The Compound Company develops and manufactures compounds that are widely used in numerous application areas and industries such as packaging, automotive, building & construction, PV modules and compatibilizers & coupling agents for the compounding industry.
Wouter van den Berg, Commercial Director: “Today’s mega-trends and societal challenges call for companies that can work with all stakeholders to work on a better future”.
Brightlands Materials Center is a Research & Development center for materials.
Richard Janssen, Business Development Manager: “We develop polymeric materials for Additive Manufacturing. We are very proud on the development with NextDent, 3D systems and OCE, a Canon company, to have develop this photopolymer system for teeth and bridges that go into the mouth. This material is bio compatible so it can be put into the mouth.”
Patrick Stagier, Site Head of Lonza Nederland in Geleen and Maasricht:
“We are proud of having developed our company from a team of 10 people in 2005, to a team of 140 people today. And we will continue to grow; we have the intention to recruit another 50 to 60 people by the end of the year. Also, we have supported our customers in developing and commercializing their cell therapy products, and we will continue to do so.”
At the campus Maastricht University offers innovative educational programs in the natural sciences.
Dean Sciences Thomas Cleij: “With access to labs and pilot plants, our students can experience directly what their work and career may lead to in the future.”
The Glass Instruments Shop DSM makes customized glass instruments for clients on campus and on site.
Glass blower Ad Nijssen: “Customer have a chemical question and I help them with a technical solution in glass.”
Chemelot is a very integrated chemical site, where different products are being made, ranging from fertilizers to plastics to technical fibers.
Director Robert Claasen: “Together we’re working to become the most competitive and most sustainable chemical site in 2025 in Western Europe.”
In addition to the companies and institutes at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, there are the organizations that are located at the other three Brightlands campuses in the Province of Limburg. Brightlands is the name for innovation and excellence that crosses borders.
Kriya Materials develops multifunctional coatings and composites for a range of markets.
Director Roel Huis in ‘t Veld: “We make solar panels more efficient in energy generating and we lower the amount of energy needed for illuminating buildings and cars.”
Technoforce manufactures physical separation and purification systems for the chemical industry.
Director Technology & Business Ben Bovendeerd: “We have developed an innovative design for a crystallizer for producing products with improved characteristics.”
Isobionics makes natural flavors and fragrances via a proprietary fermentation process.
SCEO & Founder Toine Janssen: “The footprint of our products is only one percent versus the conventional way of producing. So, it’s really very sustainable.”
DSM Engineering Plastics develops new plastics, for instance for the automotive industry.
Commercial Director Joost d’Hooghe: “We have developed a plastic that behaves like a metal. With this material our customers can develop parts that are lighter than they were before.”
DSM Advanced Solar develops high-performing materials for the solar energy space.
Vice President Oscar Goddijn: “We are market leader for anti-reflective coating we deposit on glass. This ensures that solar parks deliver 3% more energy to society.”
Innosyn invents and improves processes for the pharmaceutical, fine and specialty chemical industries.
Sales & Marketing Director Iwona Kaluzna: “Our innovations help to reduce the number of production steps, which goes hand-in-hand with reduction of energy and is environmental friendly.”
Brightlands Innovation Factory supports startups.
CEO Leon Klinkers: “Following our life-cycle approach we provide different kinds of support for each stage in the life of a startup. I’m proud that in one year, forty young companies choose to grow their business from here.”
Fysio Bastiaens is responsible for the Brightlands Vitality Program at the campus.
Owner Noor Bastiaens: “We actually provide training, either physically or mentally, to make sure people are not suffering a burn-out or physical complaints, such as lower back complaints.”
Brightlands Materials Center is a Research & Development center for materials.
Managing Director Marnix van Gurp: “We have a program on lightweight materials to make cars much lighter, which will result in reduced emissions.”
DSM-Niaga develops fully sustainable carpets.
General Manager Josse Kunst: “The campus is a fantastic place and the knowledge is just oozing out of the buildings.”
Safety is crucial for Brightlands Chemelot Campus.
Campus COO Luc Lanclus: “We have to make sure that people are safe at the campus. Having people well instructed is a key element, but also to have an emergency response system.”
Chemelot InSciTe supports the development of scientific and technology concepts.
Managing Director Emiel Staring: “The campus helps us to optimally serve the parties we collaborate with. It is the infrastructure, but it is also the innovative and intrapreneurial spirit that we see here.”
Yparex is a product of The Compound Company
General Manager Wouter van den Berg: “One of our key markets is packaging, multi layered barrier packaging, to be precise. It is used to keep all kinds of food fresh for a long time.”
Brightlands Materials Center is a research & development center for materials.
Managing Director Marnix van Gurp: “We develop a coating for glass windows which is switchable. The effect: when it’s warm, the house is being cooled, when it’s cold, the house is warmed up.”
The Service Boulevard’s service providers serve companies and institutes on campus
Business Development Manager Kurt Gielen: “We bring people together; actual interacting starts and new collaborations and partnerships can be developed.”
SABIC aims to be global leader in chemicals in a wide range of industries.
Leader Global Technology Centers Europe Bert Groothuis: “SABIC is amongst the most active companies in filing patents, which is a great indicator of our innovative power.”
ARLANXEO manufactures synthetic rubber.
Head of R&D Gerard van Doremaele: “We have more than 100 years of experience and know-how, and are still passionate to develop new products. Products that are not always very visible, but are all around us.”
The core activity of Maastricht University is education and research.
Dean and Programme Director Thomas Cleij: “At Brightlands Chemelot Campus our students experience directly what their work may lead to. And researchers have labs and pilot plants available. It’s all very close together.”
Chemelot Ventures is a regional venture capital fund.
Director Marcel Kloosterman: “We invest in promising and dynamic, young, innovative startups. We are particularly interested in initiatives in the circular economy domain.”
Dyneema is ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber, the world’s strongest fiber.
Product Engineer Bengisu Çorakçi: “Our latest innovation is Dyneema Carbon hybrid composite, applied in hockey sticks. With this product we’re now entering the sporting goods market.”
Xilloc makes patient specific implants for parts replacement of the human skeleton.
CEO Maikel Beerens: “We are very proud to bring real change in the life of a patient by improving his or her life.”
Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM) contributes to the conversion of biomass into bio-based materials.
Scientific Director Stefan Jockenhövel: “We address all the important things from chemical processing to technical and medical applications.”
Basic Pharma manufactures and develops pharmaceutical products like creams and ointments, syringes and nasal sprays.
Founder Bob Kool: “Our fast growth and position in the market enables us to invest in new products, facilities, and most importantly, in people and their skills.”
Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs (CHILL) educates students in the field of chemistry and helps SMEs to innovate in this field.
Business Developer Cyriel Mentink: “I’m proud that we are able to connect the education of students to research questions of companies.”
Sekisui S-Lec has its European Research Center at Brightlands Chemelot Campus and manufactures interior film for laminated safety grading.
Director Yoshio Aoshima: “Our product is used for automotive displays, offering navigation systems, speedometers and night vision, which helps safe driving.”