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


Centexbel organises in co-operation with Fedustria, Flanders' PlasticVision and FR4Tex, a 1,5 days European Conference on Fire-Safe Textiles and Plastics with lectures, scientific posters, and sponsor stands.
Venue: Augustine Monastery in Gent - Date: 16 & 17 October, 2014
Call for lectures and scientific posters: you may introduce your proposal for lectures and/or posters until May 31st, 2014

23-10-2013: Centexbel and Devan Chemicals launch the SPINMASTER

The inauguration of the Spinmaster in VKC-Flanders' Plastic Vision attracted many visitors from the industry. Also the press was very interested in this new investment in Flanders' future.


Image of the month

April 2014

Longitudinal view of monofilaments made of PP + 30% PET
(1) brittle fracture under nitrogen
(2) PET droplets are joined into a fibril.

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