Hindustan Photo Films Manufacturing Company Ltd is a Public Sector Undertaking, under the Department of Heavy Industry. The company manufactures and markets their fleet of products under the brand name 'INDU', which in Sanskrit means Silver. They also manufactures Industrial X-ray films, Graphic Arts films for the printing sector, Bromide Paper and Roll films for the Photographic sector, Aerial Film for the Defense sector and Inkjet papers for the Digital Market. Their mainline products are the medical diagnostic films viz. Medical X-ray, Medical Imaging Film, Mammographic film, scanner film etc.
The company is the only company having integrated manufacturing facility with Government investment of about Rs 700 crores and also the only integrated manufacturer of Photo sensitized goods in the whole of South East Asia. They are the only company with the technology for manufacture of Medical X-ray, Graphic Arts and Black and White products of international standards. The company is headquartered in Ootacamund, India.
Hindustan Photo Films Manufacturing Company Ltd was incorporated in the year 1960 with vision to make India self reliant in the field of Photo sensitized goods. The company was established mainly to supply raw cine films to the motion picture industry, x-ray films for medical and defence purposes and special photographic material for professional and amateur photographers, which were earlier being imported.
The company received the ISO 9002 certification for possession and maintenance of best quality systems and also for new Polyester X-ray film plant, by Quality Assurance Systems, affiliated to the National Accreditation of Certification Bodies, UK.
In April 1977, the company commissioned their Polyester base medical X-Ray, Industrial X-Ray and Graphic Arts Films plant. The company developed a new prototype for Resin coated Bromide Paper, Antihalo for Graphic Arts Laser film, Liquid Chemistry for colour paper and colour film.
During the year 2007-08, the company entered into a MoU with the DHI, envisaging achievement of production and sales of Rs 18 crore and Rs 17 crore respectively. During the year 2008-09, they entered into a MoU with the DHI, envisaging achievement of production and sales of Rs 19 crore and Rs 20 crore respectively.
During the year, the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under the Ministry of Science & Technology accorded extension of recognition to R&D for a further period of 3 years upto March 2012. The company made a contact with Projects and Equipment Corporation Ltd, a Gol undertaking, to explore the possibility of exporting the products through their International contacts.
During the year 2009-10, the company entered into a MoU with the DHI, envisaging achievement of production and sales of Rs 26 crore each. The company launched a new product Red Laser Scanner Film.