CIPET has successfully accomplished many R&D projects in different disciplines in the field of Plastics Engineering & Technology. CIPET has been recognized by Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Department of Science & Technology and other Government Departments / Organizations.  In order to become a Global R&D Hub, 02 exclusive / dedicated R&D wings – (i) Advanced Research School for Technology & Product Simulation (ARSTPS) at CIPET, Chennai and (ii) Laboratory for Advanced Research in Polymeric Materials (LARPM) at CIPET Bhubaneswar have been established for undertaking joint collaborative research projects with the Indian industries/universities/institutions and Foreign as well. Recently CIPET has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with World renowned Universities / Institutions for collaborative research projects; faculty/ students exchange programs and formulation of standards and specifications.

 Unesp, Brazil
 Shanghai University, China
 Hannam University, South Korea
 Kyung Hee University, South Korea
 The Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres Lodz, Poland
 The CIATEQ, A.C. Advanced Technology Center
 University of Toronto (UoT), Canada
 Michigan State University (MSU), East Lansing, USA
 Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA
 University of Massachusetts (UMass), Lowell, USA
 ASTM International, Philadelphia, USA
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
 University of Guelph, Canada
 European bio-plastics and international Biodegradable products Institute, Europe
 European Higher Institute for the Enterprise and its Techniques (ISEETECH), Metz-France

The outcome of the research works carried out at R&D wings has helped the Indian plastic industries to use the new generation polymeric materials and also to introduce newer plastic products in all the key sectors of Indian Economy. CIPET will continue to focus and develop newer materials & products, import substitution mainly aimed at reducing the cost and improving the cost to performance balance which can certainly benefit plastics and allied industries.