Greeting・Official introduction

Message from the President

Message from the President 60 years after the first production of Polyurethane foam in Asia, The International Polyurethane Technology Foundation was established in 2014.
This is the first foundation in Japan for research grants targeting the polyurethane-based polymer field, and is promoting research grants aimed at further development of polyurethane.

Recently, the polyurethane industry is expected to contribute significantly to industrial growth through diverse development. At the same time it has been facing various environmental issues including safety, cleanness, ecology, and energy savings. Therefore, the entire industry must meet social requirements and issues such as global environmental conservation.

Aiming to help researchers engaged in studies in polymer chemistry and related fields with their research activities and thus contribute to academic development, we strive to conduct support activities to help further develop research on polyurethane and foster human resources for future development in the polyurethane industry.

Officer's List

Officer Name Position
Councilor Soichi Inoue Chairman, INOAC Corporation
Councilor Dr. Masao Inoue Professor emeritus, The University of Electro-Communications
Councilor Dr. Chuya Kato Professor emeritus, Mie University
Councilor Dr. Shinji Inagaki Aichi Institute of Technology,
Professor emeritus and Advisor
Councilor Dr. Masahiro Ohshima Professor, Kyoto University
Councilor Dr. Kenji Urayama Professor, Kyoto Institute of Technology
Councilor Takao Hidai Former Director, INOAC Corporation
President Koji Ito Director, INOAC Corporation
Director Dr. Mutsuhisa Furukawa Professor emeritus, Nagasaki University
Representative, Nagasaki Polyurethane
Technology Research Center
and Polyurethane Research Group
Director Dr. Eisuke Yamada Vice-president and Special appointment professor
at Aichi Institute of Technology
Director Dr. Hiroshi Uyama Professor, Osaka University
Director Dr. Bungo Ochiai Professor, Yamagata University
Director Dr. Iwao Ishino Professor emeritus, Nagoya University
Director Kikujou Yamasita Former director, Nagoya Industries Promotion Corporation
Advisor, Techno Plaza Nagoya 88
Director Toyohiko Okina COO, INOAC Corporation
Director Kenjiro Miwa Representative Director, INOAC Corporation
Director Shintaro Ideta Judicial Scrivener
Auditor Kenji Tamazawa Taxation accountant
Auditor Keisuke Umemura Taxation accountant