SABIC, a global diversified chemicals company, has won the prestigious 2022 Edison Awards for its innovative technologies closely aligned with Saudi Vision 2030. This is the second year in a row that SABIC’s solutions have been recognized by the Edison Awards, which recognize most innovative new products in the world. products, services and business leaders.
Selected from thousands of nominees, five innovative technologies created by SABIC won two silver and three bronze medals in four categories. These awards reflect SABIC’s commitment to helping achieve Saudi Vision 2030 goals for a vibrant society and a thriving economy where technology and innovation are key enablers.
“We are proud to be recognized for the second consecutive year by the Edison Awards. At SABIC, innovation is our driving force with the ambition to make technology and innovation one of the main contributors to the growth of our business and to provide lasting solutions to today’s challenges to build a better tomorrow,” said Yousef Al-Benyan, SABIC Vice President and CEO.
The award in four different categories reflects SABIC’s diverse range of innovative solutions.
In the Thermodynamics category, SABIC won a silver award for its fire-resistant thermoplastic EV battery cover, which provides improved fire protection for a pHEV battery cover. This is a world first in the automotive sector, which addresses a key industry challenge.
In the same category, the company won a bronze award for its LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ compounds for ADAS radar coverage to help address the need for high-performance materials capable of maximizing today’s high-frequency capabilities (>75 GHz ), millimeters. millimeter wave radar for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). SABIC has launched LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ compounds WFC06I and WFC06IXP for the front and rear covers (respectively) of these next-generation radars.
In the Plastic Upcycling category, SABIC won a silver medal for its Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse. In a new effort to advance the use of recycled ocean plastic, SABIC and Microsoft Corporation have collaborated to create Microsoft’s first consumer electronics product – the Microsoft Ocean Plastic Mouse – with an outer shell containing 20 % recycled ocean plastic (OP).
In bio-based materials, the company won bronze for its LNP™ ELCRES™ EXL7414 and LNP™ ELCRIN™ EXL7414B, which feature superior flame retardancy that can help meet enhanced product safety requirements for ultra-high wall components. -thin by meeting the stringent new IEC 62368-1 safety standard for consumer electronics. The latter is based on renewable sources and additionally helps customers reduce their carbon footprint.
In the Environmental Impact category, SABIC won a bronze medal for its LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ DC0041PE-7M1D145W, which is a bio-based, flame retardant, carbon fiber reinforced compound used in the injection molding of enclosures for equipment and devices requiring structure performance, flame resistance and maximum durability, such as in the consumer electronics industry where devices tend to be smaller and lighter.
The Edison Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison, whose inventions, product development methods and innovative achievements helped change the world. The Edison Awards are organized by Edison Universe and have been held since 1987.