UEFA ceremony carpet printed in Flanders


FloorPromotion by S-Print NV, a Flemish SME located in Deinze, has printed the blue UEFA ceremony carpet with the UEFA Euro 2016 logo, that is used in the players' tunnel and during the national anthems.

Centexbel CE-certified the carpet, that also complied with the most stringent requirements of the OEKO-TEX® standard 100- class 1.

Dirt-repellent aprons in Danish award winning restaurant

Relae, the two-time winner of the Sustainable Restaurant Award, is certainly aware of the meaning of Life Cycle Analysis, if we look at the approach of the co-owners Kim Rossen and chef Christan Puglisi regarding dirt repellent aprons!

Hightech textiles enhance sustainability

CORE krijgt goede score van Agentschap Ondernemen

CORE, het project dat FEBEM samen met FEDERPLAST en CENTEXBEL opgestart heeft om kunststofrecyclage in Vlaanderen te bevorderen, kreeg een goede score van Agentschap Ondernemen. Een stimulans om door te gaan en de blik te verruimen.

Standardisation, biobased and recycled polymers

Textile polyolefins are implemented in a variety of products, some of which are not associated with textile products, such as composites and 3D printing, also referred to as additive manufacturing. In both cases the textile polyolefins no longer are present in their original state in the final product, but are suitable base materials due to their composition and ease of handling.

Oeko-Tex event: an impression

Yesterday, Stijn Devaere, Director Services at Centexbel, welcomed the guests to the special event highlighting textile sustainability and certification programs offered by OEKO-TEX®.

European Inventor Award 2016

The 15 laureates of the ‘European Inventor Award 2016’ are known. 15 indredible inventions that have changed or will change our lives. Have a look at them at the EPO website and vote for your favorite!

Our personal favorite is the Rolling fluid turbine of Miroslav Sedláček that generates enough electricity from the vortex created by the water running to the drain of a bathtub to provide several households with electricity.

Essencia Innovation Award 2016

Do you have an innovation with a touch of chemistry that has been recently disclosed? So why not participate in this year's edition of the Essencia Innovation Award?

Blue Guide on the implementation of EU product rules

The update of the Guide to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and the Global Approach (the "Blue Guide") is now available.

The new ‘Blue Guide’ builds on the on the content of the Guide to the implementation of directives based on the New Approach and the Global Approach (the "Blue Guide") published back in 2000, but reflects the modernisation brought to the legal framework in the past decade.

Oeko-tex Test criteria

OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 test criteria – New regulations for 2016 came definitely into force on 1 April

After the expiry of the usual three-month transition period, the test criteria and limit values for OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 that were published at the start of the year came definitely into force on 1 April 2016.

Trade Secrets


New EU rules to help firms win legal redress against theft or misuse of their trade secrets were voted by Parliament on Thursday. MEPs ensured that freedom of expression and information will be protected and that the rules will not restrict the work of journalists.