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Preliminary program – Cellulose Fibres Conference 2024, 13-14 March, Cologne (hybrid event)

First peeks into the program of the upcoming Cellulose Fibres Conference 2024 available – Cellulose Fibres Response to the Growing Demand for Eco-fibres as a substitute for plastics in various applications.

13-14 March 2024 – hybrid event (on site and online), Cologne (Germany)

The unique conference focused on cellulose fibres – in textiles, hygiene products and packaging

Traditional and New Markets for Cellulose Fibres
  • Andreas Engelhardt, The Fibre Year (CH): Latest Market Trends in the Textile Industry
  • Lucja Wanicka, AFRY Management Consulting (FI): Man-made Cellulosic Fibre Value Chains in Transition
  • Sascha Schriever, Institut für Textiltechnik RWTH Aachen (DE): Cellulose Fibers – a Versatile raw Material for Textile and Paper Industry
Cellulose Fibres at the Forefront of the Race to Replace Single-Use Plastic Products
  • Jo-Ann Innerlohinger, Lenzing (AG): Microfibres, Biodegradation and Learnings from SUPD
  • Julien Bley, Innofibre (CA): Cellulosic Foam for Packaging and Insulation Products
Circular Economy & Recyclability of Fibres
  • Elina Pesonen, Andritz (FI): New Opportunities in the Circular Textile Ecosystem
  • Edvin Bågenholm-Ruuth, Lund University (SE): A Solution to Textile Waste: Using an Inorganic Molten Salt Hydrate as a Cellulose Solvent for Textile Recycling
  • Inge Schlapp-Hackel, Aalto University (FI): Lyocell-type Fibres from Banknotes by Means of Ioncell® Technique
  • Heli Kangas, Valmet Technologies (FI): Towards Scale-up – Challenges and Opportunities for Industry in Cellulosic Textile Fibre Production and Recycling
Cellulose Fibre based Hygiene Products
  • Roland Kunkel, LIST Technology (CH): Processing Technology for BioSAP
  • Thomas Harter, Institute of Bioproducts and Paper Technology – Graz University of Technology (AT): Geometry Matters: Unveiling Tampon Absorption Mechanisms
Alternative Feedstocks and Supply Chains
  • Gerrit Schaper, Papiertechnische Stiftung PTS (DE): Acetosolv-pulp for Specialty Paper Applications
  • Roland Klein Fraunhofer LBF (DE): DuroBast – Durable and Resource-Saving Composite Structural Components, based on Innovatively Pretreated and Processed Bast Fibres
Ionic Liquids and New Technologies for Pulps, Fibres and Yarns
  • Antje Ota, German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) (DE): Natural based Dyes for Cellulose-based Filaments and their production
  • Michael Hummel, Aalto University (FI): Spun dyed Lyocell-type Fibres from Colored Textile Waste
The preliminary program is available under


The nova-Institute would like to thank Andritz (AT), Kemira (FI), List Technology (CH) for supporting the conference as Gold Sponsors, as well as Dienes Apparatebau (DE) and Kelheim Fibres (DE) who support the event as Bronze Sponsors. The innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2024” is sponsored by GIG Karasek (AT).
Would you like to generate awareness? You are very welcome as a sponsor, too. Find all sponsoring options here.

Innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2024”: Call for Innovations!

Call for Posters

Want to present a poster at the conference? You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments. Deadline for submission: 15 February 2024
Submit your poster now!

Exhibition Opportunities

Become an exhibitor of the conference!

Companies that would like to book an exhibition booth (6m2) can do so for the price of 1,400 EUR (excl. 19% VAT). Included in the booth fee is one conference ticket. The conference exhibition is located prominently within the conference hall so interaction with the participants is guaranteed. Further information here.

Conference Registration

You are welcome to register now! Registration fee will be 995 EUR (excl. 19% VAT) for both days and 690 EUR (excl. 19% VAT) for the virtual option.