100 years of plastics
Unlimited possibilities for the future – month after month
With the publication of a research article in 1920, Hermann Staudinger laid the foundation of modern polymer science. By then, no one imagined the success story it would trigger: Plastics have long since made our everyday lives easier, promoted medical progress and are important enabler for renewable energies. Until the end of 2021, the Macromolecular Chemistry Division of the Association of German Chemists (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e. V.), PlasticsEurope Deutschland e. V. and several plastics manufacturers will be presenting exciting areas of application for the material.
Hermann Staudinger would probably be pretty impressed if he could see how modern industry has further developed his legacy. His research laid the foundation for many plastics that are essential for our nowadays’ life: Plastics make cars lighter and safer, keep food...