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Product testing

Sirris tests products and materials at a number of testing labs in various locations. Sirris acts as an independent partner for the companies requesting the tests. Our network of high-tech laboratories and experienced experts guarantees the detailed reports and recommendations they require for the tested materials, parts and product samples. Our experts’ up-to-date knowledge and our state-of-the-art infrastructure ensures Sirris is at the cutting edge of the testing of metals, plastics, composites, coatings, adhesives and 3D-printed components.

 

We perform descriptive, destructive and non-destructive tests in the testing laboratories. These laboratories deliver approximately 1,300 test reports every year. The laboratory staff includes 50 experts in materials and 20 regulatory specialists. Sirris received ISO 9001 certification in 2019. The laboratories form part of an extensive international network and have received ISO 17025 accreditation from BELAC, the Belgian accreditation body. 

 

Rapid, reliable testing on the sustainability and ageing of coatings

Shorter product-to-market times and higher expectations for sustainability, reliability and quality have ensured that product tests constitute an important link in the product development process. The use of high-quality materials in today’s products has lengthened the product life cycle, making it virtually impossible to perform lifespan tests under normal operating conditions. Accelerated tests are therefore the most suitable option.

 

The Sirris Coating Application Lab receives many enquiries on the durability of protective coatings. Many of these questions are difficult to answer because both wear and weathering often result from a combination of factors.

 

Accelerated testing can demonstrate the reliability of the components, can test a product for certification purposes, can compare products from various suppliers, or can estimate the lifespan of a component. The results of accelerated tests can be interpreted in various ways, as can their conversion into actual lifespan data. Sirris has the knowledge and experience to do so.