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.
|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|