Brightlands Materials Center enhanced its capabilities for processing and testing of thermoplastic composites. Recently, program Lightweight Automotive expanded their laboratory at a new location at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen, The Netherlands.
The new experimental capabilities support the main goals of the program: Solutions for predictable life-time, optimal processing and valuable recycling of thermoplastic composites. The laboratory also facilitates validation of modelling tools as well as development of customized experimental technologies that enable the use of these materials in lightweight applications.
The laboratory was officially opened by Ruud Burlet, Deputy Sustainability, Environment and Procurement of the Province of Limburg on October 31st 2019.
Marc Huisman, Program Manager Lightweight Automotive of Brightlands Materials Center, says “with our laboratory for processing and testing of thermoplastic composites we have reached an important milestone in the growth of Brightlands Materials Center. These expanded capabilities are realized in the frame of a fieldlab project together with 10 companies, and enables further developments and collaborations.”