The Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPIP, Germany) and the Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC, Thailand) opened the 1st Max Planck Partner Laboratory of Thailand. The newly founded International Research Center is headed by Assoc. Prof. Daniel Crespy and will focus on the creation of sustainable polymer materials. Prof. Dr. Katharina Landfester, Prof. Dr. Volker Mailaender, Dr. Heloise Therien-Aubin, and Dr. Manfred Wagner participated to the opening ceremony on the 03rd of October 2019. The Max Planck-VISTEC Partner Laboratory has successfully gathered scientific and financial commitments from VISTEC and the MPIP to ensure a long term and fruitful collaboration between both institutes.