German Innovation Prize Nomination for Exolit OP
Clariant was amongst the nominated finalists for the prestigious German business innovation prize “Innovationspreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft 2012/2013” for its non-halogenated flame retardant Exolit® OP. A total of 275 companies entered the annual competition, awarded in four categories, which recognizes the most significant scientific, technical, business and intellectual innovations. Although Exolit® did not win the prize, Dr. Martin Sicken, Head Technical Marketing & Development Flame Retardants, and his team are proud of their success: “Being nominated as the only chemical company finalist in the industrial category by such a top-ranking jury of leading science and business representatives is a major honour. We take this as an affirmation and motivation to consequently pursue our forward looking strategy based on innovation.”
The German Minister of Research and Science, Professor Johanna Wanka with Michael Grosskopf, Head of Clariant’s Business Unit Additives and Martin Sicken, Head of Technical Marketing and Development Flame Retardants.