Polytives honored with 2nd place at the Lothar Späth Award
We take pride in announcing that Polytives GmbH, a company within our DS Group, has secured the 2nd place at the prestigious Lothar Späth Award, accompanied by a prize of 30,000 euros. The award recognizes the collaboration with Prof. Felix H. Schacher from Friedrich Schiller University Jena for the development of groundbreaking polymer additives aimed at energy-optimized plastic processing.
Successful partnership between business and science
The founding trio of Polytives, led by Dipl.-Chem. Oliver Eckardt and Viktoria Rothleitner, closely collaborates with the chair of Prof. Felix H. Schacher. Together, they have identified the potential of a technology born from a research partnership between a local company and the university. The developed polymer additives, particularly the groundbreaking product bFI A 3745, not only enable significant energy savings in plastic processing but also transform previously challenging-to-process recycled materials into easily manageable substances.