Info: Preliminary program: International Conference on Cellulose Fibres 2022
International Conference on Cellulose Fibres 2022
2-3 February 2022, Cologne, Germany and online
Cellulose fibers are a true material miracle as they offer a steadily expanding, broad range of applications. Meanwhile markets are driven by technological developments and policy frameworks, especially bans and restrictions on plastics, as well as an increasing number of sustainability requirements. The shown presentations will provide valuable information on the various use-opportunities for cellulosic fibers through a policy overview, a special session on sustainability, recycling and alternative feedstocks, as well as the latest developments in pulp, cellulosic fibers and yarns. In addition, examples of non-wowens, packaging and composites will offer a look beyond the horizon of conventional application fields.
2 February 2022
Strategies and Market Trends
09:40 Andreas Engelhardt, The Fiber Year (CH): T.b.a
10:00 Ali Harlin, VTT Technical Research Center of Finnland (FI): Time to Demonstrate Future Proof Loop
10:20 Lucja Wanicka & Joao Cordeiro, Afry Management Consulting (FI): Becoming Mainstream: Future Opportunities and Challenges for Novel Textile Fibres
10:40 Michael Carus, nova-Institut (DE): What Renewable Carbon Means for the Cellulose Fibre Industry
New Opportunities for Cellulose Fibres in Replacing Plastics
11:45 Lara Dammer, Nicolas Hark, nova-Institut (DE): Opportunities in Policy for Cellulose Fibres
12:05 Paula Martirez, Stora Enso (SE/FI): Papira® – an Eco-revolution in Foam Packaging
12:25 Stefanie Schlager, Lenzing (AT): LENZING™ Fibres for Sustainable Single use Products
12:55 Sascha Schriever, Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (DE): Cellulose Aerogel Non-wovens – Sustainable Insulators of Tomorrow
Sustainability & Circular Economy
14:30 Nicole Rycroft, Canopy (CA): Fashion for Forests: CanopyStyle and the Hot Button Report
14:50 Maija Pohjakallio, Metsä (FI): Cascading Use of Wood – in Time and in Value
15:10 Christian Schuster, Lenzing (AT): Climate-neutral Wood-based Cellulose Fibres: The Pathway of the Lenzing Group
15:30 Mukul K Agrawal, Birla Cellulose (IN): Eco-enhanced Sustainable MMCF for Fashion Industry
15:50 Nuno Azoia, CeNTItvc - Centro de Nanotecnologia e Materiais Técnicos, Funcionais e Inteligentes (PT): Fiber4Fiber – A New Partnership Towards an Old, but Improved, Solution
Innovation Award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2022”
17:00 Michael Carus & Asta Partanen, nova-Institut (DE): Introduction for the Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2022
All six nominees will be published soon.
3 February 2022
Recycling and Other Alternative Feedstocks
09:10 Heikki Hassi, SciTech-Service (FI): Textile Recycling and MMCFs; Systemic Challenges, Market Opportunities and Advancing Technologies
09:30 Valerie Langer, Canopy (CA): The Perfect Storm – A Five Year Feedstock Shift Forecast
09:50 Helena Claesson, Södra (SE): Two is better than one – Lenzing and Södra together Face the Challenge of Recycling of Textiles
10:10 T.b.a., Kelheim Fibres (DE): Sustainable Cellulosic Fibres from Recycled Raw Materials – A Solution for Europe
10:30 Frank Meister, Thüringisches Institut für Textil- und Kunststoff-Forschung (DE): Lyohemp Fibres Made of Dissolving Pulp Based on Hemp Shives
10:50 Miguel Sanchis-Sebastiá, ShareTex (SE): Expanding Textile Recycling Beyond Cotton: Innovations to Recycle Regenerated Cellulose Fibers
New Technologies for Pulps, Fibres and Yarn
11:45 Antje Ota, German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF)(DE): The Versatility of the HighPerCell® technology for Cellulose Filament Production
12:05 Carlo Centonze, HEIQ (CH): HeiQ AeoniQ – Cellulose Yarn Focussed on Climate and Circularity
12:25 Manuel Steiner, LIST Technology (CH): Cellulose Dissolving Technology Platform
12:45 Dominik Mayer, Kelheim Fibres (DE): Functionalized Viscose Fibres for Wellbeing Textiles: How Infrared Celliant® Viscose supports a healthy and sustainable lifestyle
14:25 Michael Sturm, TITK (DE): Method for the evaluation of the dissolution power and dissolution quality of cellulosic raw materials dissolved in new Ionic Liquids
14:45 Kaoutar Aghmih, Hassan II University (MA): Rheology and Dissolution of Cellulose in Ionic Liquid Solutions
15:05 Filipe Natalio, Weizmann Institute of Science (ISR): Material Farming and Biological Fabrication of Cellulose Fibers with Tailored Properties
15:25 Taina Kamppuri, VTT Technical Research Center of Finnland (FI): Chemically Modified Kraft Pulps to Improve the Sustainability of Regenerated Fibres
New Technologies and Applications in Non-wowens and Composites
16:00 Thomas Weigert, Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers (DE): Cellulose Fibers – Two new Approaches to Sustainable Nonwovens
16:20 Nina Graupner, HSB - City University of Applied Sciences (DE): Composites made from Regenerated Cellulose Fibres – from Durable Applications to Rapidly Degradable Materials
More information about the innovation award can be found at https://cellulose-fibres.eu/award-application
All six nominees will be published soon.
About the conference
Cellulosic fibres are the fastest growing fibre group in the textile industry and also the largest investment sector in the global bioeconomy. The challenge now is to achieve a balance between the ongoing capacity expansion and the growing demand, to avoid overcapacity while still meeting rising demand from the major brands. These high growth rates are driven by the increased demand for alternatives for fossil-based fibres and bottlenecks in cotton production, the microplastic issues, and bans on plastics in disposable applications. All three factors will continue to play an important role in the development of the sector in the future.
Call for Posters
Would you like to increase your visibility in public? You are very welcome as a sponsor of the conference!
The nova-Institute would like to thank Birla Cellulose (India), Kelheim Fibres (Germany) and Lenzing (Austria) for supporting the conference as Gold Sponsors as well as Levaco Chemicals (Germany) as Silver Sponsor.
We are looking forward to meeting you in person!
Your nova Conference Team