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Internship Home Care - inulin

Internship in Dinteloord, the Netherlands

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Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

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Are you a 3rd-year university of applied sciences (HBO) or 4th-year MBO student Chemistry/  chemical engineering? And are you looking for a challenging internship starting January-February 2020 for a duration of 20 weeks? Cosun R&D offers you an interesting assignment!

 What are you going to do?

In your assignment, you will investigate the role of water hardness on the product performance in dishwash and laundry applications. The markets of machine dishwash and laundry detergent products are moving towards a greener and more sustainable products. New innovative biobased ingredients play an important role in new product development. The functionality of these biobased raw materials can be influenced by different factors (eg.water hardness). The goal of this thesis is to reduce these effects to optimize formulation performance using biobased ingredients. The first part of the program will focus on the execution of a design of experiments to characterize the function of different sequestering molecules in relation to water hardness. The second part of the program is focusing on the translation of these result into real homecare products by making formulations (lab scale) and executing application testing with these formulations]

 The ultimate goal of your assignment is to characterize differences between sequestering molecules and to use this result to develop/ improve the performance of homecare formulations.

Who are you

You are a 3rd-year university of applied sciences (HBO) or 4th-year MBO student, with an affinity for and proven experience with lab-scale application/ product development. You are studying chemical engineering or related, or similar. You are available for an internship, for the duration of 20 weeks.

Furthermore, we ask:

  • A pro-active, independent attitude and drive;
  • Flexible, creative problem solver
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and/or Dutch
  • Knowledge of- and experience with MS Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)

Where are you going to work?

Cosun R&D is the knowledge and expertise center of Cosun, situated in the Cosun innovation center in Dinteloord. Cosun R&D provides services to the Cosun business groups and their customers by sharing its know-how and experience in a wide range of (R&D) competences. With this knowledge, our colleagues at Cosun R&D help coordinate and initiate research and development Cosun wide. Additionally, Cosun R&D works together with the business groups to develop new and innovative applications of biomass. Our Cosun innovation center facilitates experimental set ups for process analyses, research laboratories, a pilot plant and our very own bakery, for testing new concepts. You can count on a challenging assignment and personal attention and guidance.


During your internship, you will be located at our Cosun innovation center in Dinteloord.

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Royal Cosun is een agro-industrieel concern en stevig geworteld in de primaire sector. De bedrijven die tot Cosun behoren zijn Aviko, Duynie, Sensus, Suiker Unie, SVZ en Cosun Biobased Products. Ze maken ingrediënten en producten voor voeding die hun weg vinden naar de levensmiddelenindustrie, foodservice en retail. En in toenemende mate ook componenten voor non-food toepassingen.

5,000 employees