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Session on Sustainability and Environmental Impacts at the Cellulose Fibres Conference 2024

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

Sustainability and the Sustainability Claims are hot Topics of the EU Directive for Green Claims as well as in the Textile Industry

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: Sustainability and Environmental Impacts

With increasing environmental awareness, innovators are currently developing several new technologies for fibre production, some of which are already in the commercialisation phase. One clear trend is textile recycling and the separation of cellulose fibres from textiles to be used as a resource for new fibres. Other trends focus on the development of new production technologies and chemicals for the production of cellulose fibres from wood.

Ideally, sustainability benefits also result in economic benefits, so you need to communicate about your sustainability efforts. In recent months, the EU has sought to create a new framework for the marketing of environmental claims on products and services. This is particularly evident with the recently published Proposal for a Green Claims Directive. This session will discuss what is to be expected from the forthcoming legislation.


These and other pressing questions represent the guiding topics of the session “Sustainability and Environmental Impacts”. This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the range of sustainability and environmental impact assessments for cellulose fibres.

Sustainability and other topics such as fibre-to-fibre recycling represent the guiding themes of the next Cellulose Fibres Conference, to be held in 13-14 March 2023, in Cologne, Germany, and online.


For the session “Sustainability and Environmental Impacts” the conference organizer nova-Institute is pleased to present the following speakers:

Lara Dammer

nova-Institute (DE)

EU Green Claims Directive – What Does it Mean for the Industry?

Pertti Nousiainen

Nousfiber Consulting (FI)
Sustainability in Processing of man-made Cellulose Fibres for Various End-uses
Erfan Kimiaei

North Carolina State University & Aalto University (US/FI)
A Smart Combination of Nanocellulose with a Biodegradable Polyester: Interfacial Design, Application, and End-life in Aquatic Environments

Mika Plum



Matthias Stratmann

nova-Institute (DE)

Cellulose Fibres in LCA - The Status Quo


Innovation Award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2024”

Call for Posters

Want to present a poster at the conference? During the lunch break on the second day of the conference there will be a poster session, where you can present your poster orally.
Also the poster will be included in the conference journal and will be presented online at the homepage. The poster exhibition will be at the venue of the conference only.

Deadline for submission: 15 February 2024
Submit your poster now!



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.

Watch the list of exhibitors now!

Conference Registration