Michelin and Enviro will build a recycling plant for Tyres

Scandinavian Enviro Systems and the French global tyre manufacturer Michelin have signed three definitive agreements that form the basis of the companies’ strategic partnership. The agreements regulate the terms for a jointly owned plant for the recycling of end-of-life tyres in Chile, the terms and conditions for Michelin’s use of Enviro’s patented technology, and payment …

Dutch Battery Ecosystem and National Strategy

Battery technology is of strategic importance for the mobility sector and energy transition. Therefore, it is key to develop the necessary knowledge and competences in an organized take a position in the global competitive battery supply chain. With some key competences in heavy duty mobility, next generation cell components, complex (thin-film) production equipment and circularity, …

Circular Thermoplastic Solutions for Sustainable Mobility

The automotive industry continues to face strong regulatory and public pressure to increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Against this context, many of the world’s largest automakers are targeting carbon neutrality by the next decade.One of the pathways to progress is the use of more sustainable plastic materials, which can have a significant impact …

Design for Sustainability (D4S) and Design for Circularity (D4C) for the automotive industry using state-of-the art sustainability assessment tool

To decarbonize the automotive value chain, innovations that enhance the life cycle and circularity performance of the vehicles are needed at a faster pace. To support this decarbonization goal, ALMA, an EU-sponsored Horizon 2020 project, aims to develop a novel, lightweight structure (at TRL 8) for a battery electric vehicle that has lower environmental impacts …

Previous Editions

2020 Edition This page gives an overview of previously held conference editions.

reLFT: A sustainable solution for thermoplastic composite waste?

by Marc Huisman, Program Manager Lightweight Automotive, Brightlands Materials Center This presentation will show a unique material processing concept of thermo-mechanical recycling that uses post-industrial or post-consumer continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic waste material and turns into an engineering material that can be used in compression molding or injection molding of technically demanding applications such as …

Save the date: March 23, 2021 – Online Materials 4 Sustainable Mobility Conference

Brightlands Materials of the Future Series announces the ONLINE Materials 4 Sustainable Mobility Conference on March 23. Electrification, digitalization, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts will help define the future of mobility. These mega trends will fundamentally change the way we think about cars and mobility as a whole, and will have a major impact …