Save the date for the International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2 – 3 February 2022

International Conference on Cellulose Fibres

Hybrid event, 2 – 3 February 2022

Third International Conference on Cellulose Fibres 2022, the fastest growing fibre group in textiles, the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy and the solution for avoiding microplastics

After the very welcomed conference launch in 2020, the online version of the '2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres 2021' was again a great success with 190 participants and 19 presentations. The innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021” was given for the first time and was one of the highlights of the conference.

Building on this success, the International Conference on Cellulose Fibres 2022 will again cover the entire value chain from the lignocellulosic feedstock, dissolving pulp, cellulose fibres – such as rayon, viscose, modal or lyocell and new developments, to a wide range of applications, woven textiles (clothing) and non-wovens (wipes and technical applications). All these sectors have significantly gained in dynamics over the last few years.

Cellulose fibres are a success story within the textiles market with a cumulated annual growth rate (CAGR) between 5 and 10 % over the last ten years – similar growth rates are expected in the next decade. This makes cellulose fibres the fastest growing fibre group in the textile industry and also the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy worldwide. The challenge now is to achieve a balance between the ongoing capacity expansion and the growing demand – to avoid over capacities, but also to cover the growing demand of the big brands.
The high growth rates are driven by the demand for natural fibres (and bottlenecks in cotton), the microplastic problem and possible bans for plastic fibres. All three drivers will continue to play a significant role in the future development of the sector.

Focus of the conference

  • What are the recent technology and market trends?
  • What are the future market dynamics? Who is active and interested in the cellulose fibre sector?
  • What are the main challenges to develop new value chains and the growing market demand?
  • Which ecosystems and partnerships are required to drive innovation according to emerging market needs?
  • How will the political environment develop in the future? What about plastic bans, microplastic avoidance, renewable vs. fossil feedstocks, and sustainability?
  • How can the sustainability of cellulose fibre production be further improved?
  • Which alternative feedstocks are suitable and available?

Call for Innovation

For the second time, the innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year” will be granted to the innovative cellulose fibre industry for developing new technologies and applications. All producers and inventors along the entire value chain from feedstock to the final product are invited to join the competition.

The innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2022” will be granted to the best innovation in the cellulose fibre industry in technologies and applications. Click here to learn more about the call for innovation! Deadline for submission: 30 November 2021

Call for Abstracts and Posters

Abstract submission is open now. You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies, developments or market trends. Submit your abstract here as soon as possible. Deadline for submission: 31 October 2021

Want to present a poster? Submit your poster here. Deadline for submission: 31 December 2021

Sponsoring Opportunities

Would you like to increase your visibility in public? You are very welcome as a sponsor of the conference! All sponsoring opportunities will be published soon.

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