Tax deduction for innovation

2017 announces itself as a fine year to introduce a patent application according to the recent messages on the changes in fiscal deductions for innovation targeted on patent products. The law that will be retroactively applicable on July 1, 2016 has now been presented to the council of state.

HARTig en Zoet tijdens de warmste week

radio.pngTijdens de week voor Kerstmis van 18 tot en met 24 december organiseert Studio Brussel de elfde editie van de geldinzamelactie Music For Life. Net als de voorbije drie edities bepalen de deelnemers zelf welk goed doel ze ondersteunen. Enkele Centexbel collega's stelden voor om elke dag van deze week twee soorten soep te maken en tal van lekkere dessertjes.

Free is getting better!

Patents are an interesting source of knowledge, although it remains quite difficult to collect information from patents. Several databases and search engines provide patent literature, and some of them provide it for free. The two best known free search engines have announced some changes at the annual Patent Information Conference. Free is even getting better!

Vlaams innovatiebeleid kiest voor chemie en kunststoffen

De Vlaamse overheid heeft beslist om de chemische industrie en kunststoffen aan te duiden als een speerpunt-cluster in zijn vernieuwd innovatiebeleid. De nieuwe speerpunt-cluster moet duurzame innovaties in de chemie en kunststoffen stimuleren door intensieve en sectoroverschrijdende samenwerkingsverbanden op te zetten tussen kleine en grote ondernemingen, kennisinstellingen en overheidsorganisaties.

Belgium gratified London Protocol

As of January 1, 2017 Belgian patent law changes: the European Patent granted in English, French or German will have the same effect as a Belgian patent without any further translation requirements.

Openbedrijvendag in beelden

MOTEX wins Health&Care innovation award 2016

motex.pngOn 30 September 2016, during the Health&Care fair in Flanders Expo - Gent, Minister Jo Van Deurzen has handed the award from the professional jury in the category INNOVATION to the MOTEX research project in which Centexbel participates.


Online Kompas - tool to start your e-commerce

The tool that we have developed, called the online compass, has been presented during the closing event on September 22, 2016 and can now be downloaded :

Oeko-Tex on PPE and special articles

At the end of June 2016, the OEKO-TEX® Association published two supplements to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 to add to its already existing product portfolio – an updated version of the already existing Supplement for “Special Articles”, and a new Supplement for “Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Materials for PPE (as well as for military garments and uniforms comparable with PPE)”.

Biobased PLA yarns with high mechanical properties

The production volume of biobased polymers increases year after year. In the product group of biobased polymers, polylactic acid or PLA offers the best application perspectives to the textile industry in the medium term. Its increasing implementation goes hand in hand with both adapted polymer formulations for specific applications and adjusted processing conditions.