High Throughput formulering in de Industrie 4.0 Standaard voor een innovatieve oppervlaktentechnologie voor een competitieve productontwikkeling binnen het MKB

The D-NL-border region forms a strong area of Chemistry with its several hundred SMEs of the surface technological core industry: adhesives, paints, varnishs, and inks for printing. By the increased request of environmentally safe products these branches find themselves in a phase of change. The international competition particularly governed by Asian companies leads the SMEs, especially small and innovative ones, into a struggle for survival due to their limted resources for research in the area of High-Tech-systems and materials (HTSM). The cycles of development are too long to keep up with the highly engineered competitors.
That is the point were the high-throughput-formulation technology comes into play. Resting on fully automated and robot based modules for formulation, application and analysis product development is enhaced ba factor of up to 5, supported by Industrie 4.0 technology. By utillisation of applied research in the area of innovative material and high-tech process development an efficient and fast transfer is obtained into production. The University of Applied Science Niederrhein supports the SMEs with its recently founded Center of Surface Science and ist basis technologies. Core task of the project is the facilitation of a cooperation of companies across the borders of branches and to catalyse the knowledge transfer between SMEs, universities and big companies as component suppliers, which is addressed beside technological developments with more than 25 sustainable products and a lot of new processes.
A network of information and participation coupled to the project enables a sustainable integration of further SMEs of the region. By this increased participation of companies and their improved ability of product development, up to 15000 jobs will be saved for the future competition in that market.

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Planned project

10.885.775,00 €

Project Duration

1.6.2017 - 31.5.2021


Erhöhung der grenzüberschreitenden Innovationskraft im Programmgebiet

Lead Partner

Hochschule Niederrhein

Project partners

cph Deutschland GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH Packaging Technology, DSM Ahead R&D B.V., Stichting Polymer Science Park, Westdeutsche Farben GmbH, ADD Additives B.V., Algura Chemie GmbH & Co. KG, Teknos Drywood B.V., Global Paint Products B.V., Maastricht University, Westfälische Hochschule - Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Recklinghausen, Bergman Media Group, ACTEGA GmbH, EASYTEC GmbH, Olympic Holding B.V., Zusätzliche teilnehmende Unternehmen, DSM Resins B.V.


Financer Amount
DSM Resins B.V. 359.214,00 €
Provincie Noord-Brabant 159.862,94 €
Teknos Drywood B.V. 139.808,00 €
Stichting Polymer Science Park 11.525,00 €
EASYTEC GmbH 154.183,00 €
Maastricht University 124.408,00 €
Robert Bosch GmbH Packaging Technology 323.811,00 €
Zusätzliche teilnehmende Unternehmen 232.000,00 €
Olympic Holding B.V. 154.013,00 €
Provincie Gelderland 187.498,04 €
Global Paint Products B.V. 126.400,00 €
ADD Additives B.V. 133.202,00 €
EFRE / EFRO 5.000.000,00 €
cph Deutschland GmbH 248.670,00 €
Westfälische Hochschule - Gelsenkirchen Bocholt Recklinghausen 48.262,00 €
ACTEGA GmbH 239.138,00 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken 844.933,00 €
MWIDE NRW 1.408.221,00 €
Westdeutsche Farben GmbH 172.610,00 €
DSM Ahead R&D B.V. 23.666,00 €
Algura Chemie GmbH & Co. KG 100.087,00 €
Provincie Limburg 140.822,00 €
Hochschule Niederrhein 417.801,00 €
Provincie Overijssel 75.105,02 €
Bergman Media Group 60.535,00 €