One of the main functioning of Laboratories is Research & Development in the area of textiles. The Mumbai Laboratory along with CTRL (Now CIRCOT) carried out an R&D on Flame retardant textile for Ministry of Defence. In this process, a new patented method of Phosporization of Cotton was developed. Many of the officials of the laboratory have worked on R&D projects which lead to their gaining higher qualifications like M. Sc. and Ph D.
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