सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

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सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

Khurja

Overview

Khurja is a small Town in the Bulandshahar District of Western Uttar Pradesh. The Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata established it’s Khurja Centre in August 1981 under an assurance for continuous financial support from the Government of Uttar Pradesh. This Centre is functioning to cater to the needs of developing creaming and allied industries in the state, particularly to the Ceramic Industries in the Small Scale and Rural Sector. Khurja having a 600 year old tradition of pottery manufacturing has now become a centre of Ceramic Industry having more than 494 units in the small-scale sector and one of the largest whiteware clusters in India. In it’s journey of nearly Three Decades, This Centre of CGCRI has contributed to a great extent in the modernization and All round Development of Ceramic Industries in Khurja on energy efficiency & Cluster Development.

Areas of Research

Major Activities

  • R&D towards standardization, evaluation and optimized utilization of the country’s resources related to ceramic raw materials for ceramic wares.
  • To become a source of technical infrastructure
  • Energy conservation
  • Pollution control.
  • Waste Minimization
  • White-ware Cluster Development
  • Undertake Sponsored Projects
  • Development of appropriate rural technologies relevant to the social & economic needs of the country.
  • Training & Demonstration Programmes
  • Development of new low cost technologies by utilizing
    • Conventional Raw Materials
    • Non-conventional Raw Materials
    • Waste Raw Material.
    • Consultancy and technical assistance in
    • Solving day-to-day problems
    • Quality Improvement
    • Productivity Improvement
    • Product Design
    • Process Improvement
    • Energy Efficiency Improvement
    • Cost Reduction

Technology Developed

Major Achievements

Development of:-

  • Bone china porcelain.
  • Low maturing stoneware body for manufacturing crockery
  • Unglazed and glazed terracotta flooring and facing tiles.
  • Low cost rural sanitary ware.
  • Ceramic water filter candle from white and red burning clay.
  • High strength black pottery.
  • Glazed tableware by utilizing common clay.
  • Low temperature glaze and frit.
  • Different types of colour strength.
  • Wood fired high efficiency cook stove.
  • Matt glazed stoneware
  • Raw bone calcination kiln
  • Oil and gas fired chamber kiln for rural industry.
  • Gas fired furnace for making glass beads and jewellery decoration.
  • High alumina body for production of abrasive resistant tiles / ceramic ferrule etc.
  • Fast fired body for making crockery ware
  • Cordierite-Mullite kiln furniture.
  • T&D programme on different aspects in the field of ceramics.
  • Pad Printing Decoration Process
  • Low Thermal Cordierite Porcelain Cook Wares
  • Ultra Low Density Refractory Granules
  • Large Size Stone Ware Platters
  • Ceramic Heat Sink for LED bulbs

Projects

Ongoing Projects (2014-15)

S. No

Project

Sponsor

Principal Investigator

Co-Principal Investigator

1

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring at Khurja

UPPCB, Lucknow

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr. P Rama Rao

2

Upgradation of Bareilly Rural Terracotta Cluster through new Technology

Handicrafts Mega Cluster Mission, Min. of Textiles

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Yad Ram

3

History & Technological Status of Khurja Pottery Cluster

DST, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

K. C. Singh

4

Development of Ultra Low Density Refractory Granules for Kiln Car Trolleys

PCRA, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr. S. Roy

5

A Study on use of Fly Ash in Ceramics

NTPC, Dadri

Dr.L.K.Sharma

K. C. Singh

6

DST Centre for the Development of Waste Utilization Technologies for Ceramic Industries 

DST, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

K. C. Singh

7

Skill Upgradation Training Programme on Stoneware Pottery, Terracotta and Glass Beads

NBCFDC, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Yad Ram

8

Skill Up-Gradation of marginalized Artisans Through Door-step Training on High Value Terracotta Products making

NBCFDC, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Yad Ram

9

Promotion of Traditional Art & Craft- development of Terracotta Pottery – Three Clusters of Bijnor (U.P.)

NBCFDC, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Yad Ram

10

Providing Technical Assistance to Rohtash Pottery Cluster

KVIC, Patna

Dr.L.K.Sharma

K. C. Singh

11

Skill Upgradation T&D Programe for Rural Artisans of Rohtash Pottery Cluster

 KVIC, Patna

Dr.L.K.Sharma

K. C. Singh

12

Energy Efficiency Performance Indicators & bench makers for the Ceramic Sector

M/s ICF Consulting India Pvt.Ltd., New Delhi 

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr. S. Roy

 

Completed Projects

Sl. No.

Title of Project

Duration

Source of Funding

Principal Investigator

Co-Investigator

1

White-ware Cluster Development

2005-09

Ministry of MSME, Govt of India

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri K.C.Singh

2

Energy Savings through the Use of Roller Head Jigger in Fabricating Pottery Wares

2005-07

PCRA, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr.C.S.Prasad

3

Technology Up gradation of Ceramic Cluster at Khurja

2005-07

PCRA, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr.C.S.Prasad

4

Design & Development of Low Capacity LAP Burners for Ceramic / Pottery Industry at Khurja (jointly IIP, Dehradun and CGCRI, Khurja) – PCRA, N. Delhi

2005-10

IIP Dehradun

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr.C.S.Prasad

5

Flue Gas Analysis – PCRA, N. Delhi

2006-07

PCRA,New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri D.P.Karmakar

6

Bone China Waste utilization for manufacturing decorative tiles

2006

In House (CGCRI)

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri D.P.Karmakar

7

Visit of Khurja Entrepreneurs to Gujarat Cluster

2006

PCRA, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr.C.S.Prasad

8

Construction and Supply of Portable Gas Fired Furnace for making Glass Beads to Artisans at Purdilpur

2005

In House Project (CGCRI)

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr.C.S.Prasad

9

Feasibility Report on Setting up Testing Laboratory and Training-cum-Production Center at Bikaner

2005-06

RUDA, Govt. of Rajasthan

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr.C.S.Prasad

10

Reducing Kiln Car Mass through Modification to Improve Fuel Efficiency

2006-09

PCRA, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri D.P.Karmakar

11

Development of Fast Fired Body through Firing in Gas fired Roller Hearth Kiln

2006-08

UNIDO, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr.C.S.Prasad

12

Training & Demonstration Programme on Glass Beads making

2006

Uttar Pradesh Bhumi Sudhar Nigam, Lucknow

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri Yad Ram

13

Indigenous Development of Roller Head Jigger Machine for Table Ware industries of Khurja

2008-10

PCRA, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr.C.S.Prasad

14

Consultancy Project for Utilization of Waste Calcium Hydroxide in Ceramic Industries

2008

M/s Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Ltd., Greater Noida

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri D.P.Karmakar

15

Training on Glass Beads and Glass Beaded Jewelry making

2008

NBCFDC, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri Yad Ram

16

Training on Glass Beads and Glass Beaded Jewelry making

2009

NRDC, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri Yad Ram

17

Design & Development of Energy Efficient Kiln for Ceramic Industries with Focus on Improvement in the working of Existing Tunnel Kiln at Khurja

2006-10

RDCIS, SAIL, Ranchi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr.C.S.Prasad

18

State Initiated Design Centre on Glass and Ceramics

2006-10

D.C.(Handicraft), Govt. of India New Delhi

Director

Scientist-incharge

19

Soft Intervention of Glass Beads Cluster of Meerut, Sponsored by

2011

DIC, Meerut

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri Yad Ram

20

Flue Gas Analysis in the Oil and Gas Fired Fhuttle & Tunnel Kilns in Khurja

2011

PCRA, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri D.P. Karmakar

21

Waste Minimization in Ceramic Sector (Whiteware Units at Khurja) – WMC Extension Phase III (Insulator).

2013

National Productivity Council, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr.C.S.Prasad

22

Waste Minimization in Ceramic Sector (Whiteware Units at Khurja) – WMC Extension Phase III (Crockery).

2013

National Productivity Council, New Delhi

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr.C.S.Prasad

23

Development of Lead free Frits & Glazes for Jaipur Blue Pottery and Training to artisans, Sponsored by

2013

RUDA, Jaipur

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri Yad Ram

24

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring at Khurja

2007-15

UPPCB, Lucknow

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri D.P. Karmakar

25

Training on Chemical Analysis and Physical Testing of Ceramic Raw Materials and Product

2014

Institute of Research Development & Training (IRDT), Govt. of Uttar Pradesh

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri D.P. Karmakar

26

Training on Chemical Analysis and Physical Testing of Ceramic Raw Materials and Product

2014

Sponsored by the participants

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Dr. C.S. Prasad

27

Tech. Asst. for Establishment of CFC at Khurja,

2015

KHSWA

Dr.L.K.Sharma

Sri K.C. Singh

28

Skill development Training Through Training-cum-Demonstration for Ceramics and Glass Sector Society

2017

Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation, Govt. of Rajasthan

Dr. L.K. Sharma

Sri K.C. Singh

29

Indigenous Development of Ceramic Heat Sink for LED Bulbs

2017

CSIR-MSME

Dr. L.K. Sharma

Sri D.P. Karmakar

Infrastructure Facilities

  • Chemical Analysis.
  • Physical Analysis.
  • Firing Facilities.
  • Grinding Facilities.
  • Pressing Facilities.
  • Trouble Shoot Team.
  • Technical Information.
  • Training cum demonstration Facilities in Stoneware/Bone China Ware/Glass Beads Making/ Refractories Manufacturing.
    Presently Institute is working on following parameters for the up-gradation of white ware cluster:
  • Quality & Certification.
  • Process Improvement.
  • Consistency in Product.
  • Firing Rejection.
  • Energy Saving.
  • Cost Analysis.
  • Low Thermal Mass Kiln Cars.
  • Knowledge Enhancement of Workman & Supervisors.
  • Product Design Improvements.
  • Awareness on packing, Calibration & Export Promotion.

Scientists

Dr. L K Sharma, Chief Scientist & Scientist-in-Charge

Dr. Somenath Roy

Dr. P Rama Rao

Technical/Support Staff

Name Designation Expertise
Sri K.C. Singh Principal Technical Officer Traditional Ceramics
Sri Vipin Kumar Technical Officer
Sri S.K. Prasad Senior Technician(2) Ceramic formulation processing
Sri Anurag Singh Technician(2) Physical Analysis
Administration
Sri Shabudeen ASO (F&A) Finance & Accounts

Contact

Dr L.K.Sharma

Scientist In-charge

CSIR-CGCRI Khurja Centre

G T Road, Khurja 203131 (Uttar Pradesh)

Ph: +91 5738245433 / 232501

T-fax: 245081

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