Brightlands Materials Center for new sustainable materials

Sustainable chemical industry

The world's population will reach ten billion by 2050. Do we want to pass on a healthy planet to the next generation? If so, this will require major changes in the use of energy and material resources. Brightlands Materials Center takes on this challenge. We work on research and development programmes to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

Brightlands Materials Center

At the Brightlands Materials Center, we conduct research into new, sustainable technologies in the field of plastics and their applications. We develop innovative material solutions for a sustainable future.

We do this together with industry, universities and entrepreneurs, to help a variety of companies and sectors with technical challenges to find sustainable solutions. These include smart coatings for solar control glass, thermoplastic materials for lightweight constructions, and 3D printing technologies for sustainable manufacturing.

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Research programmes

In our research, we focus on major societal challenges. We work on aspects of sustainable mobility, sustainable buildings and circular packaging. We deal with buildings and mobility, as they are responsible for a large part of the carbon emissions that cause global warming.

Plastic is a very efficient way of safely packaging food products. But there are no circular solutions for it yet. This is why we develop innovative technologies for sustainable and circular materials. Find out more about our three research programmes:

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Find out more about our research programmes on the Brightlands Materials Center website.

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TU Delft and TNO prepare industry for scale-up phase of clean factory

8 April 2022

Oil and gas shortages are not only pushing up the prices of gas and petrol, but also plastics, medicines and cosmetics. To make our society less dependent on fossil fuels and combat climate change, the chemical industry needs to change radically. In recent years, TU Delft and TNO have laid the foundation for cleaner production processes in the chemical industry. The new e-Chem partnership is now taking this a step further by actually constructing a clean factory of the future.

Collaboration for European platform on industrial transformation

10 November 2021
Institutes TNO, DECHEMA and VITO/EnergyVille set up an international cross-border knowledge platform on industrial transformation.