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”.

Hilde Krikor
Luc Coppers

The Kunststoffenbeurs 2016 - which is the essential event for all professionals from the plastics industry - will take place at the end of September. Now in its 18th year, its theme is "From idea to product". As a specialist in designing and optimising products and production processes, it wouldn't be complete without Sirris. We’ll be giving two lectures and showing what we can offer at our own stand.

Thomas Vandenhaute
Hilde Krikor

Early 2016, Sirris devoted several papers to the recycling of plastics, the circular economy and bioplastics as a sustainable alternative to plastic waste. In this context, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) recently reported that biodegradable plastics are currently no solution to marine litter. In fact, it’s our waste management on land that should be improved in the first place.

Luc Coppers

During the closing event of InnEEplas - Innovatieve Speerpunttechnologieën voor Energie-Effectiviteit & Efficiëntie in het kunststofverwerkingsproces - the partners will evaluate the project. They will present a benchmark for the Flemish plastics processing industry. Some companies will be providing testimony.

Hilde Krikor
Thomas Vandenhaute

The first kilogram of PHA, which is made from sewage by bacteria, was recently presented in the Netherlands. This completely biodegradable plastic is the result of a pilot project that offers many industrial opportunities and environmental benefits. A similar project has been running for some time in Brussels.

Hilde Krikor

Visit the Materia Nova workshop, with pitches from entrepreneurs who are introducing new materials and techniques for the use of plastics, composites and elastomers, and who are looking for partners for development and market introduction. Sirris will be running a pitch on innovative plastics.

Hilde Krikor
Eric Beeckman

Can I increase flexibility and shorten lead times between the design phase and batch production? How can I integrate material and technological innovations into my applications? In finding answers to such questions and also the future challenges in the plastics industry, Sirris and Agoria have put their weight behind a new project about next-shoring.

Hilde Krikor

By including insecticides in the manufacture of plastics, products can be made that offer a solution to the threatening effects of climate change.

Hilde Krikor
Denis Vandormael

Change2Micro wants to stimulate microprocessing of plastics in Flanders. Therefore, the project partners are organizing a seminar on November 13 to link the plastics processing industry to the member companies of FlandersBio and DSP Valley.

Bas Rottier

Discover all the possibilities for making your plastic products thermally or electrically conductive at the Flanders' PlasticVision market day.