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Duratex is an Interreg V France-Wallonie-Flanders project looking for ecofriendly water and oil repellent textiles. The European Life project Flarex assesses alternative environmental friendly flame retardants to be used in interior textile.

Both projects organise a workshop focusing on the legislation and industrial use of alternative FR and repellent agents in textiles. The workshop includes an interactive session (World Café) to discuss the challenges and opportunities of using FR and repellents complying to REACH.


10h30 : Registration + coffee
11h00 : Welcome and round table
11h10 : Substitution of hazardous chemicals: concepts, early warnings and available support - authorities - Streve Hollins, ECHA and Valentina Bertato, EC
11h40 : Lessons learned from the PFOA restriction in textiles - Dunja Drmač, Euratex
12h00 : The scope and results of Life-Flarex - Ine De Vilder, Centexbel
12h30 : Lunch + networking
13h15 : The Duratex project and state of the art of repellents in textiles - David De Smet, Centexbel
13h45 : Fluorfree superhydrophobic and ecofriendly superoleophobic textiles - Alain Jonas, UCLouvain
14h10 : Coffee break + networking
14h30 : World café session
16h30 : Closing drink

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Sorry, registration is no longer possible, the workshop is FULLY BOOKED!