Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. awarded for innovation


As a company committed to innovation, Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. keeps looking for creative solutions, based on science and research good practices. For the development of the concept of a plastics additive in cooperation with Instytut Chemii Przemysłowej [Industrial Chemistry Research Institute] (IChP) in Warszawa, the company was awarded a Platinum Medal at the International Warsaw Invention Show (IWIS 2016).

The winning project is a result of the experience and research achievements of IChP, the originator of mineral modifiers for plastics, and Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A., the manufacturer of plasticizers. By adding a plasticizer to a mineral modifier, two properties were combined and one multipurpose plastics additive was obtained. Additionally, it made it possible to improve mechanical properties of the material while reducing the flammability and smoke emission during combustion of modified plastics. The award received at IWIS 2016 confirms the attractiveness of the proposed solution.


IWIS Platinium Medal


The International Warsaw Invention Show is an event held on 10–12 October 2016 and organised by the Polish Patent Office and Warsaw University of Technology. The event offers the opportunity to present and learn more about current international innovation trends.