Research & Technology | Asian Paints Sri Lanka

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researching excellence

Our range of exterior and interior products, coatings and systems leverage the latest technology incubated in our labs.

Our R & T has four main pillars of focus. We also frequently conduct forums, conferences, and think tanks in our fully functional auditorium. 

Our R & T has four main pillars of focus.

1. Product 

Our team of researchers and technicians work to constantly improve the performance of our products on a variety of parameters - to make them more durable, more adhesive, more washable, and more resistant to weathering and corrosion: the list goes on. 

2. Aesthetic

Our approach to aesthetics is two-fold: We strive to create the best and most extensive colour profile and matchless finishes. We also study fashion, trend and colour forecasts to tweak our product range. 

3. Environment

Asian Paints is committed to reviewing and reengineering formulations and manufacturing processes continuously to address environmental concerns.

4. Compliance

Our products are formulated and extensively tested to better the standards laid down by regulating bodies such as ASTM and EXOVA UK.


creating quality

  • Our range of interior products have the lowest VOCs in their class.
  • Our exterior products are specially formulated with exceptional anti-corrosiveness, anti-carbonation, weather resistance and high thermo plasticity, making them ideally suited for challenging weather conditions.
  • Our products are non toxic – they are free from heavy metals, lead and formaldehyde.
  • Our R & T has resulted in a range of highly washable products with excellent stain cleansing properties.

facilities for change

We have dedicated R & T laboratories for different functions. These include laboratories for paint development and testing for architectural and industrial applications, microbiology laboratories, modern instrumentation laboratory, resin and functional polymer development laboratory. The highlights of the  Asian Paints unit are a Quality Assessment Lab, Development Lab, daylight cabinet for colour matching, Scrub Resistance Tester.


a team of bright minds

Our state-of-the-art equipment is matched by the spark of human inspiration that has led to innovations and breakthroughs. We welcome the best talent and give our folks an atmosphere of inquiry and openness to thrive in. Regular innovation sessions are held to generate ideas which are then vetted for feasibility and actioned.

Our scientists provide product development support for short term business goals. They also work on long term projects where the thrust is on developing improved chemistry platforms for better product functionality.


committed to the future

To create excellence, we have invested substantially in R & T resources and infrastructure. In the years ahead, it will continue to hold the key to our performance. 


our vision of innovation

Asian Paints’ vision is to be a world-class, Research & Technology led organisation. Driven by innovation, Asian Paints is agile and responsive to changing customer and market needs, as well as evolving technology. Through R & T, we will align ourselves with future customer needs and drive expansion. Continuous R & T will enable us to grow bigger in size and better in quality.

These values will guide us on our journey:

  • Innovation
  • Agility
  • Customer focus
  • Integration
  • People


Our 75 years of experience gives us the expertise to help you in decorating your home. Our innovations in paint technology and our range of décor products with best-in-class features give you an edge. We reach out to customers in over 65 countries with exciting new colour and design concepts. Here’s a look at some recent key milestones in our journey towards bringing you better products. 

  • Asian Paints is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 Certified Company.
  • In 2017, Asian Paints received the Green Mark Gold Certification for Apex Ultima Protek.
  • In 2016, Asian Paints won the CIOB Green Mark Award – Gold for Interior Emulsion Paint.
  • Most of our products in the premium range are awarded with SLS Certificates.