Evonik Industries to expand its research and development center in Mumbai.

Germany-based chemical manufacturer, Evonik Industries, plans to setup its research and development center in Mumbai.  Evonik will be operating its 11 business units in the sub-continent from Mumbai R&D center.

Evonik has doubled its laboratory space in Mumbai R&D center. The center will develop Eudragit formulations and drug delivery technologies for global customers. Eudragit is a neutral-tasting coating, ensures that the active ingredients of drugs are released in the human body at the appropriate place and time.

The enlarged laboratory's equipment includes fluidized bed coating units and drum coaters, tablet presses and dryers, and analytical capabilities for testing disintegration, resistance to breaking, hardness, and stability.