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Chicago Innovation Award Winner

Illinois Tool Works

Winner in: 2011
Winning Product: Global Capless Refueling System
Winner Category: Chicago Innovation Award
Industry: Industrial and Energy

The ITW (Illinois Tool Works) Deltar’s Global Capless Refueling System provides automatic sealing while eliminating the traditional Gas Cap on an automobile. The benefits include: customer convenience, faster refueling , avoidance of getting soiled hands and/or gloves during refueling, an accessible design for elderly/arthritic, and no lost or uninstalled gas caps. The Mis-Fuel Inhibitor (MFI) function permits the proper nozzle by discriminating between Diesel and Gasoline nozzles, does not allow the customer to refuel with the wrong fuel type, and enhances security by not allowing siphon tubes. The product deters spillage more than existing systems, as well as meets global fuel system requirements while competitive products only meet regional requirements.

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