Centexbel slaagt opnieuw voor audit

Begin maart 2012 slaagde Centexbel (met grote onderscheiding) voor de audit "open bedrijfsopleidingen".
De Cedeo erkenning "Opleidingsverstrekker" wordt met drie jaar verlengd tot 31/3/2015.

Deze erkenning is belangrijk omdat we u op deze manier opleidingen aanbieden die in aanmerking komen voor terugbetaling via de kmo-portefeuille, waardoor u 50 % korting heeft op de deelnameprijs van alle open opleidingen die wij organiseren.

EPO and Google remove language barriers

eop-google.jpgIn a major step to improve access to patent documents in multiple languages the EPO launched a new machine translation service, called Patent Translate, on the EPO's website on February 29th, 2012.

The service uses Google's Translate technology and enables translation from and to English for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Swedish, covering approximately 90% of all patents issued in Europe.

Construction products - brochure on new EU regulation

Since a few months, there is a new legislation on the commercialisation of construction products, including geotextiles, floor and wall coverings.

This regulation will come into force on July 1st, 2013.

The Belgian FPS Economy has published a comprehensive brochure on this subject to inform you on the new regulation.

Download the French version :
"Quoi de neuf pour la commercialisation des produits de construction"
Download the Dutch version :

Centexbel lanceert Horizonverruimingen

Centexbel start dit jaar met tweemaandelijkse Horizonverruimingen. Op deze avondlijke meetings worden tussen 18u en 20u maatschappijrelevante thema’s besproken. Voor en na de meetings krijgt u ruimschoots de tijd om uw professioneel netwerk uit te werken.

De Horizonverruimingen zijn een nieuw Centexbel ontmoetingsforum waarop u beslist niet mag ontbreken !

MBO recognition for VOC emission testing

Last week, DIBt (Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik) recognized Centexbel as a competent test laboratory according to Section 18 of the MBO ('Model Building Code' in Germany) for the evaluation of volatile organic compound emissions in the areas of "Floor coverings for interior use" and "Underlays for interior use".

In Germany, it is necessary to have a "national technical approval", the so-called allgemeine bauaufsichtliche Zulassung for construction products for interior use, within the scope of CE marking, for reasons of health protection.

Centexbel grows crystals on textiles

Ilja Visser (Dutch couturier), asked Centexbel to grow crystals on textiles for their fashion show at the end of January 2012 (Amsterdam Fashion Week).

Oeko-Tex: new in 2012

oeko-100_0.jpg At the start of every new year, Oeko-Tex® publishes a new version of the Oeko-Tex® standard 100. In order to do so, Oeko-Tex® continues to closely monitor market and product developments, new research and the various legislations, including REACh. As a consequence Oeko-Tex® is a label with relevant requirements, adapting to the for ever changing world and scientific knowledge. We are glad to be able to inform you about the new adaptations.

Futurotextiles Awards 2012


Share your dreams and your creativity with the textiles of the future

Competition call!

CETI (European Centre for Innovative Textiles) is launching the FUTUROTEXTILES AWARDS, the First International Competition dedicated to Innovative Textiles and Design.

Futurotextiles3: search for archives

futurotextiles3 wants to produce a film presenting some twenty textile innovations that have seen the light of day since 1850 and that are still being used today, such as the table protector or anti-transpiration socks…
All your documents are interesting to us !

Please don’t hesitate to contact camille [dot] beulque [at] lille3000 [dot] com


Updated classification of trademarks

The Nice Classification administered by WIPO in 1957, is a system for the classification of goods and services for the purposes of registering trademarks. It was established by a multilateral treaty called the Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks.

Many countries have adopted the Nice Classification for the purpose of classifying Goods and Services for trademark registration.