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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 selection and growth of bioprotecting bacteria which compete against pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms. To accomplish this task, CELABOR relies on its experience in packaging optimization
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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 applications, like by instance the disposable clothes and accessories used in the operating rooms. Those materials often tear progressively, and it is not always possible
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Dpod : a project about decontamination of run-off waters
 13 Nov 2013

The DPOD 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 of flooding, less efficient groundwater recharge, etc.

In this context, road permeable structures have been developed to allow the infiltration of rainwater into the ... 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 threaten the stability and the efficiency of the anti-microbial agent. But on the other hand, this process does not meet the vast majority of industrial ... 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:
  • Collect of information and samples (inks and substrates) with their specifications
  • Printed trials in laboratory and in factory
  • Study of interactions which ... Read more

CELABOR at the EMPACK Brussels 2013
 09 Sept 2013

Like every year, CELABOR will participate in the EMPACK Brussels fair in 2013. Empack is the biggest packaging fair in Belgium.
Come visit us on our stand 6.103 on October 2ndand 3rd! You can order a free pass here.
The Empack fair showcases all the trends and new packaging solutions. This year, the emphasis is put on two themes:
  • Innovation: all the new products, services and applications with an added value for the packaging process.
  • Ecopack: an overview of sustainable packaging solutions.
This is also the occasion to assist to the seminars; these are related to relevant topics such as print packaging, food contact materials and sustainable ... Read more

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