Info: New Opportunities for Cellulose Fibres in Replacing Plastics: International Conference on Cellulose Fibres 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 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-wovens, packaging and composites will offer a look beyond the horizon of conventional application fields.
The second session of the conference: "New Opportunities for Cellulose Fibres in Replacing Plastics", will focus on questions such as: "What is the impact of the ban on plastics on single-use products?" and "What are the latest regulatory issues and policy opportunities for cellulose fibres?". This section presents new opportunities for replacing fossil-based insulating materials with cellulose-based technologies that can be used for a variety of applications, from aerospace to mobility, as well as in construction.
New Opportunities for Cellulose Fibres in Replacing Plastics
|Opportunities in Policy for Cellulose Fibres
Stora Enso (SE)
|Last years Winner Papira® – an Eco-revolution in Foam Packaging
|LENZING™ Fibres for Sustainable Single use Products
Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (DE)
|Cellulose Aerogel Non-wovens – Sustainable Insulators of Tomorrow
Innovation Award "Cellulose Febris Innovation of the Year 2022"
Cellulose Fibre Solutions are expanding from Hygiene and Textiles as well as Non-wovens up to Alternatives for Carbon Fibres for Light-weight Applications
Great submissions made the nomination for the Innovation Award difficult. All of them present promising sustainable solutions in the field of cellulose fibres value chain. Six of them now get the chance to demonstrate their full potential to a wide audience in Cologne (Germany), and online.
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