Royal DSM, TE Heerlen, The Netherlands, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Electrical Research & Development Association (Erda), Makarpura, Vadodara, India, a cooperative research institution created by the Indian electrical industry and utilities, to cover basic research in the field of electrical applications.
DSM has a strong record of development and production of engineering plastics for electrical applications, and is a global supplier of high performance polyamides and polyesters for the sector; Erda has state-of-the-art test facilities dedicated to the electrical industry. Both organizations share a strong commitment to in-depth research by highly qualified people, and expect mutually beneficial collaboration across several disciplines.
DSM and ERDA will cooperate in three areas in particular: firstly, they will engage in joint development projects on various topics of mutual interest, focusing on new innovations and studies that can have a positive impact on the environment, performance and affordability; secondly, technology testing programs will be established to prove that materials meet application requirements; and finally, exchange programs will be set up to enhance the capabilities and knowledge of both organizations.
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