Tanning agent Leukotan A-1942 is one of the Dow finalists. It aims to facilitate the production of chrome-free leather by improving the efficiency of the entire retanning system. The technology offers a combination of cost savings and environmental benefits, including improved articles and reduced waste in discharge water by up to 75%, according to the chemical manufacturer.

“We strive to create new products that meet customer needs and bring value to our shareholders. It is particularly gratifying when these products are recognised as leading innovations by the R&D 100 Awards committee,” said A.N. Sreeram, Senior Vice-President Research and Development, and Chief Technology Officer for Dow. “Our performance this year shows the breadth and depth of Dow technology”, he added.

The R&D 100 Awards, a signature program of R&D Magazine, is designed to identify and celebrate the top 100 revolutionary technologies introduced during the past year. Winners of the R&D 100 Awards are to be announced in November 2017.