The new European project NewSkin, in which Sirris is a participant, explores the potential of nano-based surfaces for industrial and consumer products.

LED lighting is currently breaking through in various branches of the lighting industry. This type of lighting is powerful, economical and has limited dimensions. For a more efficient production, femtosecond laser technology can be used.

Looking for a technology for creating very small structures? The laser pulse duration with femtosecond laser technology is so short that the material does not have the time to heat up and immediately evaporate, so that protruding edges do not arise.

Sirris and KU Leuven have started a cooperation to develop a new application of its femtosecond laser texturing technology in the field of ceramic prostheses, such as dental implants.

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.

Usage of (eco)toxicological data for bridging data gaps between and grouping of nanoforms of the same substance. Part II: Justifying grouping and the implementation of cross references for nanomaterials.

Usage of (eco)toxicological data for bridging data gaps between and grouping of nanoforms of the same substance. Part I: Specific measures applying to nanomaterials.

The DaNa Database provides information on the impact of nanomaterials on health and the environment and on risk management and safety.

The potential impact on health and the environment from manufactured nanoparticles has prompted the legislature to enact a Royal Decree concerning nanoparticles. The Royal Decree permits a national register for nanomaterials to be set up.

Sirris offers to centralise and monitor the evolution of regulations and standardisation in the rapidly developing field of nanomaterials and to support companies in the interpretation of these documents for their industrial purposes.