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BASF to unveil research, technology center for battery materials in Japan

CTBR Staff Writer Published 28 February 2013

German chemical company BASF plans to unveil a new Research and Development Laboratory and an Application Technology Center for Battery Materials in Amagasaki, Japan.

The company noted that the laboratory will focus on researching electrolytes and electrode materials for high-performance batteries, as part of its global R&D network.

BASF Battery Research and Electrochemistry vice president Andreas Fischer said that the new Amagasaki Battery Materials Lab will allow the company to expand its R&D network as well as the industry in Japan.

"Our aim is to develop innovative materials for high-performance batteries that will significantly improve battery performance for electric cars and consumer applications," added Fischer.

The Application Technology Center will enhance service and develop tailor-made solutions for the battery industry in the country.

Both the facilities are scheduled to be completely operational by the end of 2013.

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