BASF director snags international award

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Roberta Magarotto, director of development at BASF Construction Chemicals Europe, was honored for her contributions to the concrete technology and chemical industries on Wednesday.

The Committee for the Organization of International Conferences presented the award to Magarotto during the International Conference on Superplasticizers and Other Chemical Admixtures in Concrete in Ottawa, Canada.
The award recognizes internationally known scientists, engineers and researchers who have made significant and sustained contributions in the subject area of the current conference.

Magarotto joined BASF in 1994 after receiving a degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University Ca’Foscari in Venice. Her research work is focused on concrete additives, especially on the development of new water-reducing polymers and on new technologies for the construction industry.

Her team at BASF was first to develop water-reducing additives for concrete based on polycarboxylate ether. – a technology with a growing demand worldwide.

BASF’s Construction Chemicals division provides advanced chemical solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation projects.

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