Multilayered textile materials are everywhere. You may not have noticed, but their use has been growing over the past decade – from packaging materials to clothing, automotive parts to electronics. In many ways, they’re a technological marvel. But as yet, they’re unrecyclable – and that’s something

The consumption of poultry in Europe is both large, and growing. The production of bird meat produces vast quantities of waste feathers – a resource the KaRMA2020 project is finding new uses for.

The prestigious Global Bioplastics Award, presented annually at the end of the first day of the European Bioplastics conference, was won this year by Bio4Self, a consortium of research institutes and companies collaborating on a project to develop self-reinforced composites based on PLA fibres.

Appelleer. Ananasleer. Alternatieven voor leer schieten als paddenstoelen uit de grond – soms worden ze daar zelfs van gemaakt. Of er dan iets mis is met dierlijk leer? Hoe ziet het looiproces eruit en lijdt ons leefmilieu daaronder? Komt leer van dezelfde koeien die we opeten en waar we melk van

Centexbel - the scientific and technological research institute for the Belgian textile industry - and Sport Vlaanderen - the Flemish agency responsible for (elite) sport policy in Flanders organized the 2nd International Conference on Innovations in Sports Materials on November 19 & 20, 2019. 

The conference „Textile Wearables in the World of IoT“ organized by Centexbel as part of the EU project SmartX in Liège on the 1st of October brought together industry innovators, technology providers, economic promoters as well as designers and creative labs to discuss current technologies and

The development of new information technologies in the last decade is having a significant impact on our daily lives. People are connected at any time and at any place. However, this is not the end of the story. Scientists and technicians are now preparing the revolution of the Internet of things.

Nu de kringloopeconomie stilaan ingeburgerd geraakt, en dus ook het besef dat industrie- of consumptieafval eigenlijk geen afval is, maar net een rijkdom, wordt desalniettemin het transport ervan door elke Lidstaat nog steeds streng gereglementeerd. Afval van het type textiel wordt gezien als niet

SeaBioComp, is a new collaborative project that has been launched to develop and produce novel bio-based thermoplastic composite materials and the analytical protocols to evaluate long-term durability and reduced ecological impact on the marine environment.

The last decade, awareness of climate change and depletion of fossil fuels has motivated the scientific community to search for sustainable alternatives to the conventional polymers. lOne of these alternatives is lignin, a constituent of wood, holding the cellulose fibres and the hemicellulose