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.

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!

Luc Coppers

The family business All Events from Zedelgem in West Flanders hires out temporary infrastructure systems for events, such as wooden chalets for Christmas markets and overnight accommodation for festivals. So as to be able to grow internationally, both the concept and product had to be adjusted. The start of a future-focused success story...

Markus Kaufmann

Composites have been used in the railway industry since the seventies, but mainly for parts like seat supports, decorative elements and reservoirs. What about the potential of these materials for structural elements?

Hilde Krikor
Linde De Vriese

The use of conventional construction materials in buildings often has an adverse effect on the quality of air in buildings. In the last few years, there has been an increasing trend towards replacing these materials with natural alternatives. One such solution is provided by multi-layered products on the basis of biocomposites.

Markus Kaufmann

The annual convention of the European composites industry network, CFK Valley, was held on 16 and 17 June in the German town of Stade. This year's theme was 'Industry 4.0 for Composites'. CFK Valley Belgium, the Belgian antenna established by Sirris and Agoria was participating for the first time and found itself attracting quite a lot of attention.

Hilde Krikor
Markus Kaufmann

Thanks to the outstanding properties of glass fibre reinforced plastics they can be used for a wide range of applications. Antwerp Zoo has used these materials for making moulds and grids as part of the renovation work carried out in the aquarium.

Markus Kaufmann

Agoria and Sirris announced the launch of CFK Valley Belgium at this year's JEC Europe, the international composites show held in Paris. But there were plenty of other things for visitors to enjoy, and everyone who took part in the one-day VIP visit on 11 March agreed that it was a truly unmissable event.

Markus Kaufmann

The most important network of composite companies in Europe, CFK Valley, is setting up CFK Valley Belgium in collaboration with Sirris and Agoria. This means that Belgian companies now have access to a European network of composite companies and researchers. In this country there are around 100 companies working with composite materials. Setting up CFK Valley Belgium was confirmed at the JEC Show in Paris.

Markus Kaufmann

From 3 to 26 April the Design Museum of Ghent will be host to the exhibition ‘Kunststof, natuurlijk' (Synthetic by Nature) for novel composites, most based on natural material. SLC-Lab contributes with several components of the exhibition and will be giving a talk on the seminar 'Designing with Composites'.