This white paper will not only provide textile companies with information on textile recycling processes, but also on facilitating technologies for sorting and disintegration of textile products as well as virtual platforms that connect stakeholders and inform consumers.

In this interview with Mr. Jean-Luc Derycke, representing Utexbel, ALIGNED explores Utexbel’s specific role within the project. Utexbel is at the forefront of this initiative, aiming to realize circular textile products, including yarns and fabrics, with an environmental impact comparable to their virgin material counterparts.

The ability to repurpose manufacturing lines quickly, to deliver vital medical products, could be critical in protecting Europe against the next pandemic.

The research tax credit (crédit d'impôt recherche - CIR) is a tax incentive scheme designed to support the research and development activities of French companies.

Carbon fibres can be brittle and disintegrate during compaction. To solve this problem and to improve their processability, we have developed a sizing formulation.

We are pleased to present to you the results and findings of our research.

Almost four years into the project, we succeeded in developing different kinds of bio-based composites using four different processes. These materials are processed by similar techniques as conventional fossil-based composites, their mechanical properties are very promising and their environmental impact on the marine environment is lower than the one of conventional materials.

Centexbel developed and incorporated 2 stress sensors into a smart garment. These prototypes are now submitted to clinical tests.

Centexbel is proud to announce to have won the Techtextil Innovation award 2022 in the category “new approaches to sustainability & circular economy” with a breakthrough innovation in biobased coatings and inks.