Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis believes that market-led, customer-oriented innovations are the key to long-term success for any business. The company has once again given its internal Innovation Award to three project teams, in recognition of the outstanding results that their innovative solutions have achieved for Cognis and its customers. The Gold Award was presented to a team that worked on improving the production process for Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), which is proven to reduce body fat. Silver went to Gluadin® WLM, a wheat micro protein for hair and skin care applications with outstanding penetration efficiency, and Bronze was awarded to new ecologically friendly Waterpoxy® epoxy coating systems.

The Gold Award recognizes Cognis team members for their work on the CLA production process to improve the isomeric purity of the product. CLA is a natural weight management product that has application in dairy foods. The patented processing standards and advanced technologies enable Cognis to deliver consistently high-quality CLA to its customers worldwide, thereby giving them a significant competitive edge.

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