Chemical tests

Centexbel assesses the textile-chemical and health parameters of textile products

The elaborated textile-related knowledge of Centexbel allows us to assist the textile industry in a most effective way to identify and solve any problem, to interprete test results, to obtain labels and to comply with legal requirements.

Key activities of the chemical laboratory :

Chemical lab Centexbel : Triple Quad Mass-spectrometer (Thermo Instruments) | Mass spectrometry (MS) is an analytical technique that measures the mass-to-charge ratio of charged particles. It is used for determining masses of particles, for determining the elemental composition of a sample or molecule, and for elucidating the chemical structures of molecules, such as peptides and other chemical compounds.

  • Inspection of textile-chemical parameters: flaw analysis, fibre identification and label composition, fastnesses...
  • Protective clothing: permeation, gutter test, thermal stability, determination of chrome (VI) and formaldehyde…
  • Instrumental analysis of functional additives and health parameters
    • analyses both on gas (GC) and liquid chromatography (HPLC) mostly linked with a mass spectrometer (MS)
    • other techniques include metal and element analyses on e.g. ICP and XRF
  • Product emission
    • emission in living rooms for labels like GuT, Oeko-Tex®...
    • tests in the framework of product development and problem solving (thermal extraction, headspace, fogging, odour...)