Central Coir Research Institute [COIR BOARD]

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    Kalavoor P.O.

    Alappuzha-688522, Kerala,

    ,

    India

    Tel: 914-772-258094

    Fax: 914-772-258415

    Dr. Uma Sankar Sarma

    uss_2000@yahoo.com

    http://www.ccriindia.org


    Description:

    C.C.R.I. a premier research institute of COIR BOARD, an autonomous body under Ministry of MS&ME, Govt. of India, has the facilities for testing wide-width tensile properties,grab strength,trapezoid tearing strength,AOS thickness,mass per unit area and deterioration of geotextiles on exposure to light and water as per ASTM standards.Testing of coir pith is done for its conductivity, NPK & CHOS content& phytosanitation. Indentation Hardness,Chloride,Sulphate content of Rubberized Coir mattresses.


    Products Tested:

    • ENVIRONMENTAL, BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS > Leachates
    • ENVIRONMENTAL, BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS > Water: ground water, wastewater, high purity, industrial effluent, saline recycled, rain, surface, process
    • TEXTILES AND FIBROUS MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS > Geotextiles
    • TEXTILES AND FIBROUS MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS > Textile products, finished products and apparel
    • TEXTILES AND FIBROUS MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS > Textile mill products
    • ANIMAL AND PLANT PRODUCTS > Agricultural products (excluding food)

    Lab Services:

    Product Performance

    Testing Services:

    Biological Testing , Chemical Testing , Chromatography , Geotechnical Testing , Mechanical Testing

    Equipment, Testing Capabilities, Applications:

    Testing equipment includes UTM (Universal Testing Machine) and Xeno test for measuring the characeristics of geotextiles as per ASTM standards. The equipment for testing the permeability of geotextiles is also installed and characterization by ASTM standards in in progress. Surface characterization is done using FT-IR Spectrophotometer and Scanning Electron Microscope. Analysis of coir pith is done using state-of- art equipments viz., Conductivity Meter, [C,H,N,S,O] analyzer, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, UV /Vis Spectrophotometer, HPLC, GC-MS and Colony Counter, Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) and Thermo Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA). The lab is also equipped with Refrizerated Ultracentrifuge, Freeze Drier, BOD Incubators, Laminar Air Flow, Autoclaves, and Muffle Furnace.

    Specific Tests Conducted:

    ASTM D4355 , ASTM D4751 , ASTM D4632 , ASTM D4595 , ASTM D4533 , ASTM D3776 , ASTM D1777 , IS13162 , IS14293 , IS14294 , AATCC1641998 , IS898 , IS8301 , IS9208 , IS11420 , IS12503 , IS14596

    Lab Accreditations/Evaluations:

    • 1.Recognized by Bureau of Indian Standards[BIS] for testing of rubberized coir mattresses. 2.Recognised by Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service [AQIS] for testing of coir pith.

    Staff:

    Total Staff 65

    Total number of Staff with PhDs 2

    Total number of PE/Scientists 8

    Total number of technicians 17

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