Dr ir Hans de Brouwer is Chief Scientist Healthcare for SABIC’s Specialties business, developing products to meet the future needs of the healthcare industry. He has 20 years of experience in a range of technical roles including the development of plastics for the healthcare, telecom, lighting and automotive markets and execution of continuous improvement projects in production and technology. Dr de Brouwer holds an engineering degree in chemical technology and a doctorate in polymer chemistry from Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands) and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.