Pune, Feb 3 – The Modular, Agile, Intensified & Continuous (MAGIC) Process Lab has started functioning in Pune from today.
The Union Minister for Science & Technology & Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, inaugurated the unique MAGIC Process Lab at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL) Pune last evening.
The Minister has said that, “The MAGIC processes and plants will bring about a paradigm shift in the way in which India’s Fine and Specialty Chemicals industry will operate in the future. Over the past three decades, the global fine and speciality chemicals industry has shifted manufacturing base from the western world to countries like India and China.
The MAGIC processes developed in CSIR-NCL can radically change currently practiced process technologies into modern processes that are cleaner, greener, safer, compact, scalable and economical. As a result, the MAGIC processes have the potential to transform the country into a global powerhouse in this important sector, thus enabling the country to increase its contribution to global production of chemicals from the current levels of 3 to 5% over the next few years.”He consequently called upon the Indian chemical Industry to work closely with this National facility to realize this goal.