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Textiles include a large variety of products to be applied in different domains and for different purposes, either as a raw material, as a semi-finished product or as an end product.

The best-known and most universal textile application is without any doubt the one of clothing and accessories including woven and knitted fabrics for sportswear, leisure wear, rain clotting, night clothing, work wear, underwear, fashion wear and finished knitted articles such as baby and children’s wear, socks, gloves, caps…

Textiles are also often associated with interior and decoration textiles such as floor covering, upholstery, curtains, mattresses, mural textiles, bedding, household textiles, sunblinds, table cloths, dust cloths …

A third and general field of application with still a lot of possibilities for innovation and many technological challenges is represented by technical textiles or textiles to be applied in (road) construction works, in agricultural, in the industry and in automotive and aviation.

Centexbel is also active in the field of environment and energy offering consultance, training sessions and research on sustainable product development, the use of renewable energy sources and natural fibres, eco-friendly production processes, recycling, water purification and re-use, energy savings and emission control.

The fifth market Centexbel focuses on is the one of textiles for health, safety & security with products and product developments in the field of protective and high visibility clothing, medical textiles, hygiene products, smart textiles, cosmetotextiles, health monitoring by means of textile integrated electronics and conductive fibres...