ICIS Innovation Awards 2013 - Previous Winners

You can see the results of previous year's (2004-2011) ICIS Innovation Awards on this page. The categories and winners for each year are listed, and a link takes you through to a special article each year interviewing all the winners.

Winners in 2012 were:

OVERALL WINNER: Clariant

Best Product Innovation: Dow Chemical – INFUSE olefin block copolymers – establishing new boundaries of polymer science

Best Innovation by an SME: Novomer – Innovative catalyst platform for producing acrylic acid, BDO and polypropiolactone

Best Innovation for Sustainability: Rhodia – The new rare earths “urban mine”

Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit – Clariant – Advanced Denim technology

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Winners in 2011 were:

OVERALL WINNER: Teijin Group

Best Product Innovation: Teijin Group - World's first mass-produced technnologies for carbon-fibre-reinforced plastics (CFRP)

Best Innovation by an SME: Lanzatech - A highly efficient route to carbon capture and re-use producing high-value chemicals and fuels

Best Business Innovation: BioAmber - Innovation in succinic acid

Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit - Novomer - Carbon dioxide-based polyols for high-performance coatings, adhesives, foams and composites

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Winners in 2010 were:

OVERALL WINNER: Tata Chemicals

Best Product Innovation: Tata Chemicals - Tata Swach nanotech water purifier

Best Innovation by an SME: NiTech Solutions - Use of innovative NiTech reactor by Genzyme

Best Business Innovation: Huntsman Advanced Materials - New generation of rapid manufacturing equipment and resins

Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit: - Teijin Fibers - ECO CIRCLE innovative closed-loop recycling system for polyester

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Winners in 2009 were:

OVERALL WINNER: CECA/Arkema

Best Product Innovation: CECA/Arkema - Formulations for Ògreener roadsÓ

Best Innovation by an SME: Oxford Catalysts/Velocys - A microchannel reactor for distributed production of third-generation biofuels

Best Business Innovation: DSM - Moving down the value chain with claryl, the picture glass

Best Innovation in CSR: Tata Chemicals - Greening of alkali and saline sediments

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Winners in 2008 were:

Best Product Innovation: ExxonMobil Chemical/Tonen Chemical - Polymer-based battery separator film for lithium-ion batteries

Best Innovation by an SME: Virent Energy Systems - Production of hydrocarbon fuels and chemicals from plant sugars

Best Business Innovation: DSM Nutritional Products - Sight and Life project with the UN World Food Programme

Most Innovative CSR project: Dow Chemical - City wastewater effluent for industrial reuse project

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Winners in 2007 were:

Best Product Innovation: TFL Ledertechnik - Solar reflective leather dye to keep the wearer cool

Best Process Innovation: Asahi Kasei Chemicals - Novel, phosgene-free route to polycarbonate

Best Environmental Innovation: Rohmax Oil Additives, Evonik - Novel approach to saving energy through hydraulic fluid design

Best Innovation by an SME: Carotech - Integrated process for extraction of phytonutrietns and biodiesel from crude palm oil

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Winners in 2006 were:

Best Product Innovation: BASF - Hexamoll DINCH PVC plasticiser

Best Process Innovation: Air Liquide Electronics, Balazs Analytical Services -Practical use of laser ablation for materials analysis

Best Environmental Innovation: Metabolix - Biodegradable natural polymers

Best Innovation by an SME: Sto - Photocatalytic pigment for pollution-destroying pigments

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Winners in 2005 were:

Best Product Innovation: Westech Aerosol - Ekho fast-curing foamed thermoset adhesive

Best Process Innovation: SAM Electron Technologies - Cleaner, more efficient route to Vitamin K

Best Innovation by an SME: Halocarbon Products - Innovative route to new anaesthetic, desflurane

Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit: Oxonica - Envirox fuel-borne catalyst for diesel fuels

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Winners in 2004 were:

Best product innovation: Air Products - Novel packaging system for welding gases

Best process innovation: BASF - Basil process using ionic liquids

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