Eddy Kunnen

The increasing demand for traceable products requires them to be given codes. However, applying these codes can compromise the properties of the material. New technologies can provide a solution here.

Jeroen Tacq
Pieter Jan Jordaens

Developments of renewable energy sources, such as ocean energy, can be accelerated if companies and research organisations work together. The Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), in which OWI-Lab/Sirris is a partner, seeks to build and foster such collaborations through Collaborative Innovation Groups (CIGs). One CIG, focussing on corrosion monitoring, has recently been launched, and we need your input!

Bart Teerlinck

Products developed for operations in harsh environments can truly benefit from innovation in sustainable design and materials. On 22 October, Sirris organised a webinar focusing on different challenging situations where the right choice in material and design can make or break your product. You can find the presentations in this article.

Bart Teerlinck

Products developed for operations in harsh environments can truly benefit from innovation in sustainable design and materials. On 22 October Sirris will organise a webinar focusing on different challenging situations where the right choice in material and design can make or break your product.

Bart Teerlinck

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) can be used as a fast and non-contact tool for quality inspection or condition assessment of material/product surfaces. The application domain of HSI is very broad. Examples of possible use-cases are the autonomous detection of corrosion and determining the condition of coatings.

Jeroen Tacq

In any kind of industry where water meets steel, corrosion is an underestimated threat - and a very expensive one too: corrosion costs for the European region alone amount to 500 billion euro, according to a DNV-GL report. However, there is no generally accepted approach which is followed in the industry to assess the risk of corrosion and use this for smart corrosion management.

Hilde Krikor

Even in these corona times, our employees are at your service, both from home and at our various sites. This means that our labs are operating and we continue to test for you!

Patrick Cosemans

A new coating based on rapeseed oil can provide temporary protection against corrosion in extreme sea conditions or high humidity.

Joey Bosmans

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.

Jeroen Tacq

Tackling corrosion issues and developing new materials in the wave, tidal and offshore wind sectors across Europe could save up to €84,000 million for developers and create up to €82,000 million of supply chain opportunities by 2050, according to two new reports Commissioned by the NeSSIE project, in which Sirris is a partner.