The Chemours Company, a global chemistry company has been announced as the winner of the "Material" category in the 2018 Materialica Design + Technology Award for its Teflon fluoroplastic foam resin (FFR). This innovative cable resin technology has been specially designed to fulfill the requirements of real-time data processing in autonomous vehicles or Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The internationally recognized award honors outstanding technology and design products. The award-winning ceremony was held as part of the eMove360° Europe 2018 - International Trade Fair for Mobility 4.0 and Urban & Mobile Design in Munich.Modern transportation and communication systems such as autonomous driving, e-mobility, IoT and 5G demand a new dimension of reliability and safety from products and components. Teflon fluoroplastic foam resin (FFR), based on Chemours patented technology, offers a unique combination of low attenuation, high dielectric strength, outstanding chemical resistance and inherent flame retardancy. Cables made with foamed fluoroplastic insulation have a lower signal return loss than conventional data cables, allowing for increased reliability of data transmission. Thanks to their lower density and decreased insulation thicknesses, they enable miniaturization of cables and weight savings which can contribute to improved efficiency.
Martin Brück, Market Development Manager Transportation at Chemours, comments: "We are very proud and honored to receive the 2018 Materialica Design + Technology Award. We at Chemours are committed to support our customers along the value chain by developing materials and solutions that help address the challenges of the future. Our Teflon fluoroplastic resins continue to be reliable solutions for present and future applications such as connectivity, autonomous driving technologies and zero road transport emissions, and they can help to make smart cities even smarter."