Newsflash! The Catalisti Board of Directors has appointed Ann Verlinden, the current CEO of Belcare, as the spearhead cluster’s new Managing Director. She will succeed Jan Van Havenbergh as of 5 April 2021. Read more…

A communication by the COMOC group on the discovery of a novel, large pore phase in bimetallic AL/V metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) was published on the cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are highly crystalline porous architectures built up of inorganic metal nodes connected via organic building units. The enormous variability in both the organic and the inorganic moiety makes these hybrid structures highly tunable towards a large number of applications. For example, mixed-metal MOFs can be used as gas adsorbing and separating materials. The team of prof. Van Der Voort discovered how to tune MOFs

The industry of chemicals, plastics and pharmaceuticals has a growth rate that is twice as high as that of other industries. In this way, our sector not only creates a large direct employment but also a leverage for employment in other sectors. The challenge for the future, however, is to attract young talent with a technical and scientific education. This is the conclusion of economist Geert Noels from Econopolis on the basis of an analysis presented on Tuesday evening during the annual event of essenscia vlaanderen in Antwerp. The theme of the essenscia vlaanderen event was Connecting industries for a

On October 26th 2017 Hermes Committee approved 3 new Catalisti projects: PIF, SuMEMS and CAPRA. PIF - Particles In Flow Organic nano- and microparticles are very important in all kinds of industries, products and applications. Three examples of particles with a high added value for Flemish companies are: organic micron sized crystals of active pharmaceutical ingredients, nano dispersions of coating resins and microcapsules with active ingredients. Four Flemish companies: Omnichem, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Allnex and Devan Chemicals have combined forces with three academic groups, with a proven track record in this field, to tackle problems associated with the production of these

Churchill Industrial Zone The Churchill Industrial Zone project site is a multimodal site with a surface area of approximately 88 hectares near the Churchill dock in the Port of Antwerp. This interesting industrial investment opportunity is situated in the heart of the main integrated industrial and logistics platform of Europe. Antwerp Port Authority is looking for (an) investor(s)-concession holder(s) for the entire project site or part of the project site. To read more click here:

A critical review by the COMOC and INCAT group on recent advances on the utilization of layered double hydroxides (LDHs) and related heterogeneous catalysts in a lignocellulosic-feedstock biorefinery scheme was published on the cover of Green Chemistry. According to the biorefinery concept, biomass is processed instead of petroleum for the production of bio-fuels and chemicals. Lignocellulosic feedstock such as hard and soft wood, wheat straw, switchgrass, etc. is the most abundant and cheapest inedible biomass source, making it one of the most interesting feedstocks in terms of scalability and economic opportunities. Chemical and/or catalytic routes are required to valorize the

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Mechelen, Belgium, 24/10/2017 - InOpSys has been nominated for the 2017 Rising Star award, together with 9 other innovative companies. The Rising Star selection is part of the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 competition and is designed for promising companies that have been active in the technology sector for less than four years. The nominated companies will participate in a pitch presentation in Brussels on 14 November 2017. An independent jury will select the 2017 Rising Star. About the company InOpSys is a company that provides an innovative, cost effective and sustainable solution for pharmaceutical and chemical companies for the on-site

Kan je de versheid van je voedsel meten als het nog in de verpakking zit? Ja, met een sensor zelfs. Een consortium van de Universiteit Gent, de VUB, de KU Leuven en de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen ontwikkelt een high tech meettoestel, maar er is nog wel even werk. Alles draait om een zogenoemde "optische sensor". Die wordt in een voedselverpakking gestopt. Noem het plastic, een folie, een cellofaan. En veel producten komen in aanmerking: "Denk maar vooral aan verse producten. Dus bijvoorbeeld gesneden groeten, sla, wortelen, maar zeker ook vlees of vis. "En ja, zuivel kan ook", getuigt onderzoeker Mike

  Advanced Engineering komt voor de eerste keer naar België op 16 en 17 mei 2018. Dit unieke, internationale event zal plaatsvinden in Flanders Expo Gent. Catalisti neemt alvast deel als strategische partner. Productengineers, industrial designers, R&D verantwoordelijken en CTO's vinden op Advanced Engineering oplossingen om hun producten klaar te maken voor de toekomst: vanaf het ontwerp en de materiaalkeuze tot het toevoegen van elektronica en IoT-toepassingen. 10% Lanceringskorting tot 31 oktober Grijp daarom deze kans om ook uw producten en diensten aan deze belangrijke doelgroep voor te stellen en vraag vrijblijvend uw offerte aan. Boekt u voor 31 oktober