Arkema Inc. Receives ACS National Award for Team Innovation

By Chemical Processing staff

Feb 03, 2014

Arkema Inc. has been named a winner of the American Chemical Society’s 2014 National Award for team innovation. Arkema won the award for the collaborative development and commercial success of innovative Kynar Aquatec emulsion technology, which is used to make highly durable and environmentally sustainable water-based coatings.

The ACS award for team innovation recognizes the value of teamwork by honoring a multidisciplinary team for successfully moving an innovative idea to a product now in commercial use. The technical accomplishments of the team must demonstrate innovation, as well as commercialization of a product or process. They must be of a special value to society and of such a nature that only professionals working together effectively could achieve them.

Kynar Aquatec emulsion technology was designed to be a sustainable, ultra-durable fluoropolymer coatings for nearly every application and substrate. Kynar Aquatec emulsions enable formulators to produce a water-based coating that meets stringent volatile organic compound requirements.

The 2014 ACS National Award for team innovation will be presented at an awards ceremony on March 18 at the 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas.

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