Bio-based materials

The evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the need for continued innovation to efficiently mitigate the spread of the virus. Centexbel, HoGENT and VITO are translating the lessons learned into actions to help the industry solve the identified pain points from the first wave in the best possible way.

The Interreg NWE project CurCol aims to demonstrate economic potential for the production chains from regionally produced plants to colorants in packaging.

The prestigious Global Bioplastics Award, presented annually at the end of the first day of the European Bioplastics conference, was won this year by Bio4Self, a consortium - co-ordinated by Centexbel - of research institutes and companies collaborating on a project to develop self-reinforced composites based on PLA fibres.

MarinaTex is a home compostable material designed as an alternative to single-use plastic films. The material is comprised of waste material from the fishing industry and sustainable algae.

The international trade publication bioplastics MAGAZINE is proud to announce the finalists for the 2019 Global Bioplastics Award. Known as the "Bioplastics Oskar", the award will be presented this year for the 14th time in succession.

Developing a method to determine whether and in which quantities genetically modified cotton is present in a textile product.

Novel packaging films and textiles with tailored end of life and performance based on bio-based copolymers and coatings

cover Cure and Care brochure

Cure & Care textiles are designed to restore the patient to health, to improve the patient’s comfort experience and to optimise and facilitate the work of healthcare providers and medical staff. This brochure illustrates some of  Centexbel's developments in the field of textiles dedicated to health

Ghent
Researcher "Functional Thermoplastic Textiles"

Researching alternative, non-toxic elements for the synthesis of polyurethane. Fully renewable resources, such as residues from sugar refineries and the production of biofuel, natural oils and fats, are used to develop biobased polyurethane.