Thomas Vandenhaute

From October 2022, a next cycle of the Agoria & Sirris Circular Economy Connect learning network will start. The goal is to exchange knowledge, experiences and good practices related to circular economy. The network of committed circular companies is evolving into a working group where we will zoom in on concrete business cases in detail through peer-to-peer learning. Interested and eager to be part of this exclusive group? Give us a call!

Thomas Vandenhaute

Have you ever asked yourself how you can steer your site towards circular transition as an international concern lead plant? CNH Industrial in Zedelgem has already taken up this challenge!

Herman Derache

What role can technology and innovation play in the transition to a low-carbon society and green economy? We present to you nine 'Green Champions' definitely worth knowing!

Thomas Vandenhaute

Every year, European public authorities spend about 14% of their GDP on public procurement at a local, regional, national and European level. This amounts to more than EUR 1.9 trillion. Governments are moving towards integrating circular principles into their tenders. We, the manufacturing industry, had better make use of this lever. There are lots of opportunities to find here, but also some uncertainties.

Pieter Samyn
Joey Bosmans

The sourcing and use of biomaterials and biopolymers has become an integrated concept in the circular economy. Driven by scarcity of resources and need for replacement of fossil-based polymers into renewable alternatives, new concepts for design and selection of appropriate materials have been developed.

Thomas Vandenhaute

Be inspired by circular frontrunners at 'RE-VALUE - Realizing circularity in the tech industry! Various testimonials and a panel discussion will teach you how other companies are moving towards a circular economy. They will show you that it is more than just recycling. For many products, the reuse, repair, refurbishing, remanufacturing or repurposing offers potential for preserving value and reducing environmental impact. Don't miss these testimonials from the inner circles of the circular economy!

Carl Emmerechts

Printing technologies become, in manufacturing electronic components, an innovative method to produce a large range of devices including lighting, medical devices, batteries, solar cells, sensors, RFID antennas, … In comparison with classical technologies based on photolithography and subtractive techniques inherently wasteful and including etching, and the use of toxic chemicals and hazardous materials, these new technologies are fully additive.

Thomas Vandenhaute

The circular economy is more than just recycling. Reuse, repair, upgrading, remanufacturing and repurposing indeed offers great potential for preserving the value and reducing the environmental impact of products. The inner circles of the circular economy have long remained under the radar. Manufacturing companies also tend to struggle with the complexity of exploring these options, including with how to put it all into practice. A new project has now come to their rescue.

Linde De Vriese
Didier Garray

The passion for sustainability has conquered our society at high speed. Strong carbon-neutral legislative objectives are set with the intention of reducing the environmental impact for all industries. This is how we are aiming to achieve a 30% reduction in the materials footprint by 2030 in Flanders, and a fully circular economy by 2050. These plans are indeed ambitious and companies are working hard. Can composite materials contribute to accomplish these goals?

Thomas Vandenhaute

Stating that the circular economy is widely reported on in the media is stating the obvious. That it is the way forward for companies, that it is a part of the future we need to build on now, that every organisation needs to start working with it ... From different angles, these messages also reach our manufacturing companies. However, the next step is often a real challenge.