Health, safety & security

Grâce-Hollogne
R&D Manager Technical Textiles & Composites
Because PFASs are often used in textile finishing, the European Commission launches a comprehensive study on the use of all types of PFAS in the textile sector.
An electric arc is, by definition, an unexpected accident. It lasts less than one a second due to the immediate action of the circuit-breaker, triggered by the incident.
Development of a test method to determine the protection offered by textile materials to certain mechanical risks.
The general aim of the project is to develop a method to measure the effect of cleaning cycles on different sorts of mattress ticking used in the medical field.

The regulations for medical devices dating from the 1990 have to be revised to keep track of the advances in medical sciences and the novelties in medical devices. (Dutch)

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From prototype to ready-to-market smart products

Smart textiles interact with their environment; they change colour, light up, give warning sounds, regulate the body temperature, measure health and other parameters and communicate with databases. They can generate and store energy, or protect

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Cure & Care textiles are designed to restore the patient to health, to improve the patient’s comfort experience and to optimise and facilitate the work of healthcare providers and medical staff. This brochure illustrates some of  Centexbel's developments in the field of textiles dedicated to health,

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Toy Safety in the EU

Toys contribute to child development and play is an essential part of growing up. However, toys have to be safe for children to play with. Ensuring that toys marketed in the EU do not put children at risk is a priority. EU legislation aims to ensure that toys meet safety

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Centexbel, your textile competence centre

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