SOURCE: Industrial Technology Research Institute

Industrial Technology Research Institute

March 08, 2012 02:08 ET

ITRI's Reddex, Non-Toxic Fire Resistant Composite Material, Wins Aviation Week's Innovation Challenge Awards

HSINCHU, TAIWAN--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2012) - Aviation Week, an authoritative aviation magazine in the U.S., held the 2012 Innovation Challenge (IC) Awards ceremony today (March 7th) in recognition of best-in-class and game-changing innovations in the aviation industry. Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) of Taiwan won the award in the Other Category for its Reddex, non-toxic fire resistant composite material. Dr. Jonq-Min Liu, Executive Vice President of ITRI, represented the institute to accept the honor in Washington, D.C. Other winners include Rockwell Collins, Air New Zealand Technical Operations and BridgetNet International, etc. Under an intense competition participated in by more than 165 technologies worldwide, ITRI is the only winner of the awards from Asia.

Anthony Velocci, editor-in-chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology, who served as one of the judges indicated that the nominated technique must be related to the aerospace domain; as to the judging standard, it stressed conditions that the technique be simple and able to decrease cost and improve the product value. He gave a high affirmation to ITRI's technique, and assumed that the outstanding technology to control the environmental protecting incombustibility material is not only unique, but also crossing several categories to produce value for customers, therefore, the first prize of the "Other" category shall be awarded.

Dr. Jonq-Min Liu further points out, Reddex won the "R&D 100 Awards" from R&D Magazine in 2010, and winning the 2012 IC Awards is a further testimony of the innovation of Reddex. It is characterized by its ignition resistance, non-melting, non-toxic properties. Even in temperatures higher than 1,000 degrees Celsius, it can still protect substances coated with it for about 60 minutes, lowering its temperatures to under 300 degrees Celsius. Because of Reddex's excellent bonding property and robustness even after being torched by fire for an extended period of time, steel frames coated with Reddex in a building can still maintain strong structural adherence to the main structure, and thus protecting a building from catching fire or being damaged by fire. Reddex meets the environmental codes of the European Union. It has a wide range of applications such as for making partition and compartment materials inside an airplane, fuselage insulation materials, chair cushion fabrics, construction and building materials, as well as industrial and daily-use products.

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