Dow wins four 2020 Edison Awards for Breakthrough Technologies
Midland, Mich. – September 17, 2020 – Four breakthrough technologies from Dow (NYSE: DOW) were recognized with prestigious Edison Awards. The winners, selected from thousands of nominees, were announced on April 8, 2020. Dow received two silver and two bronze awards in the Materials Science and Engineering category.
Since 1987, the Edison Awards have honored the best in innovation and innovators. Being recognized with an Edison Award™ is one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success.
A.N. Sreeram, senior vice president, Research & Development, and chief technology officer, said, “Edison was one of the world’s greatest and most prolific inventors who had a tremendous influence on our modern-day conveniences. Like Dow, his inventions centered on market needs. It is an honor to receive these namesake innovation awards recognizing Dow technologies that solve customer and societal needs and create value for our shareholders.”
Learn more about Dow’s award-winning technologies below:
Silver - DOWSIL™ EC-6601 Electrically Conductive Adhesive won a silver award in the Materials Science and Engineering category and Adhesives subcategory. EC-6601 offers a step change in performance of electrically conductive adhesives, critical for emerging applications in autonomous driving, cameras and 5G base station applications. It provides high elongation, superior shielding, strong adhesion, durability and conductive performance.
Silver - DOWSIL™ EI-2888 Primerless Silicone Encapsulant earned a silver award in the Materials Science and Engineering category and Coating Materials subcategory. Dow’s novel patented catalytic system allowed us to create an inhibition-proof primerless silicone encapsulant for harsh environment lighting without compromising the optical performance in the final lighting application. This invention leads to more reliable assembly process in fewer steps for harsh environment luminaires, while also providing needed protection and a "lighter" luminaire design in terms of cost and weight.
Bronze - DIAMONDLOCK™ Polyurethane Adhesive for improved flooring installation won a bronze award in the Materials Science and Engineering category and Adhesives subcategory. Flooring professionals face a number of challenges to deliver fast, economical and sustainable solutions to their customers – including fast return to service, increased coverage rate and low-VOC emissions. DIAMONDLOCK™ is a pourable, one-component, moisture-cured flooring adhesive made with these challenges in mind.
Bronze - DOWSIL™ VE-2003 UV Optical Bonding earned a bronze award in the Materials Science and Engineering category and Coating Materials subcategory. Dow’s new UV curable, optically clear silicone for automotive displays assembly provides a dependable solution for fabricating high quality display modules that require long term reliability.
Learn more about the Edison Awards program and past winners by visiting: www.edisonawards.com.
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.
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