Originally posted on Dow.com
Four innovative technologies from Dow (NYSE:DOW), the world’s leading materials science company, were recognized with 2019 R&D 100 awards from R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC. The R&D 100 awards are considered one of the more prestigious innovation awards programs, honoring R&D pioneers and their contributions to science and technology. The awards will be disseminated at the annual R&D 100 conference on December 5, 2019.
“Four R&D 100 winning technologies signals the on-going strength of innovation at Dow,” said A.N. Sreeram , senior vice president, Research & Development, and chief technology officer for Dow. “The awards celebrate the hard work of Dow scientists and engineers in the creation of innovative new products that address customer needs. These products bring overwhelming value to our customers in product performance and benefits while simultaneously being more sustainable.”
Learn more about Dow’s award-winning technologies below:
First Polyethylene-based Build Material in 3D Printing IMAGIN3D™ Polyethylene OBC – The first printable polyethylene-based build material, IMAGIN3D™ Polyethylene OBC brings polyolefin properties to 3D printing, without the issues commonly associated with printing polypropylene.
Dow Release Modifier for High Efficiency Label Manufacturing – Dow Performance Silicones’ SYL-OFFTM SL-25 Release Modifier is intended to use together with solventless SYL-OFF™ release coatings, crosslinkers and catalyst for fast coating and converting process. It offers stable release profile across high speed label converting operations at different peeling speeds and helps maintain good anchorage performance. It allows low platinum usage to achieve better cost efficiency, minimizes VOC discharges to the environment and suitable for wide variety of substrates for diverse label applications.
SILASTIC™ MS-4007 Moldable Optical Silicone for Eaton’s Ephesus LumAdapt 8 LED Sport’s Stadium Light – Dow Performance Silicones’ SILASTICTM MS-4007 enables the use of LEDs in advanced automotive and architectural outdoor and indoor lighting applications. This next generation moldable optical silicone is intelligently designed to offer unparalleled design flexibility, ability to withstand long exposure to high flux density and excellent photo-thermal stability, enabling breakthrough lighting innovations such as the Ephesus lighting system for sport and recreational lighting. Eaton’s Ephesus LumAdapt 8 optical system delivers up to 50,000 lumens through a customized optical system that allows for dynamic beam tuning to precisely control lighting levels both during athletic competition and during architainment programming to enhance fan experience. Dow strives to be the innovation leader, working to meet our customer’s needs for glass-like optical performance from a moldable silicone elastomer.
GREAT STUFF™ SMART DISPENSER™ is a patented material delivery device that meets unmet user needs for application of one component polyurethane foam in the building and construction industry. This new innovation enables reuse of the foam product for up to 30 days, provides users with precision dispensing control, eliminates dripping material experienced with previous dispensers, and provides ergonomic improvements compared to other dispensers. GREAT STUFF™ SMART DISPENSER™ enhances the user experience with a market leading foam product by bridging expertise in material science and product design. The GREAT STUFF™ SMART DISPENSER™ was developed by Dow prior to merging with DuPont as DowDuPont, and Dow and DuPont were both named recipients of the R&D 100 Award. As a result of the final corporate restructurings, GREAT STUFF™ is now a product of DuPont.