• Antimicrobial surfaces in the fight against infections
    Antimicrobial surfaces in the fight against infections
    Amid the current corona pandemic, the prevention of infections is a hot topic. The European AMiCI ePlatform network, in which Sirris is also involved, aims to accelerate the knowledge building in relation to new antimicrobial surfaces as a tool in the fight against resistant bacteria that are becoming an increasingly strong enemy in hospitals. In order to introduce the knowledge gained to the market, this project will now be followed up with an ePlatform for a test bed tool across the EU, for antimicrobial coating solutions in healthcare that will be launched on the market. Read more »
  • Our test labs are still open!
    Our test labs are still open!
    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! Read more »
  • ECHT 2020 focuses on carburizing, carbonitriding and carbon-based surface engineering
    ECHT 2020 focuses on carburizing, carbonitriding and carbon-based surface engineering
    From 30 November to 2 December, VWT, in collaboration with A3TS, is organising a three-day conference on carburizing, carbonitriding and carbon-based surface layers in Antwerp. (is new date for postponed March edition due to corona crisis) Read more »
  • Reduction of particulates on car brakes
    The problem of particulate matter is a hot topic as can be derived from the introduction of LEZ zones in some cities. The origin of fine dust is complex. Not only do wood and coal stoves cause the emission of soot particles, the increasing car and bus transport also causes quite some pollution in cities. Read more »
  • New aluminium alloy for wheels
    New aluminium alloy for wheels
    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. Read more »
  • Adhesion, essential to adequate coating
    Adhesion, essential to adequate coating
    It is no secret that good adhesion is a basic requirement for taking full advantage of the functionalities of a coating or paint. After all, flaking paint layers needing to be repaired imply high costs for companies and governments. The adhesion between paint and surface is decisive for a high-quality finish. Read more »
  • Bicycle manufacturer Cowboy validates e-bike for the European market at Sirris
    Bicycle manufacturer Cowboy validates e-bike for the European market at Sirris
    Cowboy’s e-bike enters the European market this year. The company worked together with Sirris on the e-bike design as well as standardised and customised testing. Read more »
  • Non-destructive testing methods for composites
    Non-destructive testing methods for composites
    Fibre reinforced plastics (or composites) are gaining popularity in a wide range of industries due to their excellent properties, such as specific stiffness and strength and good resistance to environmental conditions. However, their complex structure brings also some challenges, detecting damage being one of them. This ninth white paper focusses non-destructive testing. Read more »
  • Evaluate surface structure better using Scanning Electronic Microscopy (SEM)
    Sirris has a scanning microscope allowing us to carry out structural and dimensional analysis. With this equipment we are able to help companies both identify the origin of a defect in a product and to control its quality. There are many applications, especially in materials science, biology and electronics. Read more »
  • Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment
    A new European directive has considerably limited the use of disposable plastics, imposing other restrictions that may impact the design of these products. Sirris can help you! Read more »
  • Sirris tests reliability of material certificates
    Sirris tests reliability of material certificates
    The Sirris test laboratories are investigating the reliability of material certificates that come with metals. Do you want to know how reliable your certificate is? Send us a metal sample with material certificate and we will examine the chemical composition or tensile strength of your sample free of charge! Read more »
  • Sustainability - a stretchable definition?
    Sustainability - a stretchable definition?
    Shorter product-to-market-times and higher expectations for sustainability, reliability and quality have ensured that product tests form an important link in the development process of products. Read more »
  • Lead time reduction thanks to QRM, also in our own lab
    Lead time reduction thanks to QRM, also in our own lab
    Because a short lead time is also essential in the services provided by Sirris, we examined our own operations to see if we could improve and reduce our lead times. To this end we called on our own expertise in quick response manufacturing (QRM). Read more »
  • Accredited tests offer more security for you and your customer
    Accredited tests offer more security for you and your customer
    Testing is essential to guarantee continuous quality to your customer. However, you have to make sure the test results are reliable and correct. Standards are constantly increasing. And Sirris is more than aware of that. That is why we want to expand our network of accredited quality tests. An accreditation according to ISO 17025 offers much more security, also as an extra check for those who have their own test lab. Read more »
  • New coating functionalities require new test protocols and devices
    New coating functionalities require new test protocols and devices
    New developments arise from the demand for sustainable, more qualitative coatings which combine functionalities. The use of new materials in different sectors and stricter regulations in terms of the use of harmful substances, make it necessary for coating and paint manufacturers to regularly adjust their formulas. In order to correctly evaluate newly developed compositions, it is essential to test them by means of methods which both focus on the coating and on the substrate. Read more »
  • OWI-Lab demonstrates importance of cold climate tests
    OWI-Lab demonstrates importance of cold climate tests
    In the context of the event 'Optimising Wind Farms In Cold Climates' which took place on 17 and 18 October in Antwerp, OWI-Lab welcomed a delegation from the wind industry. The event focuses both on the commercial and technical complexities, which form an obstacle for the operation of wind farms. This was perfectly demonstrated in the climate chamber of OWI-Lab. Read more »
  • Sirris tests washability and scrub abrasion of your coatings
    Sirris tests washability and scrub abrasion of your coatings
    The Sirris Coating Lab has recently purchased a TQC Scrub Abrasion and Washability Tester to perform scrub abrasion and washability tests on coated materials. Read more »
  • More certainty as a result of coatings testing
    More certainty as a result of coatings testing
    In order to meet the needs of today and tomorrow, product developments are heading for ecology, sustainability, higher performance and longer service life. This also applies to coatings. Such innovations cannot come about without thorough testing. With their state-of-the-art testing laboratory, Sirris is meeting industries’ needs. Read more »
  • Innovative, coated products require new testing methods
    Innovative, coated products require new testing methods
    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. Read more »
  • Tested and approved - our labs open their doors
    Tested and approved - our labs open their doors
    Our test labs are probably one of our strengths. We do not only want to keep it like that, we would also like to expand in the future. High time to introduce you to these extended services, during a few open house days. Read more »

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