The IBN Cluster ‘Innovatieve coatings’ kindly invites you to the workshop on ‘fire retardant coatings’.
The IBN cluster ‘Innovatieve coatings’ addresses companies from different coating sectors (textiles, paints, coating of metal, wood, plastics) and unites them to learn from each other's products and technologies.


13:00: Welcome
13:30: Workshop

Welcome and introduction ‘Cluster Innovatieve Coatings’ and startup workgroup ‘fire retardant coatings’

Flame retardants in the textile industry - Ine De Vilder (Centexbel)

The presentation will give an overview of the use of flame retardants in textile in the past and present with glimpses of the future. We will attempt to answer the following questions: Which products are used? How do they work? What are the concerns? What is the focus of research?

Fire-resistant solutions  for steel, concrete and wood - Kris Vercamer (Aalterpaints)

The paints of Aalterpaint for steel, concrete, and wood ensure the highest level of protection for your materials. The paint is intumescent, preventing fire from affecting the stability of the structure.

New generation of intumescent coatings for steel protection.

Burning behaviour & testing of textiles for interior & transport - Mike De Vrieze (Centexbel)

Overview of frequently applied fire standards for interior and transportation textiles

2 minutes pitching

All participants have the opportunity to present their company in function of the workshop

15:30: Visit of the Centexbel burning behaviour lab & Startup technical workgroup ‘Fire retardant coatings’ - moderated by Centexbel

The goal of this workgroup is to define the needs and future projects.

16:30: Network drink



Members of the IBN Cluster ‘Innovatieve Coatings’ can register free of charge.

The workshop is also accessible to non-members against a participation fee of 300 euro.


Together for strong, ambitious innovating More start-ups, more stayers, more growers: that’s what we’re aiming for! Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the Innovative Business Networks want to facilitate collaboration between entrepreneurs, knowledge institutions and governments. Cluster INNOVATIEVE COATINGS is one of these innovative business networks.

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