Air Products’ Materials Technologies segment has recently won the 2015 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for the Coating Industry in China for its Carbowet GA-series grind aids. This is the fifth consecutive year Air Products has received this prestigious recognition. 

“We are honored to have again received this prestigious award in recognition of our continuous contributions to the growth of China’s coatings market through innovation and high performance solutions,’’ said Solomon Lemma, global general manager of Air Products Additives, who received the award on behalf of the company in Shanghai. “Carbowet GA-series grind aids are a great example of our long-standing commitment to developing new and innovative surfactant technology that helps formulators address ongoing formulating challenges. Going forward, we will continue to drive innovative and valuable solutions by leveraging over 40 years of experience in material science and surface chemistry, helping customers succeed in the fast growing coatings market.” 


Organized by Ringier Trade Media since 2006, the Ringier Technology Innovation Awards is regarded as one of the most influential industry awards in China. It recognizes key contributors to industry advancements through technological innovation, efficiency improvements or creating a new marketing opportunity. 

This year, 50 products for the coating industry from 39 companies entered for the awards. The independent panel of judges comprising experts from China’s authoritative associations, universities and research institutes eventually selected 24 innovative products across six categories: resins, pigments, additives, emulsions, machinery and equipments, and other innovative products/technologies. Air Products’ Carbowet GA-series grind aids were among the winning additives.