Vaude, German manufacturer of strong outdoor shoes, redesigned the entire 2018 summer collection and hereby reduces the footprint of its products. In part, this is due to the use of (more) sustainable materials and innovative technologies, such as a seamless upper.

During the injection moulding process, the poor release or 'sticking' of plastic parts to the mould sometimes results in damaged pieces, extra wear on the mould and longer cycle times. It is therefore essential to find a solution for this problem with injection moulded products. Sirris and KU Leuven are joining forces to tackle this common problem.

CNH Industrial (CNHi) develops and manufactures machinery for the agricultural and construction sectors. The company strives for continuous improvement of its machinery and therefore wanted to optimise a component, namely the tension arm of a drive - an adjustment that needed to be made at short notice.

The Sirris Coating Lab has recently purchased a TQC Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester to perform scrub abrasion and washability tests on coated materials.

A test project has been started in Leuven that uses recycled cork to prevent weeds growing around the base of trees. The project arose from a development that Sirris was already involved in.

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In coating industry, there is an evolution for more sustainable, more efficient and faster technologies. The fourth workshop of the cluster ‘Innovatieve Coatings’, which Sirris is part of, focusses on radiation curing techniques as ultraviolet (UV and UV-LED) curing and electron beam (EB) curing.

In order to meet the needs of today and tomorrow, product developments are heading for ecology, sustainability, higher performance and longer service life. This also applies to coatings. Such innovations cannot come about without thorough testing. With their state-of-the-art testing laboratory, Sirris is meeting industries’ needs.

With the support of Sirris, Cebo looked for an invisible coating to provide restored engine parts of vintage cars with an additional protective layer.

Nowadays cork is no longer considered as a disposable material, but instead as a valuable recycling material. Applications for recycled cork are currently being fully researched. Non-profit Vlaspit devised a natural ground cover for placing around the bottom of plants and trees.