Sirris is helping JTEKT Torsen to optimise its products through better materials management and layout.

With the topic 'rethink, recycle, re-use & renew’ the trade fair Kunststoffen 2017, which will take place in Veldhoven, the Netherlands on 27 and 28 September, proves that it is completely up-to-date with the main trends in society, as well as in the industry. Sirris, which has been on top of this trend since the start, will be present with a stand and give a presentation.

How can you, as a plastics converter, distinguish yourself from other converters? One possibility is to make your products smart by providing them with extra functionalities. The advantages are numerous, the modification possibilities are almost endless, and we will show you that in detail during the workshop “Plastics: Smart Interconnected, the way to go forward”.

The Kunststoffenbeurs 2016 - which is the essential event for all professionals from the plastics industry - will take place at the end of September. Now in its 18th year, its theme is "From idea to product". As a specialist in designing and optimising products and production processes, it wouldn't be complete without Sirris. We’ll be giving two lectures and showing what we can offer at our own stand.

During the closing event of InnEEplas - Innovatieve Speerpunttechnologieën voor Energie-Effectiviteit & Efficiëntie in het kunststofverwerkingsproces - the partners will evaluate the project. They will present a benchmark for the Flemish plastics processing industry. Some companies will be providing testimony.

The first kilogram of PHA, which is made from sewage by bacteria, was recently presented in the Netherlands. This completely biodegradable plastic is the result of a pilot project that offers many industrial opportunities and environmental benefits. A similar project has been running for some time in Brussels.

Visit the Materia Nova workshop, with pitches from entrepreneurs who are introducing new materials and techniques for the use of plastics, composites and elastomers, and who are looking for partners for development and market introduction. Sirris will be running a pitch on innovative plastics.

Vegetable produce not suitable for human consumption, including fruit and vegetable peel, maize stalks, grain straw and wood chips - second generation resources - can be used for making the bioplastic resin polylactic acid (PLA).

Can I increase flexibility and shorten lead times between the design phase and batch production? How can I integrate material and technological innovations into my applications? In finding answers to such questions and also the future challenges in the plastics industry, Sirris and Agoria have put their weight behind a new project about next-shoring.

By including insecticides in the manufacture of plastics, products can be made that offer a solution to the threatening effects of climate change.