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Exposition à Gand sur les matériaux durables

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On the occasion of the "Informal Environment Council on Sustainable Materials Management", a very interesting exhibtion on sustainable materials took place in the Ghent city theatre, NTG, from 10 to 13 July, 2010.
Centexbel was one of the selected partners and demonstrated by means of 8 thematic posters and a lot of textile samples the efforts of the Flemish industry in the field of sustainable development.
We wish to thank the different Belgian textile companies for lending us interesting didactic materials.
Thanks to these objects, the innovative character of our industry was not only visible, but it became tactile.
Centexbel3opening_0_0.JPG Flemish Minister Joke Schauvliege was extremely interested in several textile applications, to which she also referred in her interview on the regional television AVS
Centexbelopening2_0_0.JPG Minister Schauvliege and Stijn Devaere
DSCF0021_0_0.JPG Centexbel presented an overview of the sustainable developments in the textile industry by means of 8 themes, while paying attention to the sustainable solutions offered by textiles to existing or possible environmental problems.
DSCF0018_0_0.JPG The correct choice of renewable resources - biomaterials and natural raw materials, such as flax and soya - and a well conceived eco-design are both important elements in sustainable development.
DSCF0017_0_0.JPG New textile finishing processes offer very economic and eco-friendly aternatives.
On the other hand, one is able to economise a lot of water, electricity and detergents by giving textiles self-cleaning or soil repellent properties.
DSCF0015_0_0.JPG From PET-bottle to the T-shirt of the Dutch soccer team
DSCF0013_0_0.JPG Glass fibre reinforced composites for very strong windmill sail tips.
DSCF0014_0_0.JPG Reusable coated water bags bring fresh drinking water in disaster areas. When empty, their transportation is very efficient because they take up as less space as possible.
DSCF0032_0_0.JPG All visitors were pleasantly surprised by the innovative character of the Flemish textile industry and were asking all sorts of question about the different applications and commercial availability of certain exhibits.
Centexbel_0_0.JPG The public was very interested in textile products made from natural raw materials, such as the helmet and tennis racket from flax fibre reinforced composites and the soya towels.
Centexbel 2_0_0.JPG Stijn Devaere entertained the European delagation of the informal environmental congress on the contribution and possibilities of the textile industry in the domain of sustainable materials.
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Centexbel 4_0_0.JPG Maria Marotta, Head of Unit, Council of the European Union; General Secretariat Environment visited the exhibition on Tuesday and was interested in Stijn Devaere's expert explainations
Centexbel 6_0_0.JPG Maria Marotta showed a lot of interest in the tent canvas with flexible photovoltaic cells that is used to provide electricity in disaster areas.
Centexbel5_0_0.JPG Stijn Devaere, Centexbel, Brigitte Borgmans, Press advisor of the Flemish minister of Environment, Nature and Culture Joke Schauvliege and Maria Marotta, Head of Unit, Council of the European Union; General Secretariat Environment

Special thanks to Brigitte Borgmans, Press advisor of the Flemish minister of Environment, Nature and Culture Joke Schauvliege for the pictures of the opening and visit of the European delegation on Monday July 12, 2010.