REACH quick test package

Centexbel offers a set of tests to detect the presence of Substances of Very High Concern [SVHC], as defined by REACH legislation. This quick analysis enables manufacturers, textile finishers, importers, retailers and brands to meet the REACH SVHC obligations.

Flow cytometry

Flow cytometer
Flow cytometry is a laser- or impedance-based, biophysical technology employed in cell counting, cell sorting, biomarker detection and protein engineering, by suspending cells in a stream of fluid and passing them by an electronic detection apparatus. It allows simultaneous multiparametric analysis of the physical and chemical characteristics of up to thousands of particles per second.

Textile characterisation

Lab equipment and knowhow

Indoor air quality

Olivier & Karel
Centexbel runs VOC and formaldehyde measurements on home decoration materials according to : EN ISO 16000-2, 9 ISO 16000-6 EN ISO 16017-1

Emergency Relief Items

Emergency relief items used by humanitarian organisations in catastrophe-stricken areas (war, hunger, natural disasters, such as draught, floods, earthquakes, landslides ...) should meet the strictest requirements to save lives.

Comfort assessment

The comfort of textiles and garments is the result of both psychological aspects (design, fit, quality, aesthetics) and physiological aspects, including thermophysiological and sensorial (softness, suppleness) comfort. Thermophysiological comfort is the result of the heat and moisture transfer through the textile that will regulate the body’s temperature, and is an important feature in clothing and especially in sportswear and professional (protective) clothing.

Chemical safety of textiles and plastics

The globalisation of the textile and plastic converting industry makes it increasingly difficult and complex to control the production flow and to exactly know the products (chemicals) that have been used. Morevover, consumers and their organisations want to be informed about the composition of the products they buy and demand that they do not contain harmful substances.

GPC

Gel permeation chromatography is a size based (molecular length) separation technique.

Burning behaviour of PPE

Assessments of the resistance of PPE to heat, fire, splashes of molten metal