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.

In order to cope with the complexity of their product range, Wuyts - a materials processing company and manufacturer of several products - is open to external influences and inspiration. The company intended to innovate and optimise their products, production and the company. Sirris lent a helping hand.

Stillemans has a long history in producing and marketing thermoplastic profiles for the furniture industry, among many others. The company is now using its expertise for new innovative products and applications. Several areas of application are being investigated in the building trade, for example integration of led lighting.

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Coatings can be used to protect materials against the effects of rust, mould or dirt. This is why the Nanex Company, a manufacturer of protective products, is collaborating with the Sirris Smart Coating Lab in using nanotechnology to develop and improve existing product formulations.

A lot has been said and written about the circular economy although in practice it still tends to be neglected. As a technology company, what could it do for you? Sirris and Agoria have taken up the challenge to demonstrate to you the practicalities involved, as well as offering support for the initial steps.

On 10 and 11 May the Eurofinish trade fair will once again be the best place to find out more about the latest products, processes and coatings. Visitors will be shown the latest innovations and be able to find answers to all their questions. Sirris will also have a stand where, among other things, you can watch the teach-by-demonstration robot going through its paces.

circulaire economie

A ‘factory of the future’ is circular. Whatever the motives are - reducing material costs, anticipating new laws, responding to changing customer demands, reducing the ecological footprint - in the long term companies will definitely move towards more circular business models. The learning network Circular Economy Connect is here to help you out.