Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, October 1, 2018 – The 2018 R&D 100 Awards program has named four finalists from the new DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers portfolio – two grades of Zytel® HTN and two automotive adhesives, BETASEAL™ 7160 glass bonding systems and BETAFORCE™ 9050M composite bonding adhesives. All four product innovations meet customer criteria for challenges including vehicle lightweighting, electrification and the emergence of 5G wireless technology.
“We are very pleased to have four innovative new products recognized as finalists, highlighting our advancements and developments around vehicle lightweighting and advancements in electrification” said Scott Collick, Global R&D Leader. “We will continue to work on new innovations as the industry transforms.”
The finalists include:
New Glass Bonding Adhesive
Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards program, an integral part of the R&D Magazine brand, identifies and celebrates the top 100 revolutionary technologies of the past year. This year’s winners will be announced at the annual black-tie awards dinner on November 16 at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando in Orlando, Florida.
About DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers
DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, electronics, industrial and consumer markets. T&AP partners with its customers to drive innovation by utilizing its expertise and knowledge in polymer and materials science. T&AP works with customers throughout the value chain to enable material systems solutions for demanding applications and environments.
About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found www.dow-dupont.com.