Bart Teerlinck

It goes without saying that as a manufacturer, importer or distributor you have to fully understand the implications connected with the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU. Application of this Directive is not always obvious in practice when used with the harmonised EN 13445 standard for guidance. Therefore for a number of years now Sirris has offered training courses, which since recently can be customised to suit your company’s requirements. Here’s a brief explanation of the possibilities available by way of an interesting case study.

Bart Teerlinck
composite, net-shape

The next edition of the Materials trade fair, which takes place on 31 May and 1 June in Veldhoven, has a practice-oriented set-up themed around four pillars: materials, surface techniques, joining techniques and analysis techniques. Keynote speeches and live demos will be presented in the different Experience Areas to inspire visitors. Sirris and BIL/IBS will also be there.

Bart Teerlinck
PED, drukapparatuur, normen

Do you sell, manufacture or import products that can have an internal pressure exceeding 0.5 bar? It is possible that these products must comply with the European Pressure Equipment Directive. With one of their customised training courses, Sirris can explain the practical consequences for your company.

Linde De Vriese
Markus Kaufmann

In terms of properties materials are quite often ranked on the basis of their anisotropic behaviour. What does this mean for the materials and how can knowledge of this behaviour be used to design better products? In our fourth white paper we mainly discuss mechanical anisotropy in composite materials. Download it now!

Linde De Vriese
Thomas Vandenhaute

Unknown makes unloved, a description all too often still applicable to composite materials when it comes down to material selection. This is why with their third white paper the SLC-Lab and its partners want to pass on some essential tools and methodologies to help designers and OEMs make the right choices. This paper will help you make a well-informed choice that could make a positive effect on your activities. You can download the third white paper now!

Kathleen Smolders

The cluster project ‘Innovatieve coatings’ has been launched this month. The aim of the cluster is to bring together the different coating sectors, so they can learn from each other's product and technologies to apply the knowledge and expertise of one sector in the other. The kick-off event will take place on 31 January, with Dirk Frimout as a guest speaker.

Michèle Gasparini

Certain foods contain nanoparticles, but their absence on labelling does not comply with European regulations.

Linde De Vriese
Thomas Vandenhaute

The use of lightweight components stands or falls by the choice of materials. Product value, product costs, production costs, development costs and risks are however difficult to estimate when talking about less well-known materials such as composites. Moreover, the wide range of materials and processes makes selection even more difficult.

Hilde Krikor
Luc Coppers

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”.

Linde De Vriese
Thomas Vandenhaute

Unknown makes unloved, a description all too often still applicable to composite materials, and certainly where sustainability is concerned. This is why the Sirris composite experts (SLC-Lab) and the sustainability experts have come up with white papers that go much deeper into the properties and possibilities offered by composites. These papers will help you make a well-informed choice that could make a positive effect on your activities. You can download the first white paper now, completely free-of-charge!