SHANGHAI, China - Synthron, a subsidiary of the Protex International chemical group, received the Innovation Award in the Additives for Paints category at the eighth China Coatings Summit held in Shanghai, China, on June 14-15, 2011.

Launched in 2006, the Ringier Technology Innovation Awards, considered one of the most prestigious in this industry in China, recognize companies making significant technological advances through scientific innovations that provide new opportunities for the market in the field of additives for paint.

The jury is composed of independent experts from recognized scientific associations, universities and research institutes. A strict selection process is used according to principles of neutrality and equity.

Synthron was recognized for products in the Modarez®X series. These products are wetting agents substrates for systems in aqueous and solvent mediums that improve the spreading and adhesion of paints and inks on difficult substrates such as plastics or metals.