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. ”

 

Additive Manufacturing

Enabling functional 3D printed parts and products by development of innovative polymer additive manufacturing materials.

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Lightweight Automotive

Predictive modeling of thermoplastic composites during its life’s use, either in injection over-molded parts or in metal plastic hybrid parts.

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Sustainable Buildings

Decrease the energy consumption of buildings by development of innovative optical materials and coatings

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Circular Packaging

Accelerate the transition to circular plastic packaging by innovations in material redesign, recycling and impact assessment.

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Societal challenges require joint innovation

The world is changing rapidly. Major challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, health and living are ahead of us. Brightlands Materials Center is an evolving ecosystem where scientific excellence and innovative applications come together to meet these global challenges.

Materials play an important role in our societies. Careful use of valuable raw materials sources and a circular economy are of great importance for a sustainable future. Brightlands Materials Center offers a meeting place to accelerate these transitions. It works together with a global network of leading companies along the value chain and with renowned universities and institutes to make this happen. In shared research programs focusing on clear market needs , scientists, technicians and students work together to develop innovative materials solutions for a sustainable future.

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Our programs

Additive Manufacturing

Enabling functional 3D printed parts and products by development of innovative polymer additive manufacturing materials.

Discover more

Lightweight automotive

Predictive modeling of thermoplastic composites during its life’s use, either in injection over-molded parts or in metal plastic hybrid parts.

Discover more

Sustainable
Buildings

Decrease the energy consumption of buildings by development of innovative optical materials and coatings

Discover more

Circular
Packaging

Accelerate the transition to circular plastic packaging by innovations in material redesign, recycling and impact assessment.

Discover more

Events

News

Margot SegersFeatured newsNews
26 June 2020

Industrial valorization of technology developments in Additive Manufacturing Program

On June 24th  Margot Segers and Richard Janssen hosted the first Brightlands Materials Center digital event for a selected group…
Featured newsNews
26 June 2020

Our new thermochromic smart window

We have published an article in the scientific journal Energies on building energy simulations of a residential building. In this…
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