APTC has an outstanding environment to encourage research activities. These centers provide aspiring researchers a perfect ambience to pursue their goals efficiently. APTC has established 03 research centers which are on par with international standards; thus enabling frontline researchers to execute their research goals in-line with the needs of the regions of the country.

APTC is recognized by Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, and various other governmental institutions for successful accomplishment of numerous R & D projects in various streams of Plastics Engineering & Technology.

One of the major strengths of APTC is its ability in building and nurturing sophisticated research facilities in-house and working towards the mission of being a Global R & D hub in India as well as in abroad. In this direction the institution has established exclusive Schools for Advanced Research in Polymers (SARP) at Chennai (APTC : School for Advanced Research in Polymers (SARP) - ARSTPS), Bhubaneswar (APTC : School for Advanced Research in Polymers (SARP) - LARPM) and Bengaluru (APTC : School for Advanced Research in Polymers (SARP) - APDDRL); these advanced research laboratories focus on developing working prototypes and find solutions to engineering problems thereby improving the quality of human life.