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Centexbel, Textile Competence Centre

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September 2017

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The LIBRE project will utilise lignin-rich side stream feedstock from the pulp and paper industry, blended with a biopolymer precursor fibre, to create a more resource-efficient and sustainable carbon fibre production process. The ultimate aim of the LIBRE project is to create carbon fibre materials with a superior structure that will open up potential new markets.

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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.

Events 2017

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Centexbel-VKC organise the third European Conference on Fire-safe Textiles and Plastics on October 12 & 13, 2017 in collaboration with Fedustria.
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