ICIS Launches This Year's Search for Best Chemical Industry Innovations
Friday, April 21, 2017
LONDON, April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
ICIS (http://www.icis.com ), the trusted information provider for the global
chemical and energy industries, today calls for entries for its 14th annual ICIS
Innovation Awards (http://www.icis.com/awards ), designed to recognise outstanding
technological and business innovation in the chemical industry.
ICIS is pleased to confirm Elsevier's R&D Solutions
(http://www.elsevier.com/rd-solutions ), the information analytics company
specialising in science and health, as the lead sponsor for the Awards for the second year
Distribution company U.S. Chemicals (http://www.uschemicals.com), a Maroon Group
company, continues as a category sponsor, supporting the Innovation with Best Benefit for
Environment and Sustainability category. ExxonMobil Chemical
(http://www.exxonmobilchemical.com) also stays on board, sponsoring the category for
Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise.
John Baker, ICIS Innovation Awards manager at ICIS, comments: "We are delighted to
have the continued support of all three sponsors, a sign that the awards continue to be
successful in their goal of highlighting the importance of innovation in the chemical
"The awards continue to grow and gain industry support and last year attracted a
record level of entries. We once again look forward to highlighting the very best of
innovation in the chemical industry - by both companies and individuals."
Christina Valimaki, senior director, chemical segment marketing, at Elsevier's R&D
Solutions, and also a member of the ICIS Innovation Awards judging panel, adds: "The
demands on those working in chemical R&D and manufacturing to create and commercialise
solutions that solve business challenges and support the industry's customers, society at
large and the environment, are vast.
"Elsevier's R&D Solutions is excited to partner with the ICIS Innovation Awards again
this year to honour the scientists and researchers who are at the heart of some of the
industry's greatest advances. We look forward to putting a spotlight on the individual
people behind these groundbreaking innovations via the Alpha Innovator of the Year Award,
now in its second year."
The ICIS Innovation Awards enable companies and individuals to celebrate their success
in the vital activity of innovation and the increasingly important areas of sustainability
and environmental performance.
There are four categories for companies to enter:
- Best Product Innovation
- Best Process Innovation
- Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) - sponsored by ExxonMobil
- Innovation with Best Benefit for Environment and Sustainability - sponsored by U.S.
The two categories for individuals -- the Alpha Innovator of the Year Award - launched
last year, will honour individual industrial researchers for their outstanding
contributions in two areas:
- New Product Development/Process Optimisation
- Environment and Sustainability
The ICIS Innovation Awards and the Alpha Innovator of the Year Award are open to entry
from today, with a deadline for entries of 30 June 2017. The winners will be announced in
For more information or to enter the awards, visit http://www.icis.com/awards or
call John Baker on +44-20-8652-3153.
Notes to Editors:
ICIS is an independent price reporting agency focusing on global energy, petrochemical
and fertilizer markets, and we have covered the complex UK electricity market for nearly
two decades. Every day, we assess electricity contracts for more than 40 different
delivery periods in the UK market alone. The analysis and data that we produce is widely
used as a reference price in energy contracts.
It is our aim to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage
by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting,
enabling our customers to make better-informed trading and planning decisions.
With a global staff of more than 800, ICIS has employees based in Houston, Washington,
New York, London, Montpellier, Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou,
Beijing, Shanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. ICIS is a division of Reed Business
Information [http://www.reedbusiness.com ].
About Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information provides information, analytics and data to business
professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading
positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and
aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI is part of
RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional customers
About RELX Group
RELX Group is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business
customers across industries. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has
offices in about 40 countries. It employs approximately 30,000 people of whom almost half
are in North America. RELX PLC is a London listed holding company, which owns 52.9% of
RELX Group. RELX NV is an Amsterdam listed holding company, which owns 47.1% of RELX
Group. The shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using
the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX and RENX. The
total market capitalisation is approximately GBP30.8bn/EUR36.7bn/$39.5bn.
Elsevier [https://www.elsevier.com ] is a global information analytics company that helps
institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve
performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in
the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support and
professional education, including ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], ClinicalKey [https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Sherpath
[https://evolve.elsevier.com/education/sherpath ]. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitised
journals, including The Lancet [http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ],
more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy
[https://www.elsevier.com/books/grays-anatomy/standring/978-0-7020-5230-9 ]. Elsevier is
part of RELX Group [http://www.relxgroup.com ], a world-leading provider of information
and analytics to professionals and business customers in a wide range of industries.
About U.S. Chemicals LLC
Serving the needs of the chemical industry for over 56 years, U.S. Chemicals, a Maroon
Group company, combines quality, innovation and service like no other. U.S. Chemicals has
built a team that thoroughly understands the complexities of the chemical industry and
includes experts at material sourcing and acquisition.
U.S. Chemicals serves as a diversified source for the chemical requirements of many
industry sectors, including paint, ink and coatings; chemicals and textiles; cosmetic and
personal care products; flame retardants; food and pharmaceutical; plastic; and rubber. It
offers prompt delivery from multiple warehouse locations throughout the US.
U.S. Chemicals' world-wide network of resources assures customers of highly
competitive pricing, optimum quality and consistency, epic customer care, and rapid
worry-free sourcing and delivery.
About ExxonMobil Chemical
ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the largest chemical companies in the world. Our unique
portfolio of commodity and specialty businesses generates annual sales of more than 24
million tonnes of prime products. We have world-scale manufacturing facilities in all
major regions, and our products serve as the building blocks for a wide variety of
everyday consumer and industrial products.
We process feedstocks from ExxonMobil's Upstream and Downstream operations,
supplemented with market sources, to manufacture chemical products for higher-value end
uses. We focus on product lines that capitalise on scale and technology advantages,
building on our strengths in advantaged feedstocks, lower-cost processes, and premium
products. As a result, we have strong positions in the markets we serve.
For further ICIS information contact:
Global editor, ICIS
Web site: http://www.icis.com
For further Elsevier information contact:
Senior director, chemicals segment marketing, Elsevier's R&D Solutions
Web site: http://www.elsevier.com/rd-solutions/chemicals
For further U.S. Chemicals LLC information, contact:
President and CEO
U.S. Chemicals LLC
Web site: http://www.uschemicals.com
For further ExxonMobil Chemical information, contact:
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Web site: http://www.exxonmobilchemical.com
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