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Inspiring

innovations in Plastics

“ The world population will continue to grow in the 21st century to become
nine billion by 2050. The need for new sustainable products and materials
will grow with it as well. ”

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Inspiring

innovations in Plastics

“ New transportation concepts are needed to meet the mobility ambitions
of a growing population. Lightweight materials will be crucial to come to
sustainable solutions. ”

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Inspiring

innovations in Plastics

“ Energy neutral or even energy generating housing solutions will depend
on smart materials, controlling the in-house climate and supporting living
comfort based on sustainable energy only. ”

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Inspiring

innovations in Plastics

“ Local manufacturing will help to generate personalized solutions in consumer
and medical products, without the need for global transportation. ”

Welcome to our world of Plastics

The heart of the Brightlands Materials Center is an evolving ecosystem where scientific excellence, innovative applications and societal challenges come together.

The Brightlands Materials Center offers a meeting place at Brightlands Chemelot Campus and close collaboration with a global network of leading companies along the value chain and renowned universities and institutes.

In our shared research programs, where scientists, R&D researchers and students come and work together, we secure application-driven research along the whole chain of knowledge.

Combining industrial needs with fundamental research is the key to develop next-generation biomedical implants

“The manufacture of patient-specific biomedical implants replacing damaged tissues, using additive manufacturing (AM) will reshape the future of many patients”, says Rong Wang, one of the Post-Doc researchers within the Additive Manufacturing (AM) program of Brightlands Materials Center.

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“Our knowledge on materials creates a revolutionary new dimension in the production of things!”

“Our understanding and ways of applying complex shapes of materials finds itself in a revolutionary phase”, says Rolf van Benthem, Corporate Science fellow, Chemistry of Polymers and Resins at DSM.

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Solution Highlights

Patient Specific Protheses and Implants

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Small series production of parts

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Integrated electronics

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Events

'Meeting Materials'- December 13, 2016

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The conference ‘Meeting Materials’ will take place on December 13, 2016. It is organized in collaboration with Materials Innovation Institute (M2i). The program consists of an interesting mix of key note presentations about developments in materials innovation, parallel sessions, and a new career orientation program for M2i’s PhD’s.

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