ICIS Innovation Awards 2014

Previous Winners

Now in their 11th year, the ICIS Innovation Awards once again renew the search for the best in innovation in the global chemical industry. These popular awards are designed to reward innovation in products and processes, ways of doing business, and advances in environmental performance and sustainability.


Overall winner:
Cabot Corporation, Aerogel

Best Product Innovation: Solvay Aroma Performance ­ Govanil
Pioneering the new reference of vanilla flavours

Best Business Innovation: Archroma
"One Way" sustainability service in textile chemicals

Best Innovation by an SME: Renmatix ­
Advances in sugar conversion technology using supercritical hydrolysis

Best Innovation for Sustainability: Virent
Converting plant sugars to paraxylene for renewable, recyclable packaging and fibres

Innovation with Best Environmental Benefit: Cabot Corporation
Aerogel ­Cabot Aerogel for eco-friendly building and construction


Overall winner:

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


Overall winner:
Teijin Group

Best Product Innovation: Teijin Group
World's first mass-produced technologies 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 Innovation for Sustainability: BioAmber
Innovation in succinic acid

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


Overall Sponsor

Roland Berger

Category Sponsor

U.S. Chemicals