BASFopens research development center Battery Materials in Amagasaki, Japan

BASF opens R&D lab, application technology centre for battery materials in Japan

7:40 AM, 6th February 2014
BASF new research and development center n Amagasaki, Japan

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY/AMAGASAKI, JAPAN: BASF has opened Research and Development Laboratory and Application Technology Centre for Battery Materials in Amagasaki, Japan. The facility, located in the Amagasaki Research Incubation Centre (ARIC), is BASF’s first combined battery materials research and development (R&D) and application technology operation in Asia Pacific.

The Amagasaki laboratory will focus on developing electrolytes and electrode materials for high-performance lithium ion batteries as part of BASF’s global R&D network, leveraging technology platforms from around the world. In addition, the Amagasaki laboratory will run development programme jointly with Japanese customers. This will allow BASF to serve customer’s needs in Japan more quickly.

“The new Amagasaki Battery Materials Lab will enable us to extend our successful R&D network with research institutes and the battery manufacturing industry into Japan. The addition of Amagasaki to this global network demonstrates our ongoing commitment to advancing the battery materials industry,” said Dr Peter Schuhmacher, President, Process Research and Chemical Engineering, BASF.

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