ASC Announces Winners of the 2023 Innovation Awards

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April 18, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   

Media Contact:

Brian Peters

Director of Membership and Industry Programs

(314) 283-1842



Recipients recognized at ASC’s Annual Convention & Expo in New Orleans

April 18, 2023 – Alexandria, VA – 
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) held its 7th annual Innovation Awards at the 2023 Annual Convention & Expo in New Orleans, LA on April 18, 2023. The Innovation awards recognize the top three innovations from the adhesive and sealant industry. Independent judges reviewed the following categories and weightings as part of their review process:

  • Science and Innovation (30%)
  • Applicability & Impact (10%)
  • Impact of the Technology Relative to the State of the Art (30%)
  • Qualifications, Experience and Capabilities (20%)
  • Significant Milestone (10%)

ASC judges reviewed submittal packages and the following were the winners of the 2023 awards:

The primary award was presented to Albert Giorgini and the team at H.B. Fuller for their development entitled “EV Protect 4006 Lightweight Encapsulant for Lithium-Ion Batteries”. This technology represents a two-component foaming, flame-retardant polyurethane encapsulant, which prevents or inhibits thermal runaway in lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs. For more information on this development click HERE.

1st Runner Up went to Nvirovate with a development called“Soybean Oil PSA: Brand ESG & Sustainability Enabler.

2nd Runner Up went toXlynx for a development titled “Development of Universal Covalent Adhesives for Use with Low Surface Energy Polymers.”

This year’s volume of submissions was again very impressive. ASC and the judges were pleased with the quality of the 30 submissions received for the 7th annual program in which we recognize unique developments for our industry”, indicated Brian Peters, Director of Membership and Industry Programs. “We look forward to seeing the program grow and continuing to recognize innovations in our industry. Congratulations to Nvirovate and Xlynx as runners-up, and to H.B. Fuller as our 1st place winner for the 2023 best innovations.”

To learn more about the ASC Innovation Awards Program visit the official awards page located HERE.

Questions about the Innovation Awards program should be directed to Brian Peters,Director of Membership and Industry Programs at

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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 106 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit