Dichlorobenzene in flexible PU foams

A recent production run of TDI* has been polluted by dichlorobenzene. As a result, some end products may also be contaminated by dichlorobenzene, a chemical element that is also listed by Oeko-Tex®.

This contamination of the TDI may therefore result in the emission of dichlorobenzene concentrations surpassing the limit values prescribed by Oeko-Tex®, Ikea, and specific organisations.


Centexbel at Tech Lane Ghent Science Park-Campus A

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Since last week new totems labelling the names of the buildings located at Tech Lane Ghent Science Park (= Technologiepark) will indicate the way to Centexbel.


Research creates beauty!

We'd like to show you some wonderful pictures, made in the framework of the project "Green Constructions", in which we and our partners are looking for alternative textile systems to guide the climbing of plants on vertical walls.





Flam3D - Flanders home to 3D


Flam3D is een onafhankelijk platform voor alle belanghebbenden die actief zijn in 3D-printing en Additive Manufacturing in Vlaanderen. Flam3D verenigt, vertegewoordigt en ondersteunt bedrijven, onderzoeksinstellingen, overheden en geïnteresseerden.

Het nieuwe project Family of the Future wordt voorgesteld tijdens de prototyping beurs op 8 november 2017 in XPO Kortrijk.

Déposez votre marque sous forme de son

mp3_icon.pngLes critères d'enregistrement d’une Marque UE n'incluent plus l'exigence de « représentation graphique », permettant de déposer une marque pour protéger un signe sous toute forme appropriée; en d'autres termes, en utilisant la technologie généralement disponible (par opposition à l'exigence actuelle selon laquelle le signe doit représenter graphiquement).

Prix de l'inventeur européen 2018


Chaque année, ce prix prestigieux récompense des inventeurs exceptionnels du monde entier, issus de tous les milieux et domaines techniques.

ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® recognized by ZDHC

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) recognizes ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification as third-party indicator of conformance with its MRSL requirements.

BIOCOLOURS 2018 Call for abstracts

The biobased economy offers countless ways of preserving the climate and environment for future generations using sustainable, knowledge-based economies. A vast number of scientists, industries and entrepreneurs are working on sustainable biobased strategies, methods and products in different areas. One of these areas is natural biobased colourants.

Centexbel ondertekent Green Deal

Vlaanderen wil tegen 2050 een circulaire economie hebben, waarin grondstofkringlopen gesloten worden. Daarvoor hebben we andere producten, diensten en verdienmodellen nodig. Circulair aankopen is een belangrijke hefboom voor die verandering. Met hun aankoopbeleid kunnen overheden, bedrijven en andere organisaties immers circulaire producten en diensten een boost geven.

Op 8 juni 2017 ondertekende Stijn Devaere in naam van Centexbel de "Green Deal".

Le système de brevets d'un pays à l'autre

The Index of Patent Systems Strength is an annual composite index that rates the effectiveness and efficiency of the patent systems of 49 countries. The updated index is developed by Dr Nikolaos Papageorgiadis and Dr Konstantinos Alexiou based on the methodology by Papageorgiadis, Cross & Alexiou (2014) published at the Journal of World Business.

The interactive tool allows you to compare how each country ranked between 1998 and 2015 and create and export visualisations to use in reports or presentations.