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12 Feb 2024

Large grant for sustainable inks

NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, has awarded a major grant to the SUSINKCOAT (Sustainable inks & coatings) project.

  • Develop switchable and adaptive functional polymers and additives with lower environmental impact.
  • Develop new materials, processes, and applications to improve the sustainability, functionality, and recyclability of coatings, thin films, and inks.
  • Train a new generation of chemical developers for whom sustainability and circularity are core values.
The companies in this consortium are:

AkzoNobel, Evonik en Canon samen met GFBiochemicals, Polymer Technology Netherlands, Polymer Technology Group Eindhoven BV, RUG Ventures en Ecoras.

The knowledge institutions are:

NHL Stenden Lectoraat Circular Plastics, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, het Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, TU Eindhoven, Universiteit van Twente en Universiteit Maastricht.


Greenwise Campus is an initiative of NHL Stenden, Drenthe College, University of Groningen, Province of Drenthe and Municipality of Emmen. And is one of the iconic projects of the University of the North.

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