Products developed for operations in harsh environments can truly benefit from innovation in sustainable design and materials. On 22 October, Sirris organised a webinar focusing on different challenging situations where the right choice in material and design can make or break your product. You can find the presentations in this article.

Products developed for operations in harsh environments can truly benefit from innovation in sustainable design and materials. On 22 October Sirris will organise a webinar focusing on different challenging situations where the right choice in material and design can make or break your product.

New trends such as circular construction and ecological construction have ensured that novel materials have found their way into the construction sector. The use of renewable raw materials and nature-based building materials forms an integral part of this. A status report, with some examples of materials and initiatives.

Even in these corona times, our employees are at your service, both from home and at our various sites. This means that our labs are operating and we continue to test for you!

DSM - in partnership with other large companies - has developed Dyneema, a bio-based fibre (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene).

Many drivers opt for light alloy wheels for their car, mainly because of the original design and the tough, sporty look that attracts attention and emphasises the character of the car. But are light alloy wheels not just an attractive accessory? Rio Tinto, one of the world's leading aluminium producers, has recently developed a new revolutionary alloy with interesting properties for the automotive industry.

Ceramics are usually the best choice for extreme conditions over a long time span and offer several advantages compared to metals. The main applications of technical ceramics are linked to one or more of these advantages. However, the high hardness of ceramics is also responsible for their main drawbacks. This is why additive manufacturing with ceramics can be challenging. Sirris drew up an e-book on the subject, which you can download for free now.

In March 2020 the 'Vereniging voor Warmtebehandelingtechniek' (VWT) will organise a three day conference on carburising, carbo-nitriding and C-based surface engineering. The conference language will be English.

Sirris participated at the Eurofinish fair where it presented its expertise and services. On display were surface treatments, materials and various tests that can be carried out in these areas.

JEC is an annual event hosted in Paris and offering professionals the opportunity to meet with the composites industry. Summary of the 2019 edition.