DuPont’s FilmTec bags 2022 Edison Award

The company also received two more Gold and one Silver award.

Four of DuPont’s technologies have been recognised with the 2022 Edison Award. The company received three Gold awards, including one for the FilmTec dry seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) membranes under the Eco-Innovation category.

SWRO membranes have traditionally lacked stability in the dry state and have required both a wet test to ensure performance and a chemical storage solution to maintain it. DuPont’s innovation is a dry-stable membrane technology with a lower environmental footprint from reduced water usage, shipping weight and chemical disposal. FilmTec delivers performance over the operating lifetime and provides high NaCl and boron rejection to help meet World Health Organization (WHO) and other drinking water standards.

Other DuPont’s technologies which bagged the Gold award are the BETATECH thermal interface materials (TIM) solution that helps control heat in EV batteries and Delrin renewable attributed acetal homopolymer under the Thermodynamic and Polymer and Emulsion categories, respectively. The Froth-Pak spray foam also clinched a Silver award in the Building Materials category.

Alex Dembek, chief technology and sustainability officer for DuPont, commented: “This acknowledgement, selected by peers in the business and science community, exemplifies the spirit of sustainable innovation at DuPont, and reminds us of the impact we can achieve through customer collaboration to bring cutting-edge technologies to the market.”

Named after Thomas Alva Edison, the Edison Awards have recognised and honoured some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world since 1987.