Dow Honored at 2016 Edison Awards
“Innovation is the lifeblood of our company and a vital pillar in our growth strategy,” said A.N. Sreeram, senior vice president and chief technology officer for Dow. “This Edison Award is evidence that our world-class team of scientists and engineers around the world continue to fuel our innovation pipeline with solutions like LIQUIDARMOR CM Flashing and Sealant – bringing sustainable and high performing solutions that meet customer needs.”
Dow’s LIQUIDARMOR CM Flashing and Sealant is a time-saving alternative to flashing tape that can be either spray or brush applied and serves as both joint sealant and window flashing in Dow’s Commercial Wall Systems – increasing productivity for builders while protecting the high-performance building envelope.
Selected from hundreds of finalists, the winners were announced April 21 during the black-tie Edison Awards Gala at The Capitale in New York City, New York. The Edison Awards are the culmination of an annual, international competition designed to honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation.
“This award is an example of Dow’s commitment to be an innovative leader in the Construction industry and represents a win for its entire Building and Construction Portfolio,” said Jane Palmieri, business president, Dow Building & Construction. “LIQUIDARMOR is the result of tremendous collaboration by our Construction Chemicals and Building Solutions businesses, combining the right chemistry with the right channel to market, resulting in a high performance, time-saving solution for our customers.”
The Edison Awards namesake, Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), was an American-born inventor and businessman. Over the course of his life, Edison was awarded a staggering 1,093 U.S. patents for market-disrupting technologies such as the electric light bulb and phonograph.
Dow shares in Edison’s passion for ingenuity and patent productivity; the Company was recently named for the fifth consecutive year to the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators list, which recognizes corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation, as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics.
Dow’s research and development engine was responsible for 667 U.S. patents granted in 2015 which is the seventh year-over-year increase and a new record for the Company.
For more on Dow’s innovation efforts, visit www.dow.com/en-us/science-and-sustainability.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2015, Dow had annual sales of nearly $49 billion and employed approximately 49,500 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 179 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.