Fontys University of Applied Sciences provides education and research. Fontys is a broad-based university, the largest public knowledge institute in the south of the Netherlands and one of the largest institutes for higher professional education in the Netherlands. Fontys has a clear social assignment: offering inspiring, challenging and high quality higher vocational education and the execution of practical research that has significance for society. In our research we work on innovations in the professional field on themes that are relevant to the regions (Brabant, Limburg) and society at large. Fontys Hogeschool Toegepaste Natuurwetenschappen (FHTNW) is one of 28 Fontys schools (institutes). At FHTNW we have a lot of experience in processing and testing polymers in cooperation with the plastic industry. For processing we use methods such as extrusion, injection molding, 3D printing and lamination. Analysis can be performed, also on composite materials, such as ageing, mechanical testing, thermal analysis and rheology. All testing can be performed according to standards. The research on polymers is often combined with research in other areas where polymers are used to come to devices (for instance in printed electronics, biosensors using plastic microfluidic structures, or applications with modified surfaces which are hydrophilic or hydrophobic).
Dr. Jan Bernards
5612 AR Eindhoven