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Our facilities

Brightlands Materials Center has state-of-the-art facilities at three locations at the Brightlands Chemelot Campus with nearly 1000m2 lab and pilot space.

We have:

  • A complete 3D printing infrastructure: German RepRap X500, Anisoprint Composer, Raise3D Pro2, small scale SLS powder printer, various DPL printers;
  • Various small-scale plastics processing equipment, such as Xplore micro-compounder, micro-injection molding, Collin (300mm) flat film extrusion, Engel injection molder with a linear robot for insert molding, an 18mm flexible dosing twin-screw Coperion extruder, a 80mm single-screw extruder for composites recycling, a Fontijne Press, shredding equipment for both rigid plastic products and flexible films, Kopp sealing equipment , Watttron digital sealing, thermoforming;
  • Various testing equipment: Instron universal tensile testers with DIC imaging, pelletizing/flaking, dedusting and sieving equipment for recycling purposes, various analytics tools (DSC, TGA, rheometry, microscopy, particle size and fiber length distribution determination, a NIR and UV/Vis spectrophotometers), measuring hot tack and leak testing for plastic packaging;
  • An autoclaves for nanoparticle synthesis and coating-process equipment, a washing machine, a 50x50cm2 dip coater, a roll-coater, a Buhler powder grinder, various high temperatures furnaces (rotating tube, rapid thermal processing and annealing, high temperature curing).

Our facilities

Chemical labs

Building 220

Processing labs

Building 24

Coating Pilot Line

Building 5