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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. ”

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. ”

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. ”

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

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.

‘We are seeing a growing demand from the market for thermoplastic composites. This is the perfect opportunity for us.’

Within the Lightweight Automotive program at Brightlands Materials Center, Jos Lobee is project leader of the OP Zuid project “Thermoplastic Composites”. This OP Zuid project was created to promote research and innovation within the Netherlands and to strengthen cooperation between companies, in particular SME’s.

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Wonen Limburg is investing in sustainability. That will give you a boost!

As a society, we are facing a huge challenge in scaling back our CO2 emissions. One of the answers to this complex issue might be to come up with new and sustainable solutions. Wonen Limburg, the province’s biggest housing corporation, is also engaged in this field. The company is actively working to take part in the energy transition. Veronique Bremmers, Energy programme manager at Wonen Limburg, has more information to offer on this topic.

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