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For their pioneering work in lithium ion battery technology, CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited) was chosen for breakthrough innovation. Their chosen university program was the Tridelta Campus, Hermsdorf. Accepting the award for CATL was Yilun Huang - Sourcing Manager.



For their ongoing legacy and achievement in the automotive tubing sector, Arkema selected Chinaust Group. Their chosen university was the Beijing Institute of Technology. Accepting the award for Chinaust was Mr. Li Hongjie, Chinaust Changchun General Manager

For their flagship achievements in the medical market, especially in high performance catheters, Foster Corporation was the winner. Foster chose the Francois College of Engineering, at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Accepting Foster’s award was Larry Acquarulo, CEO.

For their breakthrough innovation in high performance composites, Hexcel Corporation was the chosen winner. Their university program of choice was Arts et Métiers Paris Tech (PIMM – laboratoire Procédés et Ingénierie en Mécanique et Matériaux). Accepting the award for Hexcel was Thierry Merlot - President of Hexcel Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

During the awards ceremony, Erwoan Pezron, global president for Arkema’s Technical Polymers thanked each of the winners for their dedication to advancing these four distinctly different fields of application within the specialty polymer realm. “Our relationship with each of these four great companies has taken years, and even decades to build and evolve. We are proud tonight to look back at what we have achieved together, and we are profoundly excited by how we can grow together in the future.”