Purpose of establishment
Polyurethane has a long history, and since it was first commercialized in Germany in 1937, a wide variety of polyurethane products such as foam, rubber (elastomer), fiber, synthetic leather, adhesives, paints, have been manufactured. In addition, it can provide various contradictory functions such as elasticity / shock absorption, heat insulation / heat transfer, sound absorption / sound insulation and so on, and are widely used for daily items, clothing, logistics, automobile parts, information equipment, and various industrial materials by various developments over the years.
Polyurethanes are expected to continue to contribute significantly to further development of the industry dealing with advanced and complex social demands, while addressing environmental issues such as safety, environment, clean, ecology, and energy conservation. Thus we need to respond to social demands and issues such as global environmental protection. The foundation was established with the aim of further development of polyurethane technology and human resources.
Our goal is to contribute to the development of the polymer field in the world by providing research grants to institutions and individuals conducting basic research and applied research on polymer chemistry mainly composed of polyurethane through sponsorship, cooperation or cosponsorship of research meetings related.
Description of activities
- Providing research grants
We provide research grants to universities, research institutions and individuals that are contributing or considered to contribute to the growth and environment-friendly research and development of polyurethane technologies.
- Hosting, co-hosting and supporting research forums on polyurethane technologies
We bear expenses for the International Polyurethane Forum and other conferences for presentation of studies on polyurethane by hosting, co-hosting and supporting them.
|Dec 1, 2014:||Established International Polyurethane Technology Foundation|
|May 18–19, 2015:||Organized International Polyurethane Forum 2015|
|Feb, 18, 2016:||Sponsorship for Polyurethane Forum, "Think about polyurethane 17"|
|Mar, 2016:||1st Research grant|
|Jun, 2016:||Started 2nd Research grant application|
|Mar 17, 2017:||Sponsorship for Polyurethane Forum, "Think about polyurethane 18"|
|Mar, 2017:||2nd Research grant|
|Jun, 2017:||Started 3rd Research grant application|
|Jun 12, 2017:||1st Research grant report presentation|
|Professor Shuhei Seki, Kyoto University|
|Professor Akinori Takasu, Nagoya Institute of Technology|
|Mar 20, 2018:||Sponsorship for Polyurethane Forum, "Think about polyurethane 19"|
|Mar, 2018:||3rd Research grant|
|Jun, 2018:||Started 4th Research grant application|
|Aug 30, 2018:||2nd Research grant report presentation|
|Associate professor Yoshihiro Yamashita, Osaka Seikei College|
|Associate professor Hiroto Murakami, Nagasaki University|
|Mar 22, 2019:||Sponsorship for Polyurethane Forum, "Think about polyurethane 20"|
|Mar, 2019:||4th Research grant|
|August 28, 2019:||3rd Research grant report presentation|
|Assistant Professor Mikihiro Hayashi, Nagoya Institute of Technology|
|Professor Kazuo Tanaka, Kyoto University|
|December, 2019:||Acquired certification as a public interest foundation|