The FAMHP inspection services establish that surgical masks on offer do not include the necessary declarations, certificates and test reports in accordance with European or international standards. For this reason, an Alternative Test Protocol (ATP) has been developed that still allows use as surgical masks or comfort masks.

Faced with the shortage of masks that our country is experiencing and in order to relieve the front-line healthcare staff from the coronavirus in the long term, the Government of Wallonia has set up a taskforce to find a rapid and local solution with a view to supplying masks to as many people as possible.

In the framework of the chèques-entreprises, the financial support of the Région Wallone to Walloon based companies, the Direction générale Opérationnelle Economie, Emploi et Recherche (DGO6) - Direction des projets thématiques - has issued the Labelling Certificate - Service provider of the « chèques-entreprises » to Marc Gochel of Centexbel, who is a recognized expert by the SPW.

sIRoPAD

With the new sIRoPAD, Centexbel-VKC is now able to perform Near Infrared measurements to assess the composition of plastic samples directly from production or recycling.
This apparatus is suited for all non-black plastic flakes, granules or pellets up to ca. 100 grams per sample. The maximum measuring time is less than 15 minutes!

Bio4SELF newsletter Volume 3 is now available including articles by Lien Van der Schueren, Guy Buyle (Centexbel) and other scientists from colleague research centres on: