ICIS, a leading global provider of news and information for the chemical and energy sectors, today announces the winners in the ICIS Innovation Awards 2013.
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OVERALL WINNER FOR 2013
The panel of six leading industry experts (see below) awarded US-based Cabot Corporation the prize for Best Overall Innovation for its development of aerogel particles for use in energy-saving building insulation products (see below). The entry also won the category for Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit.
Awards confirm growing move to bio-based technologies
"This year saw a diverse range of innovations entered, from leading-edge biomaterials and processes to developments in more mature sectors - indicating that innovation is still relevant to all businesses whatever their stage of market development."
"As in previous years, many entries focused around reducing or avoiding adverse impacts on the environment and the public, and maintaining the sustainability of the industry. At the same time they will help customers solve their needs and drive bottom line growth for companies."
ICIS congratulates all the winners and indeed all those companies that reached the short-list. The Awards will be presented at a lunch in
CATEGORY WINNERS FOR 2013
Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit
Around 40% of the world's energy is consumed in the buildings in which we work, sleep and play. As a result, Cabot's aerogel products for building and construction are poised to have a dramatic impact, improving energy efficiency, reducing carbon footprint and increasing cost savings. The aerogels are lightweight, hydrophobic silica materials in particulate form, with each particle consisting of 90% air contained in a structure that prevents heat transfer. Five specific Cabot aerogel products make up the current suite of materials for use in commercial and residential buildings and construction projects: plaster, boards, daylighting systems, tensile roofing, and coatings.
Best Product Innovation
Solvay Aroma Performance
SOLVAY Aroma Performance has developed a new generation of vanilla flavours that enables fat and sugar reduction in recipes, providing taste reinsurance, strong cost reductions for industrial producers as well as health improvements for final consumers.
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