Bio-based materials

R&D manager Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification

Almost four years into the project, we succeeded in developing different kinds of bio-based composites using four different processes. These materials are processed by similar techniques as conventional fossil-based composites, their mechanical properties are very promising and their environmental impact on the marine environment is lower than the one of conventional materials.

Development of novel bio-based anti-fouling coating agents that can be used commercially in both marine and terrestrial applications.

The use of bio-based materials is considered an essential contribution to sustainable design of novel composites and coatings, but critical assessment of sustainable metrics is needed for independent and quantitative evaluation of the environmental impact. The role of biopolymers in a circular

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.

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