Renewable Matter # 1 / Next Europe

PLASTiCE Project: Promoting Sustainable Plastics in Central Europe

by Andrej Kržan

Polymer research has a long and rich tradition in Central Europe, where it has contributed to the development of polymer science and technology and has been a powerful supporting factor behind economic growth.


Development in the region, comprising eastern parts of Western Europe (Austria, Germany and Italy) and ex-socialist countries in the strip from Poland in the north to Croatia in the south, followed different patterns. One resulted in a University dominated system and the other included a strong position of academy institutes. More recently, these differences have decreased through the common...

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