As part of the Sustainable and Circular Textiles Strategy, legislation pertaining to textile labelling is being reviewed. Additionally, a decision has been made to establish a delegated act for clothing under the EU Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation. Currently, preparatory studies are being conducted for both initiatives. Companies are welcome to give their feedback!

The accreditation with flexible scope allows us to respond quickly to customer queries, to new market developments and urgent situations.

Centexbel demonstrates its expertise to the EU Safety Gate members and European Commissioner Didier Reynders.

Recently, CEN-CENELEC established a new CEN-CENELEC Joint Technical Committee, CEN/CLC/JTC 23 Horizontal topics for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The scope of the committee is the Standardization of deliverables covering more than one type of PPE product.

In 2021 and 2022, the FPS Economy visited shops that sell clothing only as well as wholesale stores. The FPS Economy checked compliance with the technical requirements of the safety standard.

On 30 March 2022, the European Commission published a draft of the revised Construction Products Regulation (CPR). This revision aims to simplify the rules for construction products on the EU market. The proposal was announced as part of the circular economy package.

For the sixth time, NBN organised its Thank You Event on Thanksgiving Day. At Bozar in Brussels, four Belgian experts and 1 NBN partner were given extra credit during this festive evening.

The European Commission adopted the standardization request in support of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) on April 14, 2021. It was accepted by the European standardization bodies, CEN and Cenelec on May 12, becoming fully applicable following the delivery of a joint work program on May 28, 2021.

14 October 2021 - World Standards Day: CEN TC 248/WG 39 ‘Circular Economy for textile products & the textile chain’ develops common rules for circularity, that avoid greenwashing and by creating a level playing field for all producers in the textile industry.