The importance of biobased materials is still growing in the European textile and plastic converting industries. Each year, new applications are being developed imposing increasingly stringent demands on mechanical properties, durability and additional functionalities.

The 3rd International Conference on Biobased Textiles and Plastics will identify the main changes and trends in the field of biobased thermoplastics for textiles and plastics, and provide a comprehensive update of all aspects for commercial applications. The focus will be on durable and high-end applications.


We are happy to publish the draft programme. Please note that we reserve the right to apply changes to the programme at all times. Any modification will be immediately published by means of the link below:


Centexbel Poster Award 2018

Scientists and researchers are invited to submit scientific posters of their research activities and results within the scope of the conference.
The poster show is an important part of the event and will be accessible during breaks and lunch.
The scientific poster will be briefly presented to the audience, just before the first break.During the poster sessions, a jury, composed of the chair people, will select the award winning poster. All scientific posters are reviewed and rated on the basis of their scientific quality, clarity and impact.

The highest scoring scientific poster will be announced during the closing lecture.


  • October 8, 2018: abstract scientific poster template
  • October 8, 2018: poster (in pdf)
  • October 16, 2018: printed poster (80-120 cm)

Conference language



Logo Agfa-Labs

Open Innovation Platform for Materials & Coating Research

150 years of experience – since 2010

Agfa-Labs was founded in 2010 and has been growing ever since. That’s no wonder. Even though we are a young division, we are relying on 150 years of R&D experience.

Our name says it all: we are the Agfa laboratories. These labs have helped establish Agfa as a house of quality and trustworthiness.

To Agfa-Labs

Promote your products and services

The conference organisation offers two promotion packages:

€ 300 promotion package

Publication of your corporate logo

  • on the conference website
  • on the welcoming slides
  • on/in all conference-related publications

€ 800 promotion package

Promotion stand
Publication of your corporate logo

  • on the conference website
  • on the welcoming slides
  • on/in all conference-related publications



The conference participants will visit the promotion stands during the coffee and lunch breaks

  • the stands may be installed on October 16, 2018 (morning)
  • table on demand

Registration fees

Early bird discount of 10% for registrations made before August 15, 2018

Basic registration fee:

300 euro

Reduced fees for:

  • Centexbel members, participants presenting a scientific poster and sponsors: 270 euro
  • Conference speakers: 150 euro

Centexbel member conference speakers

  • free of charge


  • conference attendance: cost recovery rates (please contact Ann De Grijse for more details)

The registration fee covers attendance of the conference sessions, the conference proceedings, coffee breaks and lunch.
VAT not included in prices. Payment upon reception of invoice.

Registration form

Your subscription is only valid upon reception of our electronic confirmation. Afterwards you will receive an invoice for payment, including 21% VAT. The payment of the conference fee has to be made on receipt of invoice and via bank transfer. If on your demand any changes have to be made to the invoice after it has been sent, an administrative cost of 15 euro will be charged for the new invoice. Due to organisational reasons credit cards are not accepted.
Annulments have to be made in writing. If the annulments are made less than 10 days before the start of the conference, no refunding will be made. However, it is allowed that another person replaces you, without any supplementary costs. In that case, please send us the name of your substitute.

Centexbel is an accredited training centre (accreditation no. DV.O101549) allowing Flemish SMEs to participate against a reduced price.



Holiday Inn - Gent Expo
Maaltekouter 3
9051 Gent (Sint-Denijs-Westrem)

How to get there by car or public transportation

Deviation Roadworks

  • E40 from Brussels : exit 14 Expo - The Loop
  • E40 from Ostend : continue the E40 till Merelbeke - then take R4 in the direction of Eeklo. Exit Expo - The Loop
  • E17 from Antwerp : in Zwijnaarde take the R4 in direction of Eeklo. Exit Expo - The Loop
  • E17 from Kortrijk: exit 9 -> U.Z. Gent
    • cross the bridge and take E17 in the direction of Kortrijk
    • keep to the right and in Zwijnaarde take the R4 in direction of Eeklo. Exit Expo - The Loop

Follow the signs to "Expo"

Venue: Holiday Inn Expo Gent

Holiday Inn - Gent Expo

Hotel bookings

105 € single/double room -  Breakfast, Wifi and parking included in price

Book your room by sending an e-mail to

Mention "CENTEXBEL" to enjoy the special rate

Conference secretariat

Ann De Grijse | Centexbel | e-mail: | phone : +32 9 243 82 20