Bio-based materials

Ghent
R&D manager Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification

Centexbel is proud to announce to have won the Techtextil Innovation award 2022 in the category “new approaches to sustainability & circular economy” with a breakthrough innovation in biobased coatings and inks.

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!

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.

Biocomposites have the advantage of being very light. Unfortunately, the large variation in fibre properties makes a robust design difficult and their intrinsic moisture sensitivity can lead to premature degradation. The BREPLA project aims to further develop and disseminate the material knowledge required for the successful application of biocomposites in a growing number of end products.