Dow, DuPont, Sabic claim spots as finalists for R&D awards

Several Plastic products have been named as conducted by R&D World magazine.The competition is in its 59th year. This year’s event received entries from 17 different countries/regions, officials said in a news release. The 2021 judging panel included almost 50 industry professionals around the world.”We weren’t sure what to expect with the impact that COVID-19 has had on research labs across the world,” Editorial Director Paul Heney said in the release. “But this year exceeded all our expectations, with more submissions coming in than in the previous few years … [and] the quality of the entries was extremely high.”In the Mechanical/Materials category, plastics-related finalists include: • Agility-brand 1500 Performance low density polyethylene resin from Dow Inc.• Amsil-brand and Amsil Silbione-brand materials from Elkem Silicones• Delrin-brand RA511CPE acetal resin from DuPont Co.• Elcres-brand HTV150 dielectric film from Saudi Basic Industries Co. (Sabic) and Shin-Etsu Polymer Co.• Infinair-brand polyolefin elastomers from Dow and GiGwi HK Trading Co., Ltd.DuPont also was nominated for an adhesive product. “My sincere appreciation to all of our market, product, application, regulatory, manufacturing, technical service and sales innovators that have brought these great new products to market,” DuPont Global R&D Vice President Scott Collick said in a LinkedIn post.”It takes a village to launch new products,” he added.The 2021 R&D 100 winners will be announced by mid-November.Do you have an opinion about this story? Do you have some thoughts you’d like to share with our readers? Plastics News would love to hear from you. Email your letter to Editor at Staying current is easy with Plastics News delivered straight to your inbox, free of charge. Subscribe to Plastics News Plastics News covers the business of the global plastics industry. We report news, gather data and deliver timely information that provides our readers with a competitive advantage.Customer Service:

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