Sustainable Polymer Technologies (SPOT) Team

Our Mission

We stand for design and development of Sustainable POlymer Technologies – Renewable and/or Recyclable

Together with academia and industry, we fight for a greener future where performance of sustainable materials exceeds current standards and limitations.

The team

SPOT Team

News

VITO's work in the Lignicoat project is highlighted in LOOPS webinar series

On Friday 13th of May Dr Viviana Polizzi will present main insight of VITO’s work in the Lignicoat project in a live webinar initiated by Veltha.

Unilin and VITO join forces for more sustainable building materials

Making our houses and its building materials like insulation boards more sustainable is what we aim for!

Recycling of materials and plastics is the way to go for the future!

We believe that chemical recycling, and even more upcycling of plastics allows for better circular loop closing in the future.

4 Partners kick-started the MOT project CYCLOPS on March 17, 2022

CYCLOPS stands for Chemical recYCLing of Oxygenated Polymer materialS. 

Flemish Prime Minister visits VITO’s LignoValue Pilot

Recently, Flemish Prime Minister Jan Jambon paid a working visit to Biorizon co-initiator VITO.

Kick off LIFE project VIABLE

The kick off meeting of the Life project VIABLE took place on November 29th, 2021 in an online format with the 7 consortium partners.

8th Biorizon annual event 2021 reached 300 people!

It was supposed to be a physical meeting place, but the 8th Biorizon Annual Event in Rotterdam turned out differently than expected.

Marlies Thys presenting at the Brightlands Polymer Days 2021

Marlies Thys presented a poster covering her recent publication at the Brightlands Polymer Days 2021

PILLAR:TOWARDS UNIQUE PILOT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CATALYTIC PROCESSING OF WOOD AND LIGNIN

Within the Flemish government’s Moonshot initiative, which supports industries in reducing their CO2 emissions, the Later Stage Innovation project

Team Gathering

Organized in the framework of team building.

'GREEN' SYNTHETIC RESIN MOVES OUT OF THE LAB

Synthetic resins are very important intermediate raw materials in industry, from the manufacture of coatings and composite materials to insulating foam and hard plastics. Today, resins are still produced mainly from petroleum derivatives.