Lightweight technologies and green chemistry –
innovations from Lusatia
From green chemistry to biopolymers and innovative composite materials for lightweight technologies – the chemicals industry is a driver of innovation in Lusatia. Hardly any other branch of industry is as closely interlinked with the other branches of the economy, particularly as it supplies a large number of base products.
Developments of the future
BASF, the largest chemicals company in the world, has an important location in Schwarzheide that attracts suppliers and service providers such as Proseat, Tradebe and STR (Bertschi). Conventional and new bio-based plastics are developed at the Schwarzheide biopolymer processing test centre.
Additional strong industrial and chemical parks such as Guben, which is home to synthetic fibre manufacturer Trevira and Megaflex foams, as well as Spremberg/Schwarze Pumpe characterise Lusatia as an industrial location. This is where the developments of the future take place.
The foundation for this is Lusatia’s universities and research facilities. A good example of this is Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg with its Institute of Materials Chemistry.