MONHEIM, Germany – Cognis has announced recipients of its internal Innovation Award. The award recognizes teams responsible for innovative and successful projects.

The Gold Award went to a team from the Functional Products strategic business unit (SBU) for Emgard FE, a fuel-efficient axle lubricant for heavy-duty trucks. The Silver and Bronze Awards went to two teams from the Care Chemicals SBU. Silver was given to the employees behind Plantapon LGC Sorb, a new environmentally sound anionic surfactant based on alkyl polyglycosides technology. Bronze went to the developers of a customized Euperlan pearlizer concentrate. Finally, the Special Category Award, which was presented for the first time this year, was won by a team that implemented a package of measures to improve the ether sulfate production process.