|17th Microencapsulation Industrial Convention in Brussels, Belgium - April 23-25, 2014|
03 Mar 2014
10 lectures from leading experts will cover a large scope of the encapsulation field. Selection mixes senior scientists with an understanding of encapsulation processes, with experienced business practitioners of well established practical applications. ... Read more
A broad state-of-the-art showcase presenting R & D services, Equipment & Tools, Material & Chemicals, Established Techniques in the realm of microencapsulation. Meet your future suppliers of equipments, services and production.
|Florpro Project: promoting biopreservation agents in fresh food through packaging|
28 Fév 2014
Since 2013 and with the financial support of the Walloon Region, CELABOR has been participating in the Florpro Project in association with the University of Liège and five food manufacturing companies. The aim of this project is to extend the shelf-life of refrigerated foods thanks to bioprotecting bacteria (see Newsletter from 07/22/2013).
In addition to the research carried out on the biochemical alterations of preserved foods, CELABOR takes part in modified atmosphere packaging optimization. The headspace composition is one of the most important factors in the ... Read more
|The burst testing, a quick, cheap and performing test|
05 Fév 2014
Celabor recently acquired a new burst tester in order to measure the resistance of flat materials like papers, nonwovens and fabrics.
This fully computerised device allows to determine in one single operation the multidirectional tensile strength of the material. This one, submitted to a "swelling" effect under a growing pressure, is able to resist until the moment when it "burts", and the pressure reached at that moment is an important characteristic of this material.
If the fabric-type materials generally burst in a clearly detectable way, it is not the case with the numerous nonwovens used in all kinds of ... Read more
|Dpod : a project about decontamination of run-off waters|
13 Nov 2013
project - Decontamination of run-off waters with permeable road structures – is a project granted by the Walloon Region in the framework of the Collective Research 2012 call.
The four partners are: the CRR
- Belgian Road Research Centre –, the CEWAC
– Walloon research centre of assembly and material control, the CWBI
(ULg) - WalloonCentreof Industrial Biology, and the CELABOR
For several years now, a growing number of areas are being covered with impermeable materials, which increases the risk ... Read more
|A 100% biobased, extruded packaging to preserve foodstuff|
28 Oct 2013
That’s the challenge to overcame in EXTRUMiBi, the newest European research project (CORNET) at CELABOR. The kick-off meeting took place at CELABOR on October 1st with our research partners: Fraunhofer IVV (Germany) and ZUT-CBIMO (Poland).
The objective is to develop new active packaging for foodstuff by extrusion process, composed of biobased polymer and anti-bacterial agent. Solutions are already present on the market, made of a polymer lacquered with an anti-microbial solution. On one hand, this process does not require high process temperatures, and therefore does not ... Read more
|FLEXINAD: flexographic substrates for improved ink adhesion and printability|
03 Oct 2013
The FLEXINAD research project aims to provide recommendations for printers in order to avoid printed defects due to the adhesion problem of the flexographic ink and provide procedures if faults occur.
Most of printed defects are due to strength problems like cohesion and adhesion of ink on substrate and between two inks. In this project, the main causes of printed defects due to the adhesion of the first ink layer on the substrate will be studied.
There are different steps in this project: