BASF introduces new R&D team admixture solutions in Japan

BASF introduces new R&D team for admixture solutions in Japan

11:54 AM, 20th September 2016
BASF introduces new R&D team for admixture solutions in Japan
Scientists from the R&D team (left) Dr Harutake Imoto and Hiromitsu Koyama, in the laboratory discussing their latest research on admixture technology.

TOKYO, JAPAN: BASF SE has introduced a new research and development (R&D) team at the Chigasaki Technical Development Center (TDC), Japan. This new set-up further strengthens the center’s capabilities to develop and offer innovative solutions and new technologies to Japan and Asia Pacific customers in the construction industry.

This is comprised of a team of six scientists in the Chigasaki TDC, will first focus on specific innovation needs for improving durability properties of concrete, as well as new technologies to meet Japan’s most demanding construction requirements. The team will work very closely with a globally well-connected R&D network within BASF, to focus on innovations that increase productivity, durability and sustainability for the construction industry.

BASF’s construction chemicals division operates ten R&D centers globally including two in the Asia Pacific region, in China and Japan. In Japan, the division operates seventeen offices and production sites throughout the country.

“Innovation is the key driver of our company’s growth. We are building our R&D capacity to meet the growing needs of the construction industry, as well as to bring our R&D closer to our customers in Japan and across Asia Pacific,” said Takahiro Ikeda, director of construction chemicals, BASF Japan.

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