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. ”



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. ”



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. ”



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.

‘I am excited to see this collaboration between Brightlands Materials Center and UL’

Meet Paul Bates (UL): Trainer of Additive Manufacturing workshops. Paul is Manager of the UL AMCC and an industry-recognized Additive Manufacturing veteran. He is the trainer of the Additive Manufacturing workshops organized on 31 Januari and 1 Februari.

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“I firmly belief that when research organizations join forces, the resulting joint proposition is much stronger than the individual ones.”

Based on the regional and national importance of the research line nanostructured materials, Zuyd Hogeschool, TNO and the Brightlands Materials Center jointly decided to found the chair Nanostructured Materials at Zuyd. Pascal Buskens will head this chair as “bijzonder lector”.

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Solution Highlights

Patient Specific Protheses and Implants

Part of Additive Manufacturing Program

Small series production of parts

Part of Additive Manufacturing Program

Integrated electronics

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