MYK Laticrete’s modern, and uniquely designed Research and Development center is located adjacent to its Hyderabad, MYK Laticrete India manufacturing facility. The Research Centre’s mission is to bring the technology close to the customer by developing innovative, cost effective, user and eco-friendly products for Tile and Stone Installation System with high level of quality, by using the latest technology and resources. The facility is equipped with state of the art instruments and testing machines to evaluate and develop innovative tile and stone installation products. The uniqueness of our R & D center lies in the fact that we are capable of carrying out all the testing and specifications related to tile and stone installation technology that are used across the globe. This unique feature gives us the advantage of providing complete technology support to all our International Laticrete® partners in all 5 continents. R & D houses a dedicated “International R&D Services Department” (IRDS) based in India. This department manages and give proactive support in general to all Laticrete® R&D activities outside the USA and Canada, (International). The exchange of information and technology mobility between our Laticrete® partners enrich our knowledge base and enable us to provide customized solutions to the specific markets and customers and create market edge in the present competitive world. We have expertise and infrastructure to carry out the following standards and specifications of tile and stone installation techniques.
1. Complete test methods of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A 118 series for tile adhesive and grouts.
2. Complete test methods of EN standards for tile adhesive and grouts.
3. Complete test methods of ISO standards for tile adhesive and grouts.
4. Complete test methods of British standards (BS 5960) for tile adhesive and grouts.
5. Complete test methods of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS 15477) for tile adhesive.
6. Other customized/In-house test facilities for more than 100 tests.
The R & D center is manned by well trained professionals with 100 + man years of international experience and exposure in tile and stone installation technology development and testing. The center is accredited with ISO 9001 2015 quality certification.
In addition to the innovative technology development we add value to our customers in the following areas:
– Incorporate green concept and environmental friendly technology to our product line
– Technical empowerment of internal and external customers on our products
– Provide technical support and demonstration at the customer site
– Provide new testing tools for the customers to evaluate the products at the site
– Specification development for uniform and consistent product quality
– Be active member of professional organizations to promote the new technology
– Remediate quality issues with a focus on root causes and sustainable solutions