Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) has received two awards in recognition of its contributions to a long-term strategic technical partnership with The Dow Chemical Company. The awards were presented to Agilent Technologies at WesTEC, an annual event that celebrates technical innovation, and technology breakthroughs that enhance work process efficiencies and process safety. The event was held at Dow's Alberta Operations, Fort Saskatchewan Site in Canada.

"Dow's partnership with Agilent Technologies has spanned more than 28 years," says Gonzalo Beltran, Vice-President of Dow Chemical Canada ULC and Site Director of Alberta Operations. "Our vital collaboration has elevated Dow's analytical expertise, reliability and manufacturing performance. I extend my sincere appreciation to the Dow team and to our Agilent partners."

Agilent received two WesTEC Awards for the following joint product development projects.

  • The Agilent Intuvo 9000 gas chromatography system, which uses advanced technologies to significantly increase laboratory productivity.
  • The Agilent 8355 sulfur chemiluminescence detector, which represents a major advance in sulfur chemiluminescence detection, making the technology more reliable and easier to use.

"The Dow Canada 2016 WesTEC awards signify that Agilent is on the right track for delivering innovative and applicable separation technologies that will help Dow achieve superior outcomes in their laboratories," said Shanya Kane, who leads the Gas Phase Separations Division at Agilent. "The presentation of the awards by Dow executives was viewed as an honor by our development teams, due to the significance of this external recognition by the world's largest chemical company".