Textile functionalisation & surface modification

Ghent
R&D manager Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification

This project will focus on biobased plasticizers, antioxidants, UV stabilizers and flame retardants.

Through this project we want to transfer the expertise of Centexbel-VKC in the field of melt processing to the textile coating sector.

The BioCoat project aims to accelerate the transition to bio-based coatings by providing coating companies with knowledge about the formulation, application, performance and applications of bio-based coatings.

The international trade publication bioplastics MAGAZINE is proud to announce the finalists for the 2019 Global Bioplastics Award. Known as the "Bioplastics Oskar", the award will be presented this year for the 14th time in succession.

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This technique allows us to process materials with a viscosity of 400 Pas or MFI 25 at relatively high temperatures.

This pre-standard study aims at developing an analytic test method to determine perfluorinated compounds including the required extraction and purification methods.

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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

Researching alternative, non-toxic elements for the synthesis of polyurethane. Fully renewable resources, such as residues from sugar refineries and the production of biofuel, natural oils and fats, are used to develop biobased polyurethane.