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Centexbel

Centexbel, Textile Competence Centre

Centexbel was founded in 1950 at the initiative of Fedustria to reinforce the competitive position of the Belgian textile companies.

To fulfil this mission, Centexbel offers an extensive range of activities to the textile industry, including Research & Development, testing, certification, consultancy, and training.

Centexbel guarantees:

  • independent and objective advice
  • the expertise of 160 highly educated collaborators
  • transsectorial and international networking
  • focus on sustainable development
  • practice-oriented support
  • partnership
  • an open approach

In 2014, VKC (Flemish Plastics Centre) became a division of Centexbel, by which the expertise and services are expanded to the plastic converting industry.

Source: Z-Industry Fedustria (2): Innovatie - 12/10/17

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December 2017

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Nacre also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it also makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent. Nacre is composed of hexagonal platelets of aragonite (a form of calcium carbonate) 10–20 µm wide and 0.5 µm thick arranged in a continuous parallel lamina.These layers are separated by sheets of organic matrix composed of elastic biopolymers (such as chitin, lustrin and silk-like proteins).

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