Sirris is playing the role of interim project manager for a start-up that is developing an innovative tea machine that respects the art of tea.

Besides the masterclasses, which are usually rather theoretical instead of practical, the SLC-Lab is now organising a few hands-on sessions where the theory is put into practice. Two sessions are scheduled to take place in the near future, and will deal with manual laminating and mould building, and vacuum infusion and prepreg layup.

Within the framework of a Smart Cities project, Sirris, alongside Multitel, is developing a sensor that measures the filling level of bottle banks, in real time.

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).

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.

During the injection moulding process, the poor release or 'sticking' of plastic parts to the mould sometimes results in damaged pieces, extra wear on the mould and longer cycle times. It is therefore essential to find a solution for this problem with injection moulded products. Sirris and KU Leuven are joining forces to tackle this common problem.

CNH Industrial (CNHi) develops and manufactures machinery for the agricultural and construction sectors. The company strives for continuous improvement of its machinery and therefore wanted to optimise a component, namely the tension arm of a drive - an adjustment that needed to be made at short notice.

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

A test project has been started in Leuven that uses recycled cork to prevent weeds growing around the base of trees. The project arose from a development that Sirris was already involved in.

Are you just a beginner or experienced user? There’s something for everybody with our crash course and our masterclass! We’re providing the fundamental principles relating to various themes, each time with the necessary depth.