The Chemours became the third-place winner of the Bio-Based Product of the Year at the 2018 Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards for Teflon EcoElite, the world’s first renewably-sourced, plant-based, non-fluorinated fabric treatment. This award highlights products that are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine and forestry materials and provides an alternative to conventional petroleum-derived products, with innovative developments in price, functionality and quality.

“We are honored to be named as one of the winners of the 2018 Bio-Based Product of Year by the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards,” stated Paul Kirsch, president of Chemours Fluoroproducts. “This award recognizes Chemours’ leadership in addressing key global trends and helping our customers keep up with fast-paced shifts in consumer needs to bring a higher quality of life and everyday conveniences to people worldwide.”

2018 marks the 80th anniversary of the discovery of fluoropolymers (PTFE), which led to the Teflon brand, and over the years Teflon has been an integral part of many of humankind’s advancements. Teflon EcoElite, the latest innovation from Chemours, is the first-ever plant-based water repellant. It is up to three times more durable than existing non-fluorinated water-repellent finishes and is the first bio-based fabric repellent on the market.