Sioen Industries is a diversified stock quoted Group with an extensive portfolio of products and activities: spinning, weaving, and coating of technical textiles, manufacturer of professional protective clothing and producer of fine chemicals.
Research centre in the field of innovative textile technologies, focusing on functionality, finishing, ecology and testing
Avec près de 250 acteurs industriels et académiques impliqués dans des projets communs de génie mécanique, le Pôle MecaTech soulève un dynamisme sans précédent.
The National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS, is a public organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry of Education and Research.
To ensure their growth, businesses develop new products, directly brought about by technological innovations, on an ongoing basis. These innovations are the fruit of long years of research led by the university sphere. Strengthened by its internationally-recognised expertise, the University of Mons has created MateriaNova, a unique-in-Europe research and development centre. Its speciality? The development of innovative materials.
CREPIM is one of the major European Laboratories for development and the approval of materials covered by fire regulations. CREPIM (i) develops, (ii)tests and (iii) certifies the fire performances of materials and assemblies for all concerned areas featuring the mass transportation sectors (railways, aircrafts and boats), in the building, electrical, and textile sectors. This activity is carried out in an Environmentally-Friendly way taking into account the end-of-life product.
In een sterk veranderende Belgische en internationale economische context bestaat de missie van de FOD Economie erin de voorwaarden te scheppen voor een competitieve, duurzame en evenwichtige werking van de goederen- en dienstenmarkt in België. In dat opzicht wil de FOD Economie de goederen- en dienstenmarkt grondig kennen en goed ondersteunen om ze beter te stimuleren.
Catalisti, the cluster for Chemistry and Plastics, will primarily serve companies in Flanders by building partnerships between individual companies as well as with research institutions, sector associations and governments. By being a central and neutral partner, companies can concentrate on their core business and use the cluster to easily stay connected with all appropriate authorities.
Ideally located close to Brussels and the main cities of Western Europe, such as London, Paris, Berlin and Rotterdam, Wallonia (a French-speaking region in the south of Belgium) lies at the heart of Europe. With sophisticated air, rail and waterway transport facilities, Wallonia is directly linked with all the European decision makers and power centres.


The TFI was founded in 1964 and has been a competent partner for research, testing and certification in the field of floor and wall systems as well as in the area of other products for interior design since then.