Centexbel, Textile Competence Centre

Centexbel was founded in 1950 at the initiative of Fedustria to reinforce the competitive position of the Belgian textile companies.

To fulfil this mission, Centexbel offers an extensive range of activities to the textile industry, including Research & Development, testing, certification, consultancy, and training.

Centexbel guarantees:

  • independent and objective advice
  • the expertise of 160 highly educated collaborators
  • transsectorial and international networking
  • focus on sustainable development
  • practice-oriented support
  • partnership
  • an open approach

In 2014, VKC (Flemish Plastics Centre) became a division of Centexbel, by which the expertise and services are expanded to the plastic converting industry.

Events 2016

Centexbel and VKC-Centexbel offer you a vast programme of seminars, training sessions, workshops and conferences. Please check the website agenda and register to all events you don't want to miss.

The detailed programme will be published one month prior to the event.


Centexbel and Fedustria organise the second European congress on Textile Innovations for Healtchare
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Unitex, Centexbel and Fedustria organise the sixth World Carpet Congress
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Image of the month

August 2016

After exposing some textile samples to biofouling on the roof of the Centexbel building in Gent-Zwijnaarde, we discovered some beautiful, but unknown organisms. Thanks to the expertise of Lander Blommaert (PhD student) and Prof. Dr. Dominique Adriaens - Ghent University - Evolutionary Morphology of Vertebrates & Zoology, we may now assure you that it is a picture of "Epipyxis condensata".

This test was carried out in the framework of the Affitex project

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