Press Release: Michelman Receives IRI Excellence Award for Corporate Citizenship

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Michelman Receives IRI Excellence Award for Corporate Citizenship

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2023  CONTACT: NAM Media Relations
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Washington, DC – The Innovation Research Interchange, a division of the National Association of Manufacturers that helps companies customize, implement and scale impactful innovation for bottom-line results and top-line growth, recognized Michelman as the recipient of the 2023 IRI Excellence Award for Corporate Citizenship. This award recognizes companies that exhibit exceptional commitment and leadership in corporate social responsibility and community involvement.

“We are thrilled to present the inaugural IRI Excellence Award for Corporate Citizenship to Michelman. Michelman is not only a leader in sustainable chemistry, but they also incorporate good corporate citizenship into every aspect of their products, research and culture. Being a good corporate citizen is in their DNA. It defines Michelman, and it is an honor to recognize such excellence,” said IRI Assistant Vice President for Strategic Communities Lee Green.

“We are delighted to be the initial recipient of IRI’s Corporate Citizenship Award in recognition of our strong commitment to sustainable chemistry. Innovating a sustainable future is our purpose. We live this purpose daily as we develop environmentally conscious performance-enhancing surface modifiers that improve the materials that shape our world. We are proud to be recognized alongside other industry leaders,” said Michelman President and CEO Rick Michelman.


Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly and sustainable chemical solutions used in various industries, including printing and packaging, coatings and fibers and composites. With a focus on innovation and collaboration, Michelman creates products that enhance the performance and sustainability of its customers’ products. The company is committed to making a positive impact on the environment and society through responsible business practices and sustainable chemistry. For more information about Michelman, please visit their website at


The Innovation Research Interchange—a division of the National Association of Manufacturers—is an influential organization dedicated to the advancement of technological innovation and research. Since its establishment in 1938, IRI has fostered collaboration among industry leaders, facilitating knowledge sharing and promoting excellence in research and development. For more information, please visit