Futurotextiles 3 - Call for participation

The completely new edition of Futurotextiles is being prepared today. The works, objects, prototypes, garments and samples will be selected between 1/12/2011 and 30/01/2012.

Turkey joins CEN

The General Assembly of CEN has recently accepted Turkey as the 32nd full member of the European Committee of Standardisation (CEN). This means that Turkey will implement all existing and future EN standards as national Turkish standards.

European research: Horizon 2020

Europe's ambitious Research and Innovation Programme for 2014-2020

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

Impact RIP cigarettes on burning behaviour tests

Paris, 1 December 2011

Self-extinguishing cigarettes do not simplify testing!

Although we acclaim all measures enhancing people's safety and actually saving lives, the new legislation has some rather unexpected consequences in the field of testing and standardisation! The CEN/TC207 WG9 meeting in Paris looked into the matter and came up with a solution!

Centexbel installs composite press

Since several years, Centexbel performs a growing number of research projects on thermoplastic composites. Thermoplastic composites are composed of textiles and plastics. The textile materials reinforce the plastic matrix in which they are embedded.

Defence against counterfeiting remains simple

Defence against counterfeiting a community model must remain simple

This is the judgement of a General Attorney of the European Court of Justice. The advice of this jurisdiction (in 80% in line with the one of the General Attorney) was asked by a Spanish court that was faced by the following situation: a first company had deposited a model (which, as already mentioned before, does not need a verification by OHIM). This company observed that its model was being copied by a second company and urged the latter to stop the counterfeiting. However, instead of stopping, the second company deposited a community model (which was necessarily accepted).

Futurotextiles mobile exhibition


A "Youtube" impression of the show in Prato

PRATO / 30 September - 13 November 2011
Museo del Tessuto, Prato (Italy)

RONSE / RENAIX / 2 December 2011 - 15 January 2012
Campus (Oscar delguststraat 60), Ronse/Renaix (Belgium)

Press release Oeko-Tex

issued by OEKO-TEX® Association - Zürich

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 expands to include testing for nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEOs), nonylphenol (NP), and related chemicals

Best Patented Innovation


SME Standardisation guide