Programme de coopération transfrontalière

avec le soutien du Fonds Européen de Développement Régional


Type d'événements: 
Jeudi, 14 mars, 2019

Duratex is an Interreg V France-Wallonie-Flanders project looking for ecofriendly water and oil repellent textiles. The European Life project Flarex assesses alternative environmental friendly flame retardants to be used in interior textile.

Both projects organise a workshop focusing on the legislation and industrial use of alternative FR and repellent agents in textiles. The workshop includes an interactive session (World Café) to discuss the challenges and opportunities of using FR and repellents complying to REACH.

VENUE: Centexbel-VKC, Etienne Sabbelaan 49, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium


10h30 Registration + coffee

11h00 Welcome and round table

11h10 Substitution of hazardous chemicals: concepts, early warnings and available support - authorities (tbc)

11h30 Lessons learned from the PFOA restriction in textiles - Dunja Drmač, Euratex

11h50 The scope and results of Life-Flarex - Ine De Vilder, Centexbel

12h20 Lunch + networking

13h15 The Duratex project and state of the art of repellents in textiles - David De Smet, Centexbel

13h45 Fluorfree superhydrophobic and ecofriendly superoleophobic textiles - Alain Jonas, UCLouvain

14h10 Coffee break + networking

14h30 World café session

16h30 Closing drink

Participation is free of charge, but registration is necessary:


Avec le soutien du Fonds européen de développement régional

Etienne Sabbelaan 49
8500 Kortrijk