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.

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Up to 33% Energy Savings through Reduced Processing Temperature

50% Increase in Throughput and Realization of Delicate Components

The submitted innovations are impressive and testify to highly fruitful partnerships between business, science, and research.

Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow on the award winners.

Polytives und DS