MIDLAND, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two innovative technologies from Dow (NYSE:DOW), the world’s leading materials science company, were recognized with 2020 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group. The annual awards program recognizes the organizations, products and people that bring new ideas to life.
“We innovate to create products and services that surpass customer expectations on performance and that are simultaneously sustainable. These innovations deliver solutions across the entire value chain and bring value to our shareholders,” said A.N. Sreeram, senior vice president, Research & Development, and chief technology officer for Dow. “We appreciate the Business Intelligence Group recognizing the creativity of our talented Dow teams responsible for these innovations – innovations offering better performance with clear sustainability benefits.”
Learn more about Dow’s award-winning technologies below:
DOWSILTM TC-3015 Reworkable Thermal Gel is the world’s first thermal conductive silicone gel designed for smartphone re-workability. It enables more sustainable assembly and recycling of consumer and communications electronics while addressing the critical thermal management needs of these devices. Re-workability allows for easy device disassembly to limit discarding of flawed units during manufacturing, to facilitate device repair and to enable better end-of-life separation of components for recycling.
ECOFASTTM Pure Sustainable Textile Treatment is a breakthrough technology that enables unique, brighter colors on cotton textiles while helping address sustainability challenges in the industry, including water quality and water consumption. This patented technology decreases the process chemicals needed to dye cotton fabric by up to 90 percent, which can help reduce the likelihood of pollution in wastewater streams. ECOFAST Pure also reduces the use of water, dye, and energy in the dyeing process and meets the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Roadmap to Zero Programme standards.
“Innovation has become a major theme for organizations across virtually all industries and this year’s winners are a testament to the creativity, passion and perseverance of individuals worldwide,” said Maria Jimenez, chief operating officer of the Business Intelligence Group. “We are thrilled to be honoring Dow as they are leading by example and making real progress on improving the daily lives of so many.”
Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.