Plastics are an essential part of modern life. Their history goes back more than 100 years, but compared to other materials, they are relatively new. Their usage over the past century has led to huge technological advances. From daily tasks to the most unusual needs – due to their distinct characteristics, plastics are used in a wide range of applications. One of the world’s top thermoplastic resins producers is Braskem. Its European headquarters is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.