As a collective research centre, Centexbel aims to reinforce the market positioning of textile companies by promoting and supporting innovation. Therefore, Centexbel aims to be the most important centre of expertise on textiles in Belgium as well as being a leading centre across Europe, with five activities that reinforce each other. Activities include Applied Research & Development, Dissemination of Knowledge, Standardisation, Testing and Certification.
Has a PhD in polymer chemistry at the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven) – Belgium. She started as research scientist at Centexbel in the domain of yarn engineering working on subjects like heatsetting, spin-finish, texturing, yarn uniformity, hydrophilic/hydrophobic yarn/tapes. She is now Manager R&D Division “Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification” regarding coating & finishing of textiles with focus on (sustainable) functionalization, use of durable processes and new applications
INE DE VILDER
After studies as industrial engineer, option chemistry, Ine De Vilder obtained her PhD in chemistry at Ghent University in Belgium. After working as assistant at Ghent University, she joined Centexbel in 2011 as Research Scientist. Her areas of specialisation are innovative materials and processes for textile coating and finishes, mainly focussed on hotmelt applications and flame retardance.