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* Karlsruhe JointLab "IP3" transforms scientific know-how into superior applications and products * Partners cooperate on new processes and materials, e.g. for heterogeneous catalysis or organic electronics

Researchers from BASF and KIT jointly develop integrated processes to produce nanostructured functional materials

Germany | Posted on December 23rd, 2009

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and BASF SE have founded "IP3" (innovative products, intelligent particles, integrated processes), a joint laboratory for process technology in Karlsruhe. JointLab is run by the two partners on an equal footing, initially for a period of five years. Funds totaling around €8 million are provided by BASF, KIT and the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. In its introductory phase, the IP3 Team will comprise 20 research scientists including eleven PhD students; initially five institutes of KIT are incorporating their know-how and infrastructure in the cooperative venture. IP3 is organized on a decentralized basis to ensure that the partners' competences are effectively and efficiently utilized and to allow future needs-oriented expansion.

"We have established JointLab at the KIT with the aim of further intensifying the long history of excellent cooperation between Karlsruhe University and BASF's research units," emphasizes Professor Dr. Rainer Diercks, Head of BASF's Competence Center Research and Technology Chemicals. "If we want to pursue new directions in developing integrated processes leading from the feedstock to the finished material, we need a high level of competence in the field of particle technology and close-meshed cooperation within a team of interdisciplinary research scientists - requirements that are met outstandingly well by JointLab." Diercks sees numerous potential applications for the nanostructured functional materials being developed at IP3, for example in organic electronics, as pigments, agrochemicals and medicines or as catalysts.

"Only processes that are well understood can be purposefully developed and adapted to new applications. This is why the combination of principle-based research and application-focused development is particularly promising in these projects," explains Professor Dr. Gerhard Kasper, Head of the Gas Particles Systems division at the Institute of Mechanical Process Technology and Mechanical Engineering at KIT.

The researchers at JointLab are employing cutting-edge methodologies to investigate process components, allowing them to be subsequently upscaled and interconnected specifically for each application like a construction kit. The aim is to produce particulate materials with structures which, although extremely small, can be controlled very precisely by process management. Only the high accuracy and reproducibility of a nanoscale production process allows the optimally adapted functionality decisive for implementing many innovative product ideas. The scientists involved also see improved opportunities for sustainable production of known materials: precisely controllable processes utilize valuable raw materials economically and ensure the safe handling of nanoparticles right along the line to the packaged product.

For further information on the projects underway in the joint laboratory IP3 and the scientists involved, go to internet homepage www.ip3.de.

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About BASF
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €62 billion in 2008 and had approximately 97 ,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

About KIT

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a public corporation and state institution of Baden-Württemberg. It fulfills the mission of a university and the mission of a national research center of the Helmholtz Association. KIT focuses on a knowledge triangle that links the tasks of research, teaching, and innovation. Further information can be found at www.kit.edu.

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