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Testing

In each and every step of the textile value chain - from extrusion/spinning over weaving and finishing to distribution - one has to know the exact composition and possible flaws of your product before the client is faced with them.

Testing (and certification) of textiles - from raw material to finished product - in an independent and accredited textile laboratory not only results into an important competitive advantage but is also proof of your respect of your ultimate users' well-being.

belac_056-prod_test_0.pngThe accredited CENTEXBEL (BELAC ISO 17025) laboratories carry out a vast testing programme on textile and plastics.

  • professional advice
  • thorough knowlegde and follow-up of international standardization
  • almost complete testing offer including several tests that are unique in Europe
  • continuouis updating and expansion of testing equipment, testing methods and semi-industrial pilot platforms
  • accredited tests involving an yearly severe audit of all our laboratories
  • conditions in conformity with the market

Practical documents

Accreditations

FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue notified body 0493 EC-type examniation of PPE
FPS Defense, De Lijn (bus/tram) and NMBS (railway) independent laboratory analyses on textile materials
FPS Economy laboratory and notified body 0493 European Construction Products Directive 89/106/EEC CE-marking of floor coverings
FPS Economy laboratory CE-directive 97/808/EEC: burning behaviour according to EN 14342 on hard floor finishes
UNHCR - United Nations High Commission for Refugees laboratory tests on blankets and plastic tarps
Consumer Product Safety Commission USA laboratory lead paint, fire tests on wall-to-wall carpeting and carpets
Oeko-Tex® laboratory ecolabel Oeko-Tex® standard 100
Oeko-Tex® certification organism STeP - Sustainable Textile Production
GuT laboratory ecolabel GuT for carpets manufactured by Belgian and Dutch producers
International Wool Secretariat, BISFA laboratory testing
ECRA laboratory tests on floor coverings
CE ecolabel laboratory tests in framework of CE ecolabel
Europur laboratory tests on PU foam in framework of Certipur certification