Innovation Awards sponsor - Dow Corning

ICIS Innovation Awards 2012


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A message from Dr Gregg Zank, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Dow Corning, lead sponsor of the ICIS Innovation Awards

Gregg ZankInventing the future through innovation

At Dow Corning, “We help you invent the future™;” in fact, we have been doing so for nearly 70 years.  And while I’m very proud of the work we’ve done to enhance the lives of people throughout the globe through our innovative products, I’m inspired by the formidable challenges ahead of us.
And while these challenges are significant, there is excitement in this quest and growing optimism grounded in our industry’s history of finding solutions through its unbridled focus on innovation.
Our journey toward the future will be guided by chemists, scientists and engineers charging forward with new approaches to innovation and the development of new products that enrich people’s lives and benefit the environment, all while enabling our businesses and employees to thrive.  As it has for decades, chemistry will continue to be a primary driver for growth and sustainable development. 
Dow Corning sponsors the ICIS Innovation Awards because we understand chemistry’s role in inventing the future.  These Awards offer a front-row seat to the future, and more than ever, the world needs the game-changing innovation that only the chemical industry can deliver. We congratulate all this year's winners.

Dr Gregg Zank
Senior vice president, chief technology officer
Dow Corning

About Dow Corning:

Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company’s Dow Corning® and XIAMETER® ( brands.

More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. Dow Corning is also the majority shareholder in the Hemlock Semiconductor Group ( joint ventures, a leading provider of polycrystalline silicon and other silicon-based products used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices and solar cells and modules.

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