Centexbel, Textile Competence Centre

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August 2017

The structural qualities of nanofibres, including small pore size and large surface area, add value to applications requiring properties such as sound and temperature insulation, fluid holding capacity, softness, strength, durability, lustre, barrier property enhancement, and filtration performance. Centexbel develops nanofibre nonwovens for medical and other high-end applications.

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Centexbel was founded in 1950 at the initiative of Fedustria to reinforce the competitive position of the Belgian textile companies.

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

Centexbel guarantees:

  • independent and objective advice
  • the expertise of 160 highly educated collaborators
  • transsectorial and international networking
  • focus on sustainable development
  • practice-oriented support
  • partnership
  • an open approach

In 2014, VKC (Flemish Plastics Centre) became a division of Centexbel, by which the expertise and services are expanded to the plastic converting industry.

Events 2017

Centexbel-VKC organise the third European Conference on Fire-safe Textiles and Plastics on October 12 & 13, 2017 in collaboration with Fedustria.
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