Processing of personal data

Information collected

On some parts of the website, you may be asked to provide some limited personal information in order to enable the provision of certain services (e.g. contact, registration to event…). Duratex may store this information manually or electronically. Information provided will be kept for as long as is necessary to fulfil that purpose.

We may also collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our webmasters. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns which does not identify any individual and allows us to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

How the information collected is used

Personal information provided to Duratex by you will only be used for the purposes stated when the information is requested. Personal information will not be sold to third parties, or provided to direct marketing companies or other such organisations without your permission. Personal information collected and/or processed by Duratex is held in accordance with the provisions of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - a EU-wide regulation that controls how companies and other organizations handle personal data.

Demographical and statistical information about user behaviour may be collected and used to analyse the popularity and effectiveness Duratex website. Any disclosure of this information will be in aggregate form and will not identify individual users.

How we store information collected

Information which you provide to us will ordinarily be stored on our secure servers. However, we do work with third party contractors, some of whom host and operate certain features of the website. Accordingly, information that we collect from you may be collected in or transferred to a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). That information may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our contractors. By submitting personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share such information in order to comply with any legal obligation or to protect the rights, property or safety of Duratex, its members or others.

Access to information

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you the right to access information held about you.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email.


Any queries or concerns about privacy on this website should be sent by email or addressed to the GDPR officer, Centexbel, Technologiepark 70 - 9052 Zwijnaarde - Belgium

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Water droplet bounces off treated PES fabric . Coating is done by dipping in the appropriate solution for a few minutes and curing several minutes above 100°C.… read more

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The first newsletter of Duratex is now online!

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The second news letter of Duratex is now online!

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The third news letter of Duratex is now online!

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Recently UCL, Certech and Centexbel published a manuscript about fluor free superhydrophobic fabrics. The manuscript can be downloaded on the website of ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces… read more

Recently Ensait and Centexbel published a manuscript about antibacterial polyester fabrics via diffusion process using active biobased agents. The manuscript can be downloaded on the website of Industrials Crops and Products: … read more

The new newsletter of Duratex is now online!

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Recently UCLouvain and Centexbel published a manuscript about "How roughness controls the water repellency of woven fabrics". The manuscript can be downloaded on the website of Materials & Design (… read more

The next Duratex news letter is now online!

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The 6th news letter, discussing a biobased antimicrobial coating, is now online.


Recently UCL and Centexbel published a manuscript about C6 and C8 fluorocarbon free omniphobic fabrics. The manuscript can be downloaded on the website of ACS Omega:… read more

Ensait is doing research in processing polymers into textiles. They are a partner in the Duratex project.… read more

Recently an article about the Duratex project was published in the Unitex journal. Please find enclosed the publication.

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The final flyer about the developments in bio-based antimicrobials is published online… read more

De finale folder met de ontwikkelingen in biogebaseerde antimicrobiële producten is online… read more

The flyer with the final developments in the field of ecological repellency is online… read more

Ecofriendly antimicrobial textiles using bio-based metal-free additives from animal, vegetal of marine origins