Tata chemicals wins at the International Quality Innovation Awards
Marking India’s entry to the esteemed platform, Tata Chemicals becomes the only Indian company to get conferred
Mumbai: Tata Chemicals, an industry leader in science led products and solutions bagged the award in circular economy and carbon neutrality innovations category at the 15th edition of Quality Innovations Awards 2021. With India’s first time of participation amongst 17 other countries and a total of 561 innovations, Tata chemicals is the only Indian company to win at this international event. A total of 25 best innovation awards over various categories were awarded. The winning projects were judged on the basis of their novelty value, usability, learning, customer orientation and effectiveness.
Tata Chemicals’ prize-winning application titled “Wealth from Waste: Dead Batteries to Pigments – Cobalt aluminate” focused on converting hazardous metal extracted from waste Li-ion batteries into a value-added chemistry that also reduces the impact of mining and ecological damage. The innovation saw the successful synthesis of cobalt aluminate pigment using recovered cobalt and the aluminium used as raw material was sourced from recyclable alternatives such as used Li-ion batteries. The Total Solar Reflectance (TSR) values of these pigments are comparable to those made with virgin raw materials.
“At Tata Chemicals, we ensure that a continuous high quality innovation pipeline fuels growth for new & existing business. We are ecstatic that our application has been recognised on such a prestigious worldwide stage. This award will only serve to strengthen our commitment towards sustainable practices “said, Dr. Richard Lobo, Head-Innovation and CQH (Business Excellence), Tata Chemicals Ltd.
Tata Chemicals will continue to focus on science-led innovations, digitisation and sustainability as key pillars for their mission of Serving Society through Science. At present, the company has four centres for innovation and advancement in India, of which Rallis Innovation Chemistry Hub (RICH) and Agri-Biotech R&D Facility are located in Bengaluru. The other two are – Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre in Pune and Tata Chemicals R&D Centre in Mithapur. In the past the company has also been recognised by peers with CII’s India’s Top 25 Most Innovative Companies in 2019 and 2020, FICCI Product Innovator of the Year Award, Acharya P.C. Ray Award by the Indian Chemical Council, to name a few.