Press release
PU Additives
November 22, 2012

Evonik Comfort & Insulation wins Best Presentation Award

Demonstrating Evonik’s commitment to innovation, Robert Tauchen receives “Best Presentation Award” at the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference in Atlanta, USA.

Robert Tauchen, Technical Service Representative from the Comfort & Insulation Business Line, received a second consecutive “Best Presentation Award” at the 2012 Polyurethane Technical Conference. Tauchen’s winning presentation was entitled, “Understanding the Relationship between Surfactants and Aged Insulation Value in PIR Foam.”

In 2011, Tauchen, who works at the site in Hopewell, USA, received the same award for his presentation, “Easing the Transition between Blowing Agents in PIR Formulations through Proper Surfactant Selection.”

“We are excited to see Bob win this prestigious award two years in a row. I believe this highlights the innovative culture that our Comfort & Insulation team characterizes. It reinforces the value that our people bring to the industry,” commented Dr. Tammo Boinowitz, Senior Vice President and General Manager Comfort & Insulation.

“Congratulations to all the paper and poster winners at the 2012 Polyurethanes Technical Conference,” said Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) Senior Director Lee Salamone. “The technical content is the heart of our annual conference, and these winners offered new perspectives and information that were incredibly valuable to attendees. All of the 63 technical papers and 26 posters helped propel us to a five year high in attendance for the conference. We are grateful to all our paper and poster presenters for their contributions.”

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2011 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €14.5 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.8 billion.


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