Plunkett Awards announce “Call for Entries” for innovation with Teflon
Wilmington, DE– Now accepting entries for the most innovative commercial products marketed in the last five years using DuPont`s Teflon and Tefzel fluoropolymer resins, films, fibers, finishes–also, DuPont fluoropolymer products licensed under the Teflon trademark–are the 1997 DuPont Plunkett Awards for Innovation with Teflon. Besides innovation, entries will be judged on breadth of application, as well as significance to or impact on industry or consumers. The program is being conducted worldwide, with regional awards from the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. One first, second and third-place prize will be awarded to winners in each of the three regions. Winners will be recognized at regional award events in the spring. Deadline for entries from the Americas is January 24, 1997. The 1997 competition will mark the sixth anniversary of the biennial awards, named for Dr. Roy J. Plunkett, the much-honored DuPont scientist who discovered PTFE, the first fluoropolymer created by DuPont, since branded under the Teflon trademark.
Winners will be selected by a panel of experts from industry, industry associations, the press and academia worldwide. Eligibility is limited to processors or users of fabricated products who have placed the product or application into commercial service within the last five years–between January 1992 and December 1996. Winning entries will be chosen from a wide range of applications: aerospace, automotive, environmental, telecommunications, chemical processing, electronics, and wire and cable.