Knowledge transfer is a process by which knowledge, ideas and experience move from the source of knowledge to the recipient of that knowledge. Knowledge transfer and knowledge sharing are used interchangeably.

Centexbel-VKC has put in place several channels to share the knowledge and expertise it has acquired during numerous collective research projects, testing activities and international networking meetings.

Technological consultancy

Our technology consultants are your personal coaches throughout any project or trouble shooting operation, maintaining a close collaboration with your company at all times. To give you the best possible advice they rely on a solid team of researchers and lab assistants.

Innovation consultancy

Centexbel-VKC assists companies in their search for new, original and successful niche products, the development of new products and/or applications of new technologies.

Sustainable Chemistry

Sustainable chemistry is a major concern for the textile and plastic converting industry. Therefore, Centexbel-VKC is an active member of Catalisti. As the new ‘Spearhead Cluster for Chemicals and Plastics’ of the government of Flanders, Catalisti aims to stimulate sustainable innovations in chemistry through intensive and cross-sector collaboration initiatives.

Factory of the future

The future of the Belgian and European textile manufacturing and plastic converting industry largely depends on its ability to guarantee top quality, to make small series affordable and profitable and to run large volumes in an efficient, rapid and sustainable way.

A Factory of the Future excels in how it handles energy and materials. Creative, involved workers use smart, sustainable production processes in state-of-the-art facilities.


Standards provide a reliable basis for people to share the same expectations about a product or service and help to
  • facilitate trade
  • provide a framework for achieving economies, efficiencies and interoperability
  • enhance consumer protection and confidence

IPR-Patent Cell

Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.

IP is protected in law by, for example, patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. By striking the right balance between the interests of innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish.

Training & seminars

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Centexbel is a training centre recognized by the Flemish - kmo-portefeuille - # DV.O101549 and the Walloon Region - chèques d'entreprise - and organises various training sessions from rather general topics to highly specialized thematic seminars.

International Conferences

Each year, Centexbel organises several international conferences on actual themes, including Circular Economy, Advanced Composite Materials, Biomaterials, and Fire-retardant Textiles and Plastics.


Discover Centexbel's trilingual lexicon including terms on textile and plastic production, materials, chemicals, fibres, yarns, products, and business models