Edison Awards

The Edison Awards is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation.

2021 Winners
Product photo for DOWSIL Crystal Clear Spacer
DOWSIL™ Crystal Clear Spacer

SILVER: 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. Our invention reduces production cost and enhances the aesthetics and durability of refrigerator doors.

Internal device photo showing use of DOWSIL TC-3065
DOWSIL™ TC-3065 Thermal Conductive Silicone Gel for 5G Optical Access Infrastructure

GOLD: DOWSIL™ TC-3065 provides thermal dissipation for the optical interconnects vital to 5G tele- and data communications. Error rates are significantly reduced, and device lifetimes extended in these demanding applications.

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DOWSIL™ VE-8001 Flexible Silicone Adhesive

GOLD: DOWSIL™ VE-8001 is designed for foldable applications. Once cured by heat, it shows superior folding durability performance, which provide stable mechanical properties even after folding tests. The high tensile strength and appropriate elongation help to dissipate the stress that is generated during the bending and folding of the devices.

Cup of coffee next to coffee beans
RHOBARR™ 320 Polyolefin Dispersion

GOLD: 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.

DOWSIL CC-8030 coating being applied
DOWSIL™ CC-8030 UV and Moisture Dual Cure Conformal Coating

GOLD: 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 UV cure and a secondary moisture cure. CC-8030 is a one-part solventless 100% silicone conformal coating that offers high reliability protection of sensitive electronics and can be applied quickly and efficiently by automated processing.

Diagram of electric vehicle battery assembly
DOWSIL™ TC-5515LT Thermally Conductive Battery Gap Filler

GOLD: DOWSIL™ TC-5515LT makes electric vehicle (EV) batteries better. High power batteries require effective thermal management. 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 leading auto manufacturers and consumers.