The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) held its 6th annual Innovation Awards at the 2022 World Adhesive & Sealant Conference in Chicago, Illinois on April 27, 2022. The Innovation awards recognize the top three innovations from the adhesive and sealant industry.
Independent judges reviewed the following categories and weightings as part of their review process:
- Science and innovation (30%)
- Applicability and impact (10%)
- Impact of the technology relative to the state-of-the-art (30%)
- Qualifications, experience, and capabilities (20%)
- Significant milestone (10%)
“It is important for ASC to recognize innovators within our industry who go above and beyond to meet unmet needs in adhesive and sealant product development,” said Bill Allmond, ASC president. “This year’s winners demonstrate a strong commitment to innovation excellence and help foster further innovative advancement in our industry.”
ASC judges reviewed submittal packages and the following were the winners of the 2022 awards:
The PACE Team at Avery Dennison
The primary award was presented to Mark Gower and the PACE Team at Avery Dennison. The Development from Avery Dennison was entitled, “Advanced Acrylics Technology for High Performance Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Applications.”
The technology combines controlled radical polymerization within emulsion systems with polymerizable surfactant technology to deliver emulsion PSA that is replacing high performance solvent-based PSA in many applications. Learn more here.
The first runner-up went to H.B. Fuller with a development called, Low Monomer/Emission Reactive Hot Melt Adhesives.
The second runner-up went to ICP for a development titled, Novel Low Pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam Blown with Hydrofluoroolefin Propellant.
“This year’s volume of submissions was very impressive, setting a record in fact,” shared Brian Peters, director of Membership and Industry Programs. “ASC and the judges were pleased with the quality of the 34 submissions received for the 6th annual program in which we recognize unique developments for our industry. We look forward to seeing the program grow and continuing to recognize innovations in our industry. Congratulations to Avery Dennison as our first place winner as well as to H.B. Fuller and ICP as runners-up for the 2022 best innovations.”
To learn more about the ASC Innovation Awards Program, visit the official awards page here.