Sustainable Polymer Innovation Cluster:

Focus on sustainable polymer solutions

Technology, expertise and polymer products

Are you considering to apply more sustainable polymer solutions in your application? The Sustainable Polymer Innovation Cluster (SPIC) is an innovation cluster which develops and manufactures sustainable polymers for a myriad of applications. If you work on sustainable monomers, polymers or use semi-finished products, SPIC can offer new added value to create the right sustainable polymer solutions for new business opportunities. In addition, we offer state-of-the-art equipment, services and facilities. Here, you can find an overview of our SPIC technologies and production facilities. In addition, SPIC offer laboratory analyses and services for indepth polymer and application research.

Last but not least, SPIC-Emmen represents the plastic cluster within Chemport Europe.

What are you working on?

Sustainable Monomers

Sustainable Polymers

Sustainable semi-finished products

Sustainable consumer-products

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