SPIC-Emmen

Sustainable Polymer Innovation Cluster

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About SPIC-Emmen

SPIC-Emmen is an innovation cluster in the Netherlands that offers equipment, facilities and services to the plastic industry. Within the cluster many key technologies surrounding polymer development and production are available. On this website an overview is provided of the available technologies, analyses, services and production capacities.

We are convinced to offer the plastic industry an extensive range of technical possibilities with the support of industry experts.

SPIC-Emmen represents the plastic cluster within Chemport Europe.

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Technology

SPIC provides key polymer technologies from R&D scale to production capacity.

Laboratory analyses

A wide range of laboratory analyses for both R&D as quality control are offered.

R&D projects

Get insight in some of the R&D projects executed at the SPIC cluster.

All scales under one roof

A great strength of the cluster is the wide range of available key technologies surrounding polymers. The technologies vary from polymerization and post condensation to fibers, injection moulding, compounding and 3D printing.

For each technology there are different scales available. Even per scale there might be a great variety of equipment and services available. The house below illustrates which technologies are offered. You can use it to navigate through the website and get more detailed information of options for these technologies at the cluster

Polymerization

Post condensation

Compounding

Yarn Spinning

3D printing

Production

Polymerization factory

60.000 mt/year

Production SSP

110.000 mt/year

Production compounding

> 100k mt/year

Production, spinning, drawing

10.000 mt/year

Monofilament production

tonnes per day

Up-scaling

Pilot plant autoclave

< 50 kg

SSP tumbler dryers

60 & 120 kg

Pilot plant compounding

5-15 kg/hr

Pilot plant spinning drawing

25 kg/hr

Monofilament extruder

5 kg/hr

Research-scale

Lab autoclave

< 1 kg

Rotavapor Koe

< 2 kg

Haake research extruder

< 1 kg/hr

Research spinning-machine

1 kg/hr

Lab-extruder and printing tests

< 1 kg/hr