Applied Chemistry Research Centre was established in 1989 by the up-gradation of Oils, Fats & Waxes Division that was setup in 1955 at PCSIR Laboratories, Lahore. This up-gradation was carried out in order to meet the increasing demands with time, taking into its folds the former Pharmaceutical Division, Agro-Industrial Division and Industrial Liasion Cell.

Main Areas Of Activities

Research & Development for the utilization of locally available raw materials to substitute the imported products such as agricultural chemicals, pesticides, leather, cosmetics, perfumes, lubricants, greases, pharmaceuticals, textile auxiliaries and dyes. Advisory and quality control services are also offered to various SME’s/ clients in different aforementioned fields.

Centre is also playing a vital role in human resource development in the form of provision of guidance and research facilities to the students of various universities and colleges for the degrees of B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., M.Phil. & Ph.D.

Main Sections Of The Centre

  • Industrial Chemicals
  • Leather
  • Oils, Fats & Cosmetics
  • Paper
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics & Polymers
  • Textile & Dyes

Service Sectors

  • Agricultural Chemicals Industry
  • Dye & Pigment Industry
  • Leather Industry
  • Oils, Fats & Cosmetics Industry
  • Paper Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Polymer & Plastic Industry
  • Textile Industry (Yarn, Fabric, Garment and Textile Auxiliaries)