Royal DSM Launches International Research Center

By Chemical Processing Staff

Nov 21, 2014

Royal DSM opened its center for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The completion of DSM’s largest materials center worldwide is part of the €100 million investment in knowledge and innovation in the Netherlands that DSM announced in May 2012. The center employs over 400 knowledge workers and combines important technological skills and expertise unique in the Netherlands for use in applications the world over, according to the company.

The materials center is an important base for DSM’s materials sciences research and marketing activities. It will be the most important research center worldwide for DSM Engineering Plastics, according to the company. Historically, Sittard-Geleen has been the main center of DSM’s high-performance materials research. In addition, its location on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus offers opportunities for open innovation due to the proximity of other startup and established companies as well as research and education institutes.

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