Joey Bosmans
Pieter Samyn

Prior to their introduction to the market, bio-based products are extensively tested. In this respect, there is a growing interest in sustainability tests, especially for demanding applications, in new test methods and in the right test methods. Let’s have a look at today and tomorrow.

Setareh Gorji Ghalamestani

The QUALIFY project ran for more than four years to remove the technological barriers that currently prevent the widespread application of hybrid structures (metal to composite) in the maritime industry. On 23 November 2021, the Final QUALIFY event took place, with presentations highlighting the achievements of the project.

Guy Claus
Eddy Kunnen

Industrial knives are used for many processes. Their service life highly depends on the application they are used for. At the request of and with the necessary input from companies, the QualiKnife COOCK project, which aims to improve the quality and service life of industrial knives, was launched this year. This fourth part examines various aspects of knives that were not included in previous parts, such as edge retention.

Bart Teerlinck

Due to their location at sea, offshore installations are subject to an exceptionally high level of corrosion. On 2 December Sirris is organising the masterclass 'Corrosion solutions for offshore renewable energy devices', which will cover the challenge of corrosion in offshore renewable energy and targets a broad audience from the entire offshore value-chain, including problem owners, solution providers, O&M companies and research institutes. Six speakers will give a presentation.

Didier Garray

About fifty participants were present at the roadshow organised on 20 October by the partners of the Interreg EMR-AACOMA project, which aims to show the advantages of multi-materials and to accelerate the use of advanced technologies for their production.

Bart Teerlinck

Due to their location at sea, offshore installations are subject to an exceptionally high level of corrosiveness. No surprise this is a hot topic on the masterclass 'Corrosion solutions for offshore renewable energy devices'. Specialist in the field Hendrik Müller will give a brief overview of the condition of corrosion protection systems on offshore wind turbines, while C-Cube will explain how its EIS based measurement can be used to keep track of the quality of coatings. Sirris will give an insight into the current state of the art, techniques for monitoring and the road ahead.

Bart Teerlinck

On 2 December Sirris is organising the masterclass 'Corrosion solutions for offshore renewable energy devices', which will cover the challenge of corrosion in offshore renewable energy and targets a broad audience from the entire offshore value-chain, including problem owners, solution providers, O&M companies and research institutes. Six speakers will give a presentation. In this blogpost we will give you a glimpse of three.

Olivier Gramaccia

In the medical technology industry, time has become more than ever a crucial success factor. The time between the first idea and the final go-to-market is getting shorter, while healthcare is also becoming more technical. To provide an answer to these trends, Sirris is making its technological expertise available, adapted to the medical sector.

Linde De Vriese
David Gay

In various sectors, composite materials can offer advantages thanks to their properties that are not possible with conventional materials. However, the limited awareness of these materials and their properties remains an obstacle to their (further) breakthrough. To promote the exchange of best practices, Sirris and Agoria Composites are organising a Composites Learning Network.

Patrick Cosemans

To reduce its environmental impact the construction industry is continuously looking for alternative solutions. One of them is the use of bio-based coatings and paints. The improvement and replacement of components of paints and coatings formulations is a challenging process, because of a possible impact on the final properties of the coating. A new project aims to establish and validate novel bio-based coating systems for use in the construction industry, by replacing fossil ingredients with bio-based ones with the same or better performance and durability. Participate and accelerate your knowledge!