And the motto doesn't just apply to our research. In the modern world, very little works without plastics. From packaging and medical products to sports, it is almost impossible to live without this material. Who still goes to the start of a fun run in leather shoes with cork soles and leather pants or a wool sweater? Most people rely on modern functional materials for their clothing, which repel perspiration, allow air exchange, have soles that dampen and bounce, ... And who doesn't prefer to train on the tartan track rather than on gravel? All this would be unimaginable without plastics. And that's why we stick to the motto: Nothing works here without plastics!