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Building Systems R&D Manager Appointed to ICRI TAC Committee

Published on 2009-02-25. Author : SpecialChem

SHAKOPEE, MN -- Frank Apicella, R&D Manager for BASF Construction Chemicals, has been appointed to a three year term on the Technical Activities Committee (TAC) of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI). Apicella's term began Jan. 1, 2009.

The TAC is responsible for development, dissemination and maintenance of technical information for ICRI members, customers and industry professionals. This includes oversight of all ICRI technical committees, the technical content of convention programs and review of technical documents prior to publication.

Apicella has been a member of ICRI for 13 years and is the previous chair of the Coatings and Waterproofing committee. He has more than 20 years of industry experience in the concrete repair and protection industry, including research and development, manufacturing, and technical service of grouts, adhesives, coatings, flooring and concrete repair materials. In addition to ICRI, he is an active member in the American Concrete Institute, Society for Protective Coatings, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, American Chemical Society and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Building Systems is the overall market leader of chemicals and building products for the construction industry. The Building Systems business of BASF Construction Chemicals is committed to providing quality products, systems and services designed to exceed the needs of construction professionals.

The company manufactures innovative products under nine well-known brands: Sonneborn®, Thoro®, MBT Protection and Repair®, Hydrozo®, Selby®, UCRETE®, SRS Flooring, Conica and CHEMREX®. These premier products provide joint sealant, waterproofing, grout, concrete repair, water repellent, performance flooring, surface adhesives and wall coating solutions for construction and renovation projects around the globe.

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of approximately $16.4 billion in 2007.

About BASF:

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. 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 has more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of almost €58 billion in 2007. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF

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