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
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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 running.
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 industry.
"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
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 Chemical
- Innovation with Best Benefit for Environment and Sustainability -
sponsored by U.S. Chemicals
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 October 2017.
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:
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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
It is our aim to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive
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independent consulting, enabling our customers to make better-informed trading
and planning decisions.
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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 across industries.
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
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. http://www.elsevier.com
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
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