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Day 1, 13 March 2024
9:30 – 18:00 CET

09:30 Michael Carus
nova-Institute
Conference Opening

Traditional and New Markets for Cellulose Fibres

Chairperson(s)
Asta Partanen and Michael Carus
nova-Institute
09:40 Andreas Engelhardt
The Fiber Year
Latest Market Trends in the Textile Industry
10:00 Łucja Wanicka
AFRY Management Consulting
Man-made Cellulosic Fibre Value Chains in Transition
Abstract
10:20 Sascha Schriever
Institut für Textiltechnik RWTH Aachen
Cellulose Fibers – a Versatile raw Material for Textile and Paper Industry
Abstract
10:40 Jukka Kantola
World BioEconomy Forum
Evolving Cellulosic Textile Fibres – Case Finland
Abstract
11:00 Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session
11:15 Coffee Break & Networking

Cellulose Fibres at the Forefront of the Race to Replace Single-Use Plastic Products

Chairperson(s)
Michael Carus and Lara Dammer
nova-Institute
11:45 Jo-Ann Inerlohinger
Lenzing
Microfibres, Biodegradation and Learnings from SUPD
Abstract
12:05 Julien Bley
Innofibre
Cellulosic Foam for Packaging and Insulation Products
Abstract
12:25 Miriam Weber
Hydra Marine Sciences
The Potential of Biodegradable Cellulose Fibres in the Environment and how to Evaluate it
Abstract
12:45 Rahul Bansal
Birla Purocel
The Evolution of Biodegradable Compostable Wipes and Absorbent Hygiene Products: Status and Future Directions
13:05 Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session
13:20 Lunch Break & Networking

Sustainability & Environmental Impacts

Chairperson(s)
Lara Dammer and Matthias Stratmann
nova-Institute
14:20 Lara Dammer
nova-Institute
EU Green Claims Directive – What Does it Mean for the Industry?
Abstract
14:40 Pertti Nousiainen
Nousfiber Consulting
Sustainability in Processing of man-made Cellulose Fibres for Various End-uses
Abstract
15:00 Erfan Kimiaei
North Carolina State University & Aalto University
A Smart Combination of Nanocellulose with a Biodegradable Polyester: Interfacial Design, Application, and End-life in Aquatic Environments
Abstract
15:20 Mika Plum and Matthias Stratmann
nova-Institute
Cellulose Fibres in LCA – The Status Quo
Abstract
15:40 Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session
15:55 Coffee Break & Networking

Innovation Award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2024″

16:30 Michael Carus and Asta Partanen
nova-Institute
Introduction for the Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2024
16:40 Wolfgang Aichhorn
GIG Karasek
New MVR Solvent Recovery Solution, an Innovative Approach Towards a Green Future
Abstract
16:50 Marc Philip Vocht
DITF & VRETENA
The Straw Flexi-Dress: Design Meets Sustainability
17:00 Pol Merino
Honext Material
HONEXT® Board FR-B (B-s1, d0) – Flame-retardant Board made From Upcycled Fibre Waste From the Paper Industry
17:10 Berndt Köll
Lenzing
LENZING™ Cellulosic Fibres for Glacier Protection
17:20 Chelsea Franklin
Pangaia

Christo Stanev
Evvrnu

The RENU Jacket – Advanced Recycling for Cellulosic Textiles
17:30 Marianna Vehviläinen
VTT
Textiles Made from Easy-to-dye Biocelsol
17:40 Maria Gunnarsson
Tree to Textile
A New Generation of Bio-based and Resource-efficient Fibre – TreeToTextile (SE)
17:50 Online Voting and Announcement of the Winners
18:00 Networking with Local Beer
20:00 Gala Dinner

Day 2, 14 March 2024
9:00 – 16:40 CET

09:00 Michael Carus
nova-Institute
Conference Opening

Circular Economy & Recyclability of Fibres

Chairperson(s)
Stefanie Fulda and Michael Carus
nova-Institute
09:10 Michael Hummel
Aalto University
Spun Dyed Lyocell-type Fibres from Colored Textile Waste
Abstract
09:25 Elina Pesonen
Andritz
New Opportunities in the Circular Textile Ecosystem
Abstract
09:40 Edvin Bågenholm-Ruuth
Lund University
A Solution to Textile Waste: Using an Inorganic Molten Salt Hydrate as a Cellulose Solvent for Textile Recycling
Abstract
09:55 Inge Schlapp-Hackl
Aalto University
Lyocell-type Fibres from Banknotes by Means of Ioncell® Technique
Abstract
10:10 Heli Kangas
Valmet Technologies
Towards Scale-up – Challenges and Opportunities for Industry in Cellulosic Textile Fibre Production and Recycling
Abstract
10:25 Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session
10:45 Coffee Break & Networking

Alternative Feedstocks and Supply Chains

Chairperson(s)
Stefanie Fulda and Asta Partanen
nova-Institute
11:15 Gerrit Schaper
Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS)
Acetosolv-pulp for Specialty Paper Applications
Abstract
11:35 Roland Klein
Fraunhofer LBF
DuroBast – Durable and Resource-Saving Composite Structural Components, based on Innovatively Pretreated and Processed Bast Fibres
Abstract
11:55 Semiu Abolore Rasaq
Technological University Dublin
Green Technologies for the Extraction of Cellulose Fibre from Spent Distilleries Grain
Abstract
12:15 Diana Cayuela
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTECH
Production of Cellulosic Fabrics from Agricultural Wastes and Industrial By-products
Abstract
12:35 Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session
12:50 Lunch Break & Networking – A Poster Session will take Place at the Beginning of the Lunch Break

Cellulose Fibre based Hygiene Products

Chairperson(s)
Stefanie Fulda and Asta Partanen
nova-Institute
14:30 Roland Kunkel
LIST Technology
Processing Technology for BioSAP
Abstract
14:50 Thomas Harter
Graz University of Technology

Ingo Bernt
Kelheim Fibres

Geometry Matters: Unveiling Tampon Absorption Mechanisms
Abstract

Ionic Liquids and New Technologies for Pulps, Fibres and Yarns (1)

Chairperson(s)
Asta Partanen and Michael Carus
nova-Institute
15:10 Antje Ota
Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF)
Natural based Dyes for Cellulose-based Filaments and their Production
Abstract
15:30 Coffee Break & Networking

Ionic Liquids and New Technologies for Pulps, Fibres and Yarns (2)

16:00 Daniela Colevati Ferreira
CeNTI - Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials
Eucalyptus Globulus Lyocell Process: Optimisation and Incorporation of Reused MMCF
Abstract
16:20 Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session
16:35 Closing Remarks