‘Flow Coating’ is ideal for coating items with complex geometrical structures. This technology provides a number of interesting benefits when compared to other coating technologies.

Functional surfaces add value to products, making them more competitive. These surfaces can be achieved with coatings, by applying structures or by a combination of both techniques. There are a huge amount of options. Sirris shows you this potential in a new e-book that is now ready for you to download.

New developments arise from the demand for sustainable, more qualitative coatings which combine functionalities. The use of new materials in different sectors and stricter regulations in terms of the use of harmful substances, make it necessary for coating and paint manufacturers to regularly adjust their formulas. In order to correctly evaluate newly developed compositions, it is essential to test them by means of methods which both focus on the coating and on the substrate.

Before coating a substrate, it is treated through manual cleaning, sanding, surface activation. Let’s look at the possibilities.

Wet-chemical drum coating is a new way of coating that is particularly well suited to large volumes of small parts. It allows these parts to be coated efficiently and cost-effectively. We will introduce you to the technology involved and the possibilities it opens up.

The ‘Innovatieve Coatings’ cluster is organising an annual event on 1 February to mark its first anniversary. In addition to an overview of what has been happening and what we can expect, various member testimonials will be discussed, plus a keynote speech by Piet Verhoeve (Hangar K).

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

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.