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Traditional and New Markets for Cellulose Fibres

Cellulose Fibres Conference 2024

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

The conference will showcase the most successful solutions based on cellulose fibres that are currently available on the market.

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Today's Focus: Traditional and New Markets for Cellulose Fibres

The man-made cellulosic fibre (MMCF) industry has undergone a rapid transformation in response to the growing demand for more sustainable textile fibres. Over the past decade, the industry has witnessed the entry of several new players, and the current dominant players are defending their position by expanding their capacity and vertically integrating into the largest manufacturing cost of their fibres: dissolving pulp. At the same time, innovations using alternative raw materials, in particular textile waste and agricultural residues, are gaining ground, answering the call for a more circular textile economy. These and other dynamics of the cellulosic fibres market will be the subject of the first session.

The main findings of the Finnish cellulosic fibre case study presented in the first session of the conference are the role of the Finnish forest clusters in developing an innovative environment for cellulosic fibres based on the first Finnish bio-economy strategy and the lessons learned. All findings, which are transferable to other circumstances and regions, will provide a vision for the possible development of the cellulosic fibre story.

nova-Institute is proud to present the speakers of the session

Andreas Engelhardt

The Fiber Year (CH)

Latest Market Trends in the Textile Industry

Łucja 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


Jukka Kantola

World BioEconomy Forum (FI)

Evolving Cellulosic Textile Fibres – Case Finland


Innovation Award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2024”



The nova-Institute would like to thank the key players in the cellulose fibre industry for supporting the conference: Andritz (AT), Birla Purocel (IN), Kemira (FI), Lenzing (AT), List Technology (CH) for supporting the conference as Gold Sponsors and Dienes Apparatebau (DE) and Kelheim Fibres (DE) who supporting 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.


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