Indian tyre industry major JK Tyre & Industries has announced that its independent research Institute – “Hari Shankar Singhania Elastomer & Tyre Research Institute (HASETRI)” has received accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL) for outdoor regulatory testing as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
With this, HASETRI becomes the first Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO), recognised by DSIR, Government of India and an independent tyre Testing and Research Institute in India to receive such accreditation from NABL.
Under the scope for outdoor testing, the accreditation includes testing for Wet Grip and Coast by Noise for C1 (passenger) & C2 (light truck) category tyres as per the ECE R117 method. The indoor tyre testing facilities for regulatory requirements like Rolling Resistance, Endurance and dynamic growth etc., have already been accredited by NABL as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
Housed at the company’s world-class R&D hub – Raghupati Singhania Centre of Excellence (RPSCOE) in Mysuru, HASETRI is one of the leading research institutes in Asia in rubber and tyre technology. The centre has been working on introducing ground-breaking technologies and new products that cater to customers’ current and emerging needs across the world.
Dr R Mukhopadhyay, Director & CE- HASETRI, said, “This is a recognition of our persistent efforts to upgrade the tyre testing infrastructure in India in accordance with international standards. This is going to significantly add to our endeavour of bringing technologically advanced products and solutions for our customers in India and across the world. The primary goal of HASETRI is to foster the development and evolution of new technologies for rubber and allied industries, and we are going to continuously work towards driving innovation in this direction.”
Additionally, HASETRI’s Rolling Resistance test facility aligns with the European reference laboratory and has candidate laboratory status per the R117 requirement.