CENTEXBEL organises, in co-operation with Fedustria, Flanders' PlasticVision and FR4Tex the 2nd INTERNATIONAL FR-CONFERENCE ON FIRE-SAFE TEXTILES AND PLASTICS

Centexbel, Textile Competence Centre

Centexbel, the Belgian Textile Research Centre, was founded in 1950 at the initiative of Fedustria, the Belgian professional organisation of the textile, wood and furniture industry to reinforce the competitive position of the Belgian textile companies.

To fulfil this mission, Centexbel offers an extensive range of activities and services to the textile industry, including testing, certification, consultancy and Research & Development while guaranteeing:

  • independent and objective advice
  • the expertise of 150 highly educated collaborators
  • transsectorial and international networking
  • focus on sustainable development
  • practice-oriented support
  • partnership
  • an open approach



On April 1st 2014 the merger between Centexbel and VKC came into force. Centexbel and VKC have already been working together for years in several fields, such as sustainable material management and recycling, bio-based polymers and fibre-reinforced composites. This collaboration has resulted in a vast offer of complementary expertise that proved beneficial to both the textile and plastic processing industries.

Encouraged by both sectors and with the objective to offer an optimized and comprehensive service to the plastic processing and textile industry, as well as to the entire value chain, Centexbel and VKC have decided to engage in a merger under the name of VKC-Centexbel, a division of Centexbel.

VKC-Centexbel supports the industry in the development and optimization of plastic products and processes.

VKC-Centexbel offers:

  • failure investigation on plastic products and processes
  • technological advice on plastic materials, finished products and recycling
  • (plastic) material characterisation and testing
  • support of the plastic processing process (injection moulding, extrusion, thermoforming, etc..)
  • training and information sessions

Image of the month

September 2014

Formation of fibrils in PP with 20% PET multifilaments - the top view shows holes, but when you click on the image, the fibrils will pop up in the longitudinal view

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