Six breakthrough technologies from Dow, a multinational chemical corporation, have been selected from hundreds of nominees to be recognized with prestigious Edison Awards.
Established in 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.
Dow received five gold awards and one silver award in the following categories:
- Materials Science and Engineering
- Manufacturing, Logistics & Transportation
“Thomas A. Edison was one of the world’s greatest and most prolific inventors who had a tremendous influence on our modern-day lives,” A.N. Sreeram, CTO and senior VP, Research & Development, said. “His inventions centered on market needs just like Dow’s do today. It is an honor to receive these namesake innovation awards, which recognize that Dow technologies solve customer and societal needs, simultaneously deliver product performance and sustainability while also creating value for our shareholders.”
The Dow products that won gold awards, include:
DOWSIL CC-8030 UV and Moisture Dual Cure Conformal Coating won a gold award in the Manufacturing, Logistics & Transportation Materials for Manufacturing subcategory. DOWSIL™ CC-8030 UV and Moisture Dual Cure Conformal Coating is the first to combine innovative polymer technology with the sustainability of room temperature cure by primary ultra-violet (UV) cure and a secondary moisture cure. CC-8030 is a one-part solventless 100 percent silicone conformal coating that offers high reliability protection of sensitive electronics and can be applied quickly and efficiently by automated processing.
DOWSIL TC-5515LT Thermally Conductive Gap Filler won in the Manufacturing, Logistics & Transportation Thermal Conductivity subcategory. DOWSIL TC-5515LT provides heat transfer to keep EVs operating safely with maximum range and lifetime. Optimized for ease-of-use and long-term reliability, the product benefits auto manufacturers and consumers.
DOWSIL TC-3065 Thermal Conductive Silicone Gel for 5G Optical Access Infrastructure won in the Engineering & Material Science Thermal Conductivity & Heat Treatment subcategory. DOWSIL TC-3065 provides thermal dissipation for the optical interconnects vital to 5G telecommunications and data communications. Error rates are significantly reduced and device lifetimes extended in these demanding applications.
DOWSIL VE-8001 Flexible Silicone Adhesive won in the Engineering & Material Science Adhesives subcategory. VE-8001 is designed for foldable and rollable consumer electronic devices. Once cured by heat, it shows superior folding durability performance, which provides stable mechanical properties even after folding tests. The high-tensile strength and appropriate elongation help to dissipate the stress that’s generated during the bending and folding of the devices.
RHOBARR 320 Polyolefin Dispersion won a gold award in the Sustainability Environmentally Friendly subcategory. RHOBARR 320 Polyolefin Dispersion enables sustainable coated paper goods. Applied as a thin coating from an aqueous dispersion, it provides barrier to liquids/grease using up to 70% less raw material compared to extrusion coated products, allowing paper coaters to produce more sustainable, more recyclable food service items and packaging.
Product that won in the silver category, includes:
DOWSIL Crystal Clear Spacer won a in the Engineering & Material Science Adhesives subcategory. This is a new technology enables the manufacture of crystal-clear silicone spacers that can be applied on substrates and develop durable adhesion. This unique feature was patented and used to create energy-efficient transparent refrigerator doors. The new invention reduces production cost and enhances the aesthetics and durability of refrigerator doors.
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