The Plunkett Awards

Celebrating Excellence

Named for Dr. Roy J. Plunkett, who discovered fluoropolymers 80 years ago, the Plunkett Awards recognize the innovation and value of products, technologies, and applications enabled by the products that The Chemours Company makes.

Awards recognize advancements in products and applications across the Chemours fluoropolymer portfolio including:

"The Plunkett Awards recognize our customers and their commitment to using the power of chemistry to create industry-defining solutions to many of society's most complex and evolving needs," said Ed Sparks, President of Fluoroproducts and Chemical Solutions. "Businesses must innovate, driving the development of more sustainable, higher performing products to keep pace with a rapidly changing world. At Chemours, we're proud to partner with our customers to deliver innovative solutions that address the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow."

A panel of experts evaluate submissions for their degree of innovation, sustainability impact, breadth of use, and commercial significance.

2018 Recipients

  • Global
    Plunkett Award: W. L. Gore and Associates (USA) - High-Temperature Capacitors
    Honorable Mention: Perma Pure LLC (USA) - Membranes in Critical Gas Monitoring Applications

  • Americas
    Plunkett Award
    : Teadit Group (Brazil) – Teadit Origin™ Technology for PTFE Gaskets
    Honorable Mention
    : 3D Systems (USA) – 3D Systems Figure 4™ Technology

  • EMEA
    Plunkett Award
    : W. L. Gore and Associates GmbH (Germany) – GORE-TEX™ with Shakedry Technology
    Honorable Mention
    : SP Medical (Denmark) – New and Sustainable Hydrophobic Guide Wire Coating

  • Asia Pacific
    Plunkett Award
    : NICHIAS Corporation (Japan) – High Flow PFA Injection-Molded Parts
    Honorable Mention
    : Luxshare-ICT, Ji'An (China) – Luxshare Mini USB2.0 Cable & Luxshare High Speed Cable