Hygiene, barrier properties and health related aspects of textiles
Textiles have always played a major role in human hygiene. Textiles provide a barrier against all kinds of germs or serve as bandage or plaster… Modern surgery uses textile "stents" and "scaffolds" degradable or not by the human body.
The microbiological testing lab of Centexbel, located in Grâce-Hollogne, near Liege, is fully equipped to assess antibacterial and antifungal properties of (treated) textiles.
The lab also performs tests on biological degradability, barrier properties against micro-organisms, particles, laser rays in operation theatres... and the microbiological hygiene of medical textiles.