Greeting・Official introduction

Message from the President

Message from the President In the 60th anniversary of the first polyurethane foam production in Asia, the International Polyurethane Technology Foundation was established as a general incorporated foundation in 2014, and has become a public interest incorporated foundation in 2019.

This is the first foundation in Japan for research grants targeting polymer field mainly composed of polyurethane and this foundation is promoting promote the business for public interest purposes aiming at the further development of the polyurethane research.

Polyurethane is a superior material that can be provided with a wide variety of functions, and is a dreamy polymer material that can be expected to grow further. For further growth and promotion of polyurethane, we support development of the polymer chemistry field and human resources worldwide through sponsorship, cooperation or cosponsorship of research meetings related to polyurethane.

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
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
Auditor Kenji Tamazawa Taxation accountant
Auditor Keisuke Umemura Taxation accountant