- Marks Company's 12th consecutive year making the list
- Wins in the inaugural R&D 100 Professional Awards
- Company also received a Special Recognition for Corporate Social Responsibility
MIDLAND, Mich. – Aug. 31, 2023 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) recently won five R&D 100 Awards, including three R&D 100 Product Awards, R&D Researcher of the Year for 2023 and a special recognition for Corporate Social Responsibility. Marking its 61st year, the R&D 100 Awards program is universally recognized as a highly prestigious accolade within the research and development (R&D) community. This program pays tribute to innovative pioneers and their impactful contributions to science and technology.
"We are very proud that Dow has earned recognition on the R&D 100 list for twelve consecutive years, and over that timeframe the Company's products, people and technologies have received 59 cumulative awards – the most of any company,” said A.N. Sreeram, senior vice president, Research & Development, and chief technology officer for Dow. “Team Dow strives to develop more differentiated products and solutions for our customers while solving societal needs and creating value for our shareholders.”
The R&D 100 Awards program is open to corporate, government, and academic R&D organizations across the globe. First established in 1963, the R&D 100 Awards is the only science and technology awards competition that recognizes new commercial products, technologies and materials for their technological significance that are available for sale or license.
This year, Dow continued its winning streak by securing three awards in the Mechanicals/Materials category, which comes after having 10 solutions showcased in the finalists round. Dow’s Dr. Bharat Indu Chaudhary received the inaugural ‘R&D Researcher of the Year Award’ in the R&D 100 Professional Award category for his recent accomplishments in the design of the SI-LINK™ DFDF-5451 NT Faster Moisture Curing Ethylene-Silane Copolymer, which enables game-changing improvements in performance.
In addition to the award winners, Dow received special recognition in the Corporate Social Responsibility category for combating geographic inequality in remote areas by erecting high-standard basketball courts from waste bicycle tires.. This honors an organization's efforts to be a greater corporate member of society, from a local to global level.
Read more about our 2023 R&D 100 Award-winning products and innovations:
Solventless Antimisting SYL-OFF™ SL 184 Release Coating is a technological advancement that solved the long-standing misting issue, enabled extreme speed production of Pressure Sensitive Adhesive labels with excellent coating performance. Fast curing, low release force at both low and high peel speeds, reduces downtime for a variety of applications such as pressure sensitive laminates.
DOW ENDURANCE™ HFDD-4201 Compound for Cable Systems is a fully formulated polymer compound for high voltage insulation designed for use in underground and undersea power cables up to 500 kV (500,000 volts). It is a novel, more sustainable, patented cross-linkable polyethylene formulation that provides more than 70% reduction in methane byproduct versus incumbent materials.
DOWSIL™ TC-4083 Dispensable Thermal Pad delivers a transformative combination of high thermal conductivity, excellent dispensability with patented thermal stability. This helps drive thermal management in 5G base station, ADAS and self-driving chipset for ever-increasing communication capacity and connectivity, the future of mobility to prevent deaths and injuries and improve driving comfort.
The full list of winners may be viewed on R&D World.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance leadership to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. 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, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 37,800 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $57 billion in 2022. 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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