Bio-based materials

Ghent
R&D manager Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification

Holistic approach to establish a market in the EU for locally produced textiles made from locally sourced bio-based waste.

Creation of a platform of competences for the transition of Walloon companies towards eco-friendly colorants for textile applications

Development and dissemination of the necessary knowledge to effectively use agricultural residues from flax cultivation as reinforcement materials in polyolefin and PLA plastics.

Centexbel filed a patent for the use of a biobased textile coating!

June 2021: the EMFF funded project "BIOGEARS" finalized three prototypes of bio-based ropes, made from the yarns developed by project partner Centexbel.

CISUFLO aims to set up a systemic framework for circular and sustainable ‘floor coverings’ (carpets, resilient floor coverings and laminates) and to minimize the total environmental impact of the sector.

BIOGEARS is a new innovative project funded by the European Union under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund that is set to develop biobased gear solutions for the creation of an eco-friendly offshore aquaculture sector using a multitrophic approach and new biobased value chains.

Anchor peptides to improve the adhesion of water-based coatings onto polyolefins (PO).

Boosting the circular use of bio-based packaging.