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In Europe, surgical masks have to comply with the requirements of EN 14683: Medical face masks - Requirements - and test methods and bear a CE-mark.

The classification of surgical masks in 3 classes is based on the results of the following tests:

  • bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE)
  • breathabilit
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New developments in medical textiles include their functionalisation with active (healing) components, the use of bioactive textiles, and tissue engineering as an alternative to human donor organs...
The treatment of hospital linen with antimicrobial products is an important issue in view of the

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Nonwovens include all textile fibre materials that are not produced by conventional textile techniques such as weaving, knitting, tufting, or braiding. Although the production of textile fibres and fibre webs or sheets usually takes place in two separate steps, they may be integrated into one single

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CE marking of protective clothing

Personal protective equipment (PPE) are products that the user can wear or hold, in order to be protected against hazards either at home, at work or whilst engaging in leisure activities. Statistics on fatal and major work accidents underline the importance of

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Protective gloves belong to the group of personal protective equipment or PPE. Personal protective equipment (PPE) are products that the user can wear or hold, in order to be protected against hazards either at home, at work or whilst engaging in leisure activities. Statistics on fatal and major

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QA-CER assures the quality system related to the recycling process and use of recycled materials. Both the recycled content and the quality of the end product are addressed in order to support the principle of sustainability.

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Centexbel offers a testing set to analyse your products on the presence of substances of very high concern, as defined by REACH legislation. The Centexbel analyses allow manufacturers, textile finishers, importers, retailers and brands to meet the REACH SVHC obligations.

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From prototype to ready-to-market smart products

Smart textiles interact with their environment; they change colour, light up, give warning sounds, regulate the body temperature, measure health and other parameters and communicate with databases. They can generate and store energy, or protect

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Because ensuring optimal thermo-physiological comfort is a complex issue in clothing design, Centexbel offers a whole series of tests to assess this important aspect in the development of workwear, sportswear, corporate wear, medical wear, protective and military clothing.

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Toy Safety in the EU

Toys contribute to child development and play is an essential part of growing up. However, toys have to be safe for children to play with. Ensuring that toys marketed in the EU do not put children at risk is a priority. EU legislation aims to ensure that toys meet safety