Patrick Cosemans

With the BioCoat project, Sirris is supporting companies in the transition towards a bio-based economy by providing practical guidelines in the application of bio-based alternatives for traditional coatings. In particular, the performance of bio-based acrylate coatings has recently been extensively evaluated as protective coatings for wood substrates.

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.

Linde De Vriese
Didier Garray

The freedom 3D printing provides has solved numerous technical challenges by allowing manufacturing of high-technicity parts straight, but some technical challenges still remain unsolved. Sirris aims to make a change here with its developments in thermoplastic additive manufacturing.

Michèle Gasparini
Guido Heunen

The specific heat of a materiel is an important property, equally in the field of industry and in research. It applies in the improvement of processes such as injection moulding, in risk analysis and in the construction of chemical reactors. Other sectors such as the pharmaceutical industry and the food industry are also concerned by this measurement.

Carl Emmerechts
Bas Rottier

Global consumer goods company Newell Brands wanted to switch to a more ecological material for Dymo’s sticky label, used with its LabelWriter. Sirris’s Product Development Hub proposed to test various options.

Olivier Gramaccia

Every year in early spring the scientific community interested in medical technologies gathers in Brussels for the MedTech Meetup. It's the occasion for discovering emerging technologies in the fields of health, recent discoveries in medicine or for simply catching up with ongoing research. Sirris will be there with a stand.

Patrick Cosemans
Pieter Samyn

Paper and cardboard are ideal packaging materials through the renewable origin of cellulose fibres, their high specific rigidity and light weight. To increase the quality and shelf life of packaged foods, the performance of paper needs to be adjusted through barrier coatings offering protection against water, gas permeability or aroma preservation. What about the suitability for recycling of these coated materials? Can they be reused in paper production? The Repac2 project aims to evaluate functionality and recyclability of paper for food packaging.

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?

Pascal Pollet

Digitalisation results in a great leap forward for some production companies, while for others the impact is rather limited. Why is this and how can you avoid disappointment after digitalising operational processes?

Carl Emmerechts

Arcelor Mittal, an international steel group and the largest steel producer in the world, is examining how to integrate the opportunities offered by the digital revolution to increase its performance by improving traceability, reducing costs related to loss of information between operators and proposing new functionalities related to the recent development of the Internet of Things.