Launched on May 5th, the "Covid-19 approved by Centexbel" is being issued to an ever growing number of companies

The invention by Milliken & Co generally relates to creating magnetic scrims for easier processing for molding applications.

At the beginning of July last year, a number of amendments came into force under the REACH legislation and the POPs Regulation (read more). It is now announced that a very important exception is foreseen for medical devices, which will allow certain companies to continue to use these components up to a certain level. But for medical devices only!

New Regulation 2016/26 on nonylphenol ethoxylates in water-washable textiles was published 13/01/16 and enters in force as from 03/02/21. The regulation sets the limit value of NPEO in washable textiles at 100 mg/kg.

The industry can submit information on substances of very high concern in their articles to ECHA's SCIP database. The aim is to make product recycling safer and improve information on hazardous chemicals in products.

New SARS-CoV-2 Decontamination Methods Reported: "Methylene blue with light activation shown to decontaminate N95 respirators and medical masks without affecting the performance."

Centexbel, the Belgian research centre for textiles and plastics, is part of the newly approved Horizon 2020 project HEREWEAR. Within this innovation project, Centexbel will, as part of a European consortium, aim to develop biobased circular textiles.

During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAMHP took a number of exceptional measures to guarantee sufficient availability of surgical mask that meet the minimum quality requirements for use as medical devices. These exceptional measures will be lifted on 1 February 2021.

Grant fund of EUR 20 million helps SMEs to make the best use of their intellectual property!

The VUB carried out an independent market study on behalf of the NBN on the impact of standards on our economy.