DuPont has announced that it has been named winner of five 2022 R&D100 Awards in the mechanical/materials category. The R&D 100 Awards, sponsored by R&D World Magazine, recognises the 100 most innovative technologies of the previous year. The awards add to DuPont’s streak of new product innovation, having 22 finalists and 10 R&D 100 winners in the last five years.
“Innovation is at the center of everything we do at DuPont, and receiving this award exemplifies DuPont’s tireless pursuit of outcome-driven research that is driving growth in our strategic focus areas,” said Alexa Dembek, chief technology and sustainability officer at DuPont. “I’m so proud of the innovation and ingenuity our teams contribute every day to translate cutting-edge thinking into customer impact while living our purpose to empower the world with essential innovations to thrive.”
DuPont winning technologies include solutions for water, next generation automotive, electronics and sustainable construction:
The FilmTec Fortilife XC120 is a spiral-wound reverse osmosis element that recovers more water and achieves higher brine concentrations in wastewater treatment systems than conventional products. This is accomplished with an innovative membrane and specialised feed and permeate spacers, leading to unique performance in minimal liquid discharge applications.
DuPont BETATECH thermal interface material; KapFlo clear polyimides that do not compromising high temperature stability for OLED smartphone displays; and the low GWP Froth-Pak spray foam were also awarded.
Innovations from DuPont’s Mobility & Materials businesses were also recognised:
R&D 100 Award Winner, DuPont GreenTape 9KC Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) system with Ag metallisation is known for the lowest dielectric loss at Df ≤ 0.0009 throughout the 5G millimeter wave wireless communication frequencies. This system enables economic mass production for high reliability modules featuring heterogenous IC packaging, antennae, signal routing.
For the R&D 100 Award Finalists: DuPont Zytel HTN50Gxx series (HTN50G35HSL, HTN50G35FWS), derived from a new polymer backbone HTN500 PPA (Polyphthalamide) resin for automotive application; and DuPont Zytel RS32G10DO Renewably-Sourced Low-Density Material for light-weighting consumer electronics.
DuPont announced that it will divest a majority of the mobility and materials segment to Celanese on 18 Feb 2022.
The R&D 100 Awards, now in its 60th year, identify and celebrate the top technology products and services of the year. This year, the R&D Awards received entries from a dozen different countries and regions and nominations were judged by 50 recognised industry professionals around the world.