The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) held its 4th annual Innovation Awards at the ASC 2020 Fall Virtual Convention November 4-6, 2020. The Innovation awards recognizes the top three innovations from the adhesive and sealant industry.

The following were the winners of the 2020 awards:

  • Science and Innovation (30%)
  • Applicability & Impact (10%)
  • Impact of the Technology Relative to the State of the Art (30%)
  • Qualifications, Experience and Capabilities (20%)
  • Significant Milestone (10%)

The primary award was presented to Brian K. Rearick, Ph.D. Research Manager – Global Application Research Lab at PPG. The PPG development, titled “High Strength, Highly Ductile Structural Adhesive PR 2930,” is a solution for a structural adhesive technology with an unprecedented combination of strength and elongation. It was a response to U.S. Army requests for disruptive adhesives capable of meeting armor technology needs.

First Runner Up went to H.B. Fuller with a development called “HBF -Ködispace 4SG, The superior warm-edge spacer system reactive thermoplastic spacer (TPS) for use in insulating glass.”

The second runner was Wacker, for a development titled “GENIOSIL XB 502 Silane-Modified Polymers for High-Performance Adhesives for use with strong bonding adhesives.”

“We were pleased with the quality of the 30+ submittals for the 4th annual program in which we recognized unique developments for our industry”, indicated Steve Duren, ASC managing director, and lead for developing the Innovation Awards. “We will improve and sharpen our program for 2021.Thank you to all that submitted in 2020 and the ASC Membership Committee for developing the program. Congratulations to H.B. Fuller and Wacker as runners up and PPG as our 1st place winner for the 2020 best innovations.”

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