The Dutch chemical industry has recently defined two ambitions. First, in 2050 the Dutch chemical industry wants to be in the top 3 countries that develops and produces 'smart materials'. Currently, the Netherlands has one of the lowest added values on the chemical industry in comparison with the surrounding countries. Therefore, the second ambition is to double the added value of the Dutch chemical industry by 2030.
TNO wants, can and definitely should contribute to these ambitions. Therefore, TNO presents in this document the activities and competencies in the field of 'smart polymer materials'.
Currently, five research groups at TNO are active in materials research. These are: