The standards cells are an initiative of the Belgian FPS Economy and have been created to better inform SMEs about the impact of standards on their companies as well as to promote the application of standards.

Centexbel has created five standards cells to follow-up the evolution of standards and regulations and to inform the textile and plastic converting industries by means of publications, work groups and information sessions and by facilitating personal contacts between companies and experts.

Technical and Functional

standards cell technical & functional

The standards cell "Technical Textiles" assists the sub-sector of technical textiles.

Safety & Health

standards cell safety & health

The standards cell "Safety & Health" assists the entire textile chain in its endeavours to comply with product safety and health related requirements and regulations.


Standards-cell habitat

The standards cell "Habitat" assists the sub-sector of interior textiles, including decoration textiles for both residential and public buildings.

Medical and assistive technologies

medical & assistive technologies

This standards cell assists manufacturers and service providers in the "Medical and assistive technologies" sector. 

Circular economy and durability

normenantenne circulaire economie en duurzaamheid

The standards cell "Circular economy and durability" is at the service of all companies having a direct interest in developments in the field of recycled polymers.