeting circular economy.
    • Energy Efficient Technologies for Upstream Petrochemical Industries.
    • Materials for Energy Storage & Conversion.
    • Innovation in Coatings for Oil & Gas pipelines.
  • Research in the field of Polymer Science & Technology
    • (for Research Students of Academic Institute / Research Lab)
    • Individual / Team of researchers in R & D Institutions & laboratories.
    • Original research work in polymeric material processing etc. leading to prototype development & future industrial applications.
  • Innovative “Start-up” venture in Polymer field.
    • New start-up polymer industry for market needs, export oriented units, units related to waste management and recycling producing innovative product, import substitute in additives etc.
    • “Start-up” with indigenous technologies.
    • Eco-friendly, cost effective product solution to improve life standards.
  • Best Employer in Petrochemical Sector.

(for R&D units / Manufacturing Industries with 3 consecutive years in operation & 20+ employees in role)

    • Employs qualified person from main stream / core subject.
    • Maintains low / no attrition rate
    • Treat employees fairly, responsive/respected and pays attention to employees well being, personal growth & develop professionally.
    • Encourage creativity and provide opportunities to try & learn new things.
    • Great work/life balance, benefits, compensation, autonomy, positive attitude and supportive & collaborative working atmosphere.
    • Strong leadership and transparent / direct / effective / timely communication.
  • Special Award for the Life Time Achievement in Petrochemicals.
    • The Lifetime Achievement Award in Petrochemicals to recognize members who have contributed significantly and demonstrated outstanding achievements and longevity, within the field of Petrochemicals





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