Biodegradable plastics have been around for a long time, but have so far only been of limited use for food. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research in Würzburg want to change this with a new class of materials. Four questions to Sabine Amberg-Schwab, chemist and head of the Barrier and Multifunctional Coatings Department.

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Author profile picture Volker Joksch, freelance writer and corporate communications specialist. Lives in Munich.