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

Brabant Innovation Days

April 22th, 2021

Circular Plastics Conference 2021

April 29 | May 20 2021

SAMPE Benelux

May 11th, 2021

Nanotechnology Crossing Borders

October 14th, 2021

Glass Performance Days

October 20-22, 2021

Formnext

November 16-19, 2021

Glasstec

September 20-23, 2022

Podcasts

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