For their outstanding achievements in legacy and innovation, Arkema’s High Performance Polymers business presented four customers with awards during a celebration at Kunststoff 2022 Fair. Additionally, Arkema pledged to make financial contributions to the university program of their choice for each of the award recipients.
During this K Show Arkema gathered its customers and collaborators for the third time to celebrate exceptional achievements in collaboration and innovation. This year, Forvia, ON, Cool Roof France and Merck were rewarded.
“It is our pleasure to celebrate these customer partnerships,” said Erwoan Pezron, senior vice president for Arkema’s high performance polymers. “It is always so rewarding to see how our customers take such great advantage of our technology with tremendous creativity and technical competence. This year, we proudly recognize examples of innovation in clean energy storage, climate change mitigation, advances in life sciences and even a ground-breaking bio-circular running shoe that can be 100% recycled.”
The awarded customers and their innovations:
ForviaForvia received the “innovation award” for innovation in hydrogen storage in the transportation sector. Their chosen university program is Ecole des Mines de Nancy, France. Accepting the award for FORVIA was Fabrice GAUTIER - Innovation & Métier Engineering Director Zero Emission FORVIA Clean Mobility;
ONON received the “innovation award” for innovation in sustainable, high performance, circular running shoes. Their chosen university program is the FHNW School of Engineering, Switzerland. Accepting the award for ON was François-Xavier DOSNE – Head of Innovation Business Strategy;
Cool Roof FranceCool Roof France received the “innovation award” for innovation in durable energy savings solution for Building & Construction. Their chosen university program is University of Firenze, Italy. Accepting the award for COOL ROOF FRANCE was Julien MARTIN-COCHER – Deputy CEO;
MerckMerck received the “legacy in innovation award” for its legacy and innovation in the life science field. Their chosen university programs is University College of Cork and Munster Technological University of Cork. Accepting the award for MERCK was Michael O’DONOHOE - Cork Process & Technology Lead.