Topic of the Month

“A man who was 20 years ahead of his time”

The polymer pioneer Fritz Klatte

Dr Fritz Klatte, pioneer of plastics chemistry. (Source: Archive)

Vinyl replaces shellac

A pharmacist first and then a chemist

Recycling of residual materials a challenging assignment

The first patents

Staudinger’s “macromolecules”

Greatest professional achievement

Lengthy illness instead of triumphant success