Our motives

CTST strives for a circular economy

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A circular economy is an economic system that strives to maximize recycling of products and resources. By doing this the current resources or products can be used in the future. This means less pressure on the environment and more focus on sustainability. The image shows how this principle works.


We, at CTSTwente, consider this as the new economic system. A system which profitability and even more important durable in the future will be beneficial for us and the generation to come. Our solutions and applications anticipate on this system. Our HC unit product range enables customers to separate solids from liquids. These solids could be precious metals or anything else that can be re-used and hereby contributing to the circular economy. For more information about these HC product line please visit our website and contact us. Besides separation filtration is a core competence as well, the same principle of the separators applies as well.

Besides internally developing our products and hereby solutions and applications we also look outside. We look at the external environment and try to engage with all kinds of partnerships. For instance with ISPT. ISPT connects stakeholders from different sectors and disciplines to process technologies whereby process innovation is strengthened and expedited and The Netherlands distinguishes itself in the International innovation landscape. ISPT’s mission is to realize and maintain an active and open innovation platform for sustainable process technology where all stakeholders can optimally work together within an inspirational and trusted environment thereby maximizing the contribution to (break through) innovations. CTSTwente closely follows events at ISPT and aims to gain relationships, beneficial for the future. For instance NL Guts. NL GUTS is the industrial platform Group of Users of Technology for Separation. Members are production companies in the chemical, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, bio-based and other process industries. NL GUTS is supported by RVO.nl. By combining knowledge, power is created and with this power we can contribute to the circular economy.

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Another great example is ISPT Provides. Provides is a research and innovation project (RIA) within the Biobased Industries Initiative. Provides, officially started on 1 July 2015, aims to develop Deep Eutectic Solvents (DESs) to be used in a radically new, sustainable and techno-economically feasible pulping technology for wood and agro-based lignocellulose raw materials. DESs are a new class of natural solvents which have the unique ability to dissolve and thus mildly fractionate lignin, hemicellulose and cellulose at low temperature and atmospheric pressure for further processing into high added value materials and chemicals. CTSTwente, could potentially be of use by sharing its knowledge in separating the pulp and turning it into something useful. Hereby, again, contributing to the circular economy. This helps the European Pulp and Paper industry to achieve the low-carbon bio-economy.

All these initiatives even motivate us more to assure a future in which a circular economy will be the standard. Perhaps, you would like to know what we could do for you. If you do, please contact us and we will be excited to help you.