MonoSol Wins Indiana Innovation Award for Food Grade Film
MERRILLVILLE, Ind., October 11, 2018 – MonoSol joined nine other organizations winning a 2018 Indiana Innovation Award at a ceremony held today at Butler University in Indianapolis. The annual Day of Innovation celebration is designed to increase the recognition of Indiana as a growing global center for innovation.
MonoSol, a Kuraray Company, won the award for its new food grade water-soluble film which is used to create grab-and-go, pre-measured servings of powdered protein supplements that dissolve and release their contents when added to an athlete’s shaker bottle.
“If you know anyone who likes to lift weights, you know how much they love post-workout nutrition,” said Nate Miranda, New Ventures Director for MonoSol. “With this we provide a simple solution where all you do is take out a single pouch, drop it in a shaker bottle and you get a perfectly pre-measured dose of protein every time. No scooping, no dust, no bulky containers to mess with.”
Established in 2011, the Indiana Innovation Awards are the only broad-based innovation awards focused exclusively on Indiana and seek to recognize individuals and organizations leading the charge within the state. An executive panel of judges selected this year’s winners from a record 56 finalists. Winners represented a cross-section of Indiana industries including manufacturing, retail, agriculture and technology.
“Winning an Indiana Innovation Award validates what we’re doing as a New Venture’s team at MonoSol,” said Miranda. “We enjoy looking at the world and finding new ways to add value to people’s lives by solving interesting new challenges. At its core, that’s what successful innovation is really all about.”
MonoSol’s water-soluble delivery systems have revolutionized detergent and cleaning industries all over the world. Its growing portfolio of applications includes detergents, agro-chemical packaging, solid surface and composite release films, and embroidery, as well as personal care products, food ingredients, water treatment chemicals, transfer printing and more. Through its collaborative mindset, global manufacturing footprint, high-quality products and scientific expertise, MonoSol partners with customers to create innovative product packaging solutions that enhance everyday life. Founded in 1953, MonoSol is a Kuraray Company, one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies, and is based in Merrillville, Indiana. Visit www.monosol.com for more information.
Matthew Vander Laan