The challenge involves the dispersions produced in BASF Heerenveen, which find application in paints and printing inks. During the rinsing process of production units, a by-product called latex sludge is released in the form of an aqueous dispersion with film-forming properties. Although undesirable, the material is unsuitable for incineration due to its relatively low calorific value. BASF is seeking innovative ideas and concepts to effectively utilize and valorize this latex sludge, considering its unique characteristics. While this area is not currently a core activity for the company, the focus is on reducing the ecological footprint. Furthermore, the challenge involves exploring flocculation, filtration, membrane technology (already in use at BASF Heerenveen), and thickening processes to isolate the latex material from the water emulsion. Out-of-the-box ideas are welcomed and encouraged. Your solution should address and provide a proof of concept for the separation process, avoiding the destruction of a potentially valuable product, and contributing to a closed water management system.