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Cellulose Fibres at the Forefront of the Race to Replace Single-use Plastics

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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Cellulose Fibres at the Forefront of the Race to Replace Single-use Plastics

Every year, millions of tonnes of man-made materials enter the environment. This includes - wear and tear on fibres and textiles; losses from agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries; and plastic waste in soil, rivers, lakes and oceans due to a lack of proper waste management in some markets.

Environmental biodegradability must be considered as part of the solution to a less polluted world, more about the right way to measure this and what are the applications where biodegradability makes sense, build the scientific backbone of the session.
One of the European Union's initiatives to tackle this problem is the Single Use Plastic Directive (SUPD).

This directive also covers a number of products that contain fibres and is therefore of great importance to the cellulose fibre sector. In addition, microfibres make up a significant proportion of microplastics and have been a focus of attention in recent years. How all this can create market opportunities for man-made cellulosic fibres today and in the future will be discussed by the experts and answered by the participants during the panel discussion after the session.

Miriam Weber

Hydra Marine Sciences (DE)

The Potential of Biodegradable Cellulose Fibres in the Environment and how to Evaluate it


Jo-Ann Inerlohinger

Lenzing (AT)

Microfibres, Biodegradation and Learnings from SUPD


Julien Bley


Cellulosic Foam for Packaging and Insulation Products


Nishant Daryanani

Birla Purocel (IN)

The Evolution of Biodegradable Compostable Wipes and Absorbent Hygiene Products: Status and Future Directions

Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2024: Nominated Innovations Range from Resource-efficient and Recycled Fibres for Textiles and Building Panels to Geotextiles for Glacier Protection

Six award nominees present innovative and sustainable solutions for various industries in the cellulose fibre value chain. The full economic potential of the cellulose fibre industry will be introduced to a wide audience that will vote for the winners in Cologne (Germany), and online.




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