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.

Events 2017

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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Image of the month

June 2017

Monofilament made from a 50% lignin – 50% PLA blend, composed of smaller fibres. Subsequently, it will be processed into a carbon fibre by means of a high temperature heat treatment. The aim of the EU Horizon 2020 LIBRE project is to use lignin rich side streams to develop resource-efficient and sustainable carbon fibers.

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