Press release
Nano and Silicone Technology
May 14, 2013

Award of the 2013 de Bruyne Medal

Stephan Sprenger, Senior Market Development Manager for Composites and Lightweight Construction at Evonik Hanse GmbH, Geesthacht, Germany, is to be awarded the 2013 de Bruyne Medal. This will be presented to him at the Society for Adhesion and Adhesive’s International conference, ‘Adhesion 13’, to be held at the National Science Learning Centre at the University of York from 4 to 6 September 2013.

Norman de Bruyne was a multi-disciplined scientist who had the ability and foresight to translate theoretical science into very practical, commercial applications. The medal is an acknowledgment of the recipient’s personal contribution to innovation in the field of adhesives.

Company Information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2012 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €13.6 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.6 billion.


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