P2i first company to retain title of 'Most Innovative Company in Europe'
August 31, 2012
The IBAs are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.
“Entries to the IBAs grew substantially this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “Despite slow economic conditions in much of the world, the quality of nominations was outstanding, demonstrating that there are many companies that are innovating and growing regardless.”
As a fast-paced science and technology company, P2i demonstrated great innovation in developing the first cost effective high volume manufacturing solution for liquid repellent nano-coating protection on smartphones and tablet devices.
Dr. Stephen Coulson, Chief Technical Officer, P2i, said: “The award realizes not only the ongoing demand for innovation as P2i continues to push the boundaries of conventional liquid protection, but the strengths and ability of our employees to deliver on these. The process of scaling up the technology from medium to high volume manufacturing required overcoming technical challenges and optimization of the application process at incredible speed and under challenging circumstances. It is a great honor to have received this award for the second year in a row, clearly demonstrating P2i’s success in embedding innovation as part of the workplace culture.”
To date, P2i has processed tens of millions of electronic devices and has over 150 nano-coating systems in manufacturing centers worldwide. With 59 patent families protecting the intellectual property of the technology and its application, P2i looks forward to another innovative year as the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology.
P2i is the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology. It was established in 2004 to commercialize liquid-repellent treatments developed by the UK’s Ministry of Defence. Now on a commercial scale, P2i’s patented process has been successfully applied to a wide range of products in a wide range of markets including Lifestyle, Electronics, Life Sciences, Military & Institutional and Filtration & Energy.
In consumer sectors, the presence of P2i’s technology is indicated either by Aridion™, its brand for Electronics, or ion-mask™, its brand for Lifestyle (including footwear and accessories). See www.p2i.com for more information.
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