Two innovative technologies from Dow were recognised with 2020 BIG Innovation Awards presented by the Business Intelligence Group. The annual awards programme recognises the organisations, 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 AN Sreeram, senior vice president, research and development, and chief technology officer for Dow.
“We appreciate the Business Intelligence Group recognising the creativity of our talented Dow teams responsible for these innovations – innovations offering better performance with clear sustainability benefits."
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 colours 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%, 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 organidations 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 honouring Dow as they are leading by example and making real progress on improving the daily lives of so many.”
Organidations 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.
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