With the new sIRoPAD, Centexbel-VKC is now able to perform Near Infrared measurements to assess the composition of plastic samples directly from production or recycling. This apparatus is suited for all non-black plastic flakes, granules or pellets up to ca. 100 grams per sample. The maximum measuring time is less than 15 minutes!
smart PPE
Development of an integrated, reusable and ventilated protective suit for healtchare workers during lethal epidemic outbreaks.
OVAM circular professional textiles
OVAM gave Centexbel, the Belgian textile research center, the assignment to map the 'hidden' flows of professional textiles. Based on the results of this research, a guideline was developed. This guideline wants to inspire and encourage producers, suppliers and users of professional textile to give the circular idea a boost!
Amazon smart mirror
Amazon has obtained a US patent on a mirror allowing customers to virtually fit garments before ordering them online. The patent is an extention of the previously patented Echo Look camera.
Bio4SELF newsletter Volume 3 is now available including articles by Lien Van der Schueren, Guy Buyle (Centexbel) and other scientists from colleague research centres on:
Centexbel is the first Belgian Notified Body (# 0493) to be recognized to apply the new EU Regulation 2016/425/EEC that harmonizes the legislation of the EU member states with respect to Personal Protective Equipment.