Problem solving is the ability to identify a problem, to set up a plan to solve and turn it into an unexpected opportunity.

Centexbel-VKC offers solutions with an invaluable extra:  "a helpful interpretation of a test result, a new insight that leads to an innovation that will help you to be the first to fill a gap in the market..."

Centexbel-VKC also helps you in optimizing your production process. Sometimes the solution is found in an alternative additive, sometimes the solution lies in the replacement of a single production step or a new parameter setting ...

By consulting us, you will discover a “one-stop-shop” where your problems will be transformed into new opportunities.

New innovation hall on FOCUS TV


This video by FOCUS TV includes an interview with Jean de Bethune, Deputy of the Province of West-Vlaanderen, on the necessity of the circular economy and the investments in the Centexbel-VKC innovation platform!



Our plastic characterisation laboratory in Kortrijk offers a whole series of tests, that is completed with the tests performed in our labs in Ghent and Grâce-Hollogne.


Centexbel-VKC has created a research group dedicated to plastic materials, products, processes and recycling. Because of the common interests with the textile industry based on the use of identical/similar raw materials and additives, there is an intens collaboration with the other R&D groups.

Professional training

Every spring and autumn, we organise a series of theoretical and practical professional trainings for the employees of the plastic converting industry. This offer is complemented with information sessions, seminars and conferences.

Leaflet professional training sessions

Pilot Platform

By facilitating and hosting the Factory of the Future, new materials, we have put several machines at the disposal of the industry to produce samples or small production runs.

Join VKC

Affiliation to VKC has the advantage that you may appeal to the many services in testing, research and consultancy of the technology centre against a favourable price. In addition you will have access to very specific services of external experts, with whom we collaborate, for example in the field of rubbers and adhesive technologies.

Plastic converting companies or industrial groups with a social seat in the EEA (European Economic Area) may affiliate to VKC against payment of an annual membership fee and enjoy the benefits reserved to members.

Guide to Surface Defects

Survey of the most common injection moulding defects, how they occur and practical guide to solve the problem by means of a systematic questioning. The manual is bilingual Dutch, English.