1st day, 8 March 2023 (09:30 – 18:00 CET)

09:30 Michael Carus
Conference Opening

Strategies, Policy Framework of Textiles and Market Trends

Lara Dammer
09:40 Andreas Engelhardt
The Fiber Year
Latest Market Trends in the Textile Industry
10:00 Asta Partanen and Michael Carus
How can Cellulose Fibres Contribute to the EU’s Goal of Transforming its Textile Industry?
10:20 Manuel Steiner
LIST Technology
Lyocell 2.0 – the Power of Circularity
10:40 Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session and Special Panelist: Andreas Dorner, Lenzing (AT)
10:55 Coffee Break & Networking

Circular Economy and Recyclability of Fibres

Lara Dammer
11:15 Alexander Deutschle
Metsä Tissue
Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of a Modern Bioproduct Mill
11:35 Paula Sarsama
Infinited Fiber Company
Demonstration and Launch of High Performance, Biodegradable, Regenerated Cellulose Carbamate Textiles to Consumer Markets Through an Innovative, Circular Supply Chain
11:55 Maria Ström
The Loop Factory
TexChain – Using Residual Waste Streams to Create a Circular Business Strategy
12:15 Natalie Wunder
Kelheim Fibres

Luisa Kahlfeldt
Sumo Diapers

From Trend to Product – Open Innovation Approach Using the Example of High-performance Reusable Diaper
12:35 Sascha Schriever and Rosario Othen
Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University
Regional, Digital, Individual – Regional Cellulose Processed with Digital Technologies for Individual Textile and Paper Products
12:55 Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session and Special Panelist: Andreas Schnitzhofer, GIG Karasek (AT)
13:10 Lunch & Networking

Alternative Feedstocks and Supply Chains

14:10 Katharina Gregorich
Replacing Plastics in Non-wovens with LENZING™ Web Technology a new Platform for Sustainable Innovative Non-woven
14:30 Birgit Kosan
Thüringisches Institut für Textil- und Kunststoff-Forschung
Specifics of Non-wood Dissolving Pulps on Dissolution and Spinning of Lyocell Fibres
14:50 Judith Günther
LIST Technology
Practical Insights into the Cellulosic Fiber Development
15:10 Ellen Bendt
Forschungsinstitute für Textil und Bekleidung (FTB) / Hochschule Niederrhein
Nature Meets Functionality – Development of a Sustainable Knitted Jacket in 100% Hemp
15:30 Antje Ota
German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF)
Local, Circular and Sustainable: New Raw Materials for the Production of Cellulose Filaments
15:50 Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session and Special Panelist: Ingo Bernt, Kelheim Fibres (DE)
16:05 Coffee Break & Networking

Innovation Award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2023″

16:35 Michael Carus and Asta Partanen
Introduction for the Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2023
16:45 Wolfgang Aichhorn
GIG Karasek
Sponsor Award for the Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2023
16:55 Sandesh Saxena and Vinay Gupta
Gencrest Bio Products
Vybrana – The New Generation Banana Fibre
17:05 Enrique Herrero Acero
HeiQ AeoniQ™ – Technology for More Sustainability of Textiles
17:15 Markus Pichler
TENCEL™ LUXE – Lyocell Filament Yarn
17:25 Wayne Best
Nanollose & Birla Cellulose
17:35 Kristina Elg Christofferson
Circulose® – Makes Fashion Circular
17:45 Chirag Virani
Sparkle Innovations
Sparkle Sustainable Sanitary Pads
17:55 Online Voting and Announcement of the Winners
18:00 Networking with Local Beer
20:00 Gala Dinner

2nd day, 9 March 2023 (09:00 – 16:00 CET)

09:00 Michael Carus
Conference Opening

Sustainability & Environmental Impacts

09:10 Prasad Thitame
Grasim Industries / Birla Cellulose
Replacing Plastics in Nonwovens with Cellulosic Fibre Innovations to Improve Sustainability in Product Designs
09:30 Ali Harlin
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Energy Impact on Different Regenerated Fibre Processes
09:50 Rita Valério
Fiber4Fiber- Sustainable and Traceable Eucalyptus-based Cellulosic Fibres
10:10 Anna-Stiina Jääskeläinen
Chemical Compliance and Hydrophobation Cellulosic Textiles
10:30 Joan Colón Jordà
BETA Tech Center, University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia
Sustainability of Novel Man-Made Cellulosic Fibre Production from Paper Grade Pulp
10:50 Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session and Special Panelist: Matthias Stratmann, nova-Institute (DE)
11:05 Coffee Break & Networking

Ionic Liquids and New Technologies for Pulps, Fibres and Yarns

11:30 Eva Gazagnaire
University of Helsinki
Versatile Suberbase ILs (SILs) for Biomass and Synthetic Materials Processing
11:50 Jenni Rahikainen
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Paper-grade Pulp as Raw Material for Regenerated Cellulosic Fibres in an Ionic-liquid Based Process
12:10 Carla Vilela
CICECO - Aveiro Institute of Materials
Functional Regenerated Cellulose-based Fibers with Dye Absorption or Fire Retardancy Properties
12:30 Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session and Special Panelist: Antje Potthast, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (AT)
12:45 Lunch & Networking

New Technologies and Applications beyond Textiles

13:45 Wendy Rodriguez Castellanos
Centre D’innovation des Produits Cellulosiques-Innofibre
Packaging from Recycled Textile Fibers – Opportunities and Challenges
14:05 Michael Hummel
Aalto University
Lyocell-filaments from Wood as Precursor for Carbon Fibres
14:25 Åsa Östlund
Tree to Textile
Alkaline Dissolution and Spinning of Cellulose to Textile Fibres
14:45 José Canga Rodríguez
Dienes Apparatebau
Research 4.0 – A Modular Approach for the Development of Cellulosic Fibres
15:05 Inge Schlapp-Hackl
Aalto University
Up-cycling of Textile Waste by Means of Ioncell(R)
15:25 Panel Discussion with all Speakers of the Session
15:45 Closing Remarks