AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of Dow Chemical Co., is a silver winner in the 2015 Edison Awards for its Betamate structural adhesives.
The Edison Awards is an annual event recognizing products and people that deliver game-changing industry innovations. Dow said nominees are evaluated on concept, value, delivery and impact, with each criterion mirroring the known innovation guidelines of Thomas Edison himself.
“Betamate structural adhesives are customized to contribute to sustainability, safety and efficiencies in transportation manufacturing—all of which are highly valued by our customers,” said Dow Automotive President Steve Henderson.
“For example, Betamate is enabling the development of lighter weight vehicles around the world and more than 7 billion meters of Betamate have been applied since it was introduced more than 15 years ago. The lightweighting capabilities of Betamate have already contributed to an estimated 2.65 billion gallons of gasoline savings, which also brings 23 billion kilograms of carbon dioxide reductions.”
Dow said it received more nominations that any other company, with five products being named finalists. The company also recently was named for the fourth consecutive year to the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators list.