Op 27 juni 2018 schrijft de Standaard onder de headline “De Peuk, De Grootste Plasticplaag op het Strand”: “Jaar na jaar is de sigarettenpeuk wereldwijd de nummer één van de meest gevonden voorwerpen op een strand. En dat is vervelend want de filter van een sigaret bevat plasticdeeltjes en er is nog weinig geweten over de impact van de giftige stoffen in sigaretten. Desondanks is roken op Vlaamse stranden niet verboden.” Een verbod is één mogelijke maatregel om vervuiling in te dijken, maar Centexbel-VKC denkt nét iets verder en diende daarom een projectvoorstel in bij “Vlaanderen Circulair”
Arnaud Joset
Arnaud Joset replaces Philippe Lemaire as the man behind the Patent-Cell in our division in Grâce-Hollogne.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 — Plastic Recyclers Europe and CENTEXBEL-VKC collaborated on the elaboration characterisation of recycled PE-LD pellets, which provides a framework for the quality assessment of the pellets. It aims at enhancing demand for recycled plastics by providing standardized methods to evaluate quality based on EU standards.
Stijn Steuperaert presents Centexbel's expertise in the detection and characterisation of hazardous substances at the International Nonwovens Symposium 2018 - 23 - 24 May 2018 , Rome - Italy
CPSC - U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission logo
Centexbel's accreditation by the US CPSC has been renewed and will be valid until 2020. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is an independent agency of the United States government. The CPSC seeks to promote the safety of consumer products by addressing “unreasonable risks” of injury (through coordinating recalls, evaluating products that are the subject of consumer complaints or industry reports, etc.); developing uniform safety standards (some mandatory, some through a voluntary standards process); and conducting research into product-related illness and
As of 1 April 2018, all textiles made of organic cotton or with organic cotton parts are tested for genetically modified organisms (GMO) within the scope of product certification as per STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®.
After the usual transition period of three months, the new regulations for all OEKO-TEX® services, published at the beginning of this year became in effect on April 1st, 2018.
Funny video illustrating relationship between intellectual property and creativity.
What are the consequences of BREXIT on CE-labelled products?
Myriam Vanneste demonstrates several Centexbel developments and advocates the importance of international collaboration in R&D research projects. The three minute interview with Myriam starts at 05:37.