“ 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. ”
“ New transportation concepts are needed to meet the mobility ambitions
of a growing population. Lightweight materials will be crucial to come to
sustainable solutions. ”
“ 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. ”
“ Local manufacturing will help to generate personalized solutions in consumer
and medical products, without the need for global transportation. ”
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.
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.
Wouter is General Manager of Yparex B.V. Yparex B.V. is a leading European producer of extrudable adhesive resins which are used in several multilayer applications such as Food Packaging. Besides that, Yparex is one of the partners of Brightlands Materials Center.
Within the Lightweight Automotive program at Brightlands Materials Center, Jos Lobee is project leader of the OP Zuid project “Thermoplastic......13 december, 2018