Circular economy

Ghent
R&D manager Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification

Recticel invented and patented an improved method to recycle and reuse PUR materials.

Ghent
Consultant Circular Economy

OVAM commissioned Centexbel, to conduct a study of the main ‘hidden’ professional textile chains. Using the results from this research, this guide aims to inspire producers and users of professional textiles and encourage them to include their textiles in the circular economy.

The BitumClean project aims to develop an industrial process to separate the bituminous tar fraction from end-of-life roofing membranes at low cost and without environmental consequences.

Centexbel-VKC, the Belgian competence centre of textiles and plastics, and the Belgian Quality Association (BQA) established a consortium PolyCert Europe in partnership with the industry associations ECRA, EuPC and ESWA.

CircTex focuses on the development of recycling and production techniques in a closed process chain for polyester (PET) workwear.

Strengthen the sustainable employability of workers in the textile sector in a context of digital transformation, not only by learning the necessary technological skills, but above all by focusing on social skills in order to ensure the employability of the target group.

On November 27th, 110 private and public organisations have committed to boost the circular economy in Wallonia (the French speaking region of Belgium). This commitment was taken in line with the Green Deal "Circular Purchases" at the initiative of the Vice-President and Minister of Economy of the Walloon Region, the SPW, The Shift, SRIW, Owalfin, UCM, and UWE.