The conformity assessment usually involves an audit of the manufacturer’s quality system and depending upon the particular classification of the device, a review of the relevant technical documentation provided by the manufacturer in support of the safety and performance claims for the device.

As Notified Body #0493, Centexbel assesses the conformity of products with the requirements laid down in:

  • PPE Regulation (EU) 2016/425 - CE marking of protective clothing and gloves
  • CPR - Construction Products regulation (EU) 305/2011 - CE marking of floor and wall coverings
  • MED - Marine Equipment Directive 2014/90/EU - certification of marine equipment (IMO)


OEKO-TEX® enables consumers and companies to protect our planet by making responsible decisions.

OEKO-TEX® is an international association of independent research and testing institutes focused on enhancing both product safety and sustainable production in the textile industry.

QA-CER recycled content

QA-CER recycled content assures the quality system related to the recycling process and use of recycled materials. Both the recycled content and the quality of the end product are addressed in order to support the principle of sustainability.

QA-CER recycled content offers:

  • the possibility to build a relationship between companies and clients based on trust when it comes to recycled content
  • a tool to companies to show their efforts and ambitions to add value to the circular economy by using recycled content in their products
  • a tool to consumers to make decided choices and to contribute as such to a circular economy

Care 4 Quality

Care 4 Quality is a quality label and management system for Belgian companies, active in textile care for healthcare or food applications. The label is supported by the High Health Council and  FEVIA, the Belgian Federation of the food sector.

Notified body #0493

  • EC type-examination and monitoring of the quality control system for the final product according to the European Regulation 2016/425 on Personal Protective Equipment/EU
  • Product certification in the framework of the European Regulation on Construction Products 305/2011/EU
  • Conformity assessments in the framework of  the Marine Equipment Directive (MED) 2014/90/EU


Labels may serve different purposes. On the one hand they are used on a voluntary basis, on the other they may be the result of a mutual agreement between a producer and his client. Sometimes, labels are mandatory.

In all cases, by applying labels, one desires to prove that one has acted in conformity with parameters in respect of:

  • product composition
  • absence of harmful substances (Substances of Very High Concern)
  • maintenance/use/recycling of the product
  • production process

Manufacturers and other stakeholders (distribution sector, public services, maintenance companies, consumers...) are welcome to contact us for:

  • more information on labelling
  • definition of maintenance and users' instructions
  • testing of labelled products

Centexbel carries out tests commissioned by the authorities, expedition companies, importers, producers, consumers... in order to verify the conformity of the products with the label's requirements.

Accreditation Certificate Belac

BELAC accredited certification institution

The BELAC accreditation is issued to an institution performing conformity assessments, such as a laboratory or a certification institution, following an annual thorough audit of our facilities that is based on internationally recognised criteria. The BELAC accreditation ((056-PROD - EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012) is formal proof of our tehnical competences but also of our independance and impartiality.

OEKO-TEX® accredited laboratory

OEKO-TEX® is an international association of independent research and testing institutes focused on enhancing both product safety and sustainable production in the textile industry.

The OEKO-TEX® Association is composed of 16 member institutes with representative offices in more than 60 countries all over the world.

Centexbel is one of the member institutes and an OEKO-TEX® accredited laboratory.

Centexbel is a selected test house of IGI quality mark for wall coverings

IGI quality mark for wall coverings

There is a common desire for some kind of assurance that the goods we buy are “safe”, not only for ourselves but for the environment as a whole.
IGI, the global wallcoverings association, is determined that rolls of wallcoverings should be governed by a system of control that will ensure they do not cause any problems for the consumer or the world at large. IGI has therefore established the ground rules for a quality assurance system that is applicable worldwide. IGI proposes to act as the monitoring body for the award of a distinctive symbol that can be used on rolls and packaging to indicate that the product conforms to these rules.

IGI website