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.

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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“My role is to contribute with my work to build knowledge on biofabrication in the education courses of the university and to advance in the field of regenerative medicine with new more efficient therapies.

On October 6, 2016 Lorenzo Moroni was inaugurated as professor of Biofabrication technologies at the University of Maastricht.

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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

Part of Additive Manufacturing Program


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