Dornbirn-MFC Organizers Anticipate “Vivid Participation”

The Austrian Man-made Fibers Institute (MFI) — organizer of the 51st Dornbirn Man-made Fibers
Congress (Dornbirn-MFC), to be held Sept. 19-21, 2012, in Dornbirn, Austria — reports that, based
on the number of early-bird registrations for this year’s congress in comparison to last year, it
is anticipating “vivid participation” in September. In all, more than 700 attendees from more than
30 countries, including a significant delegation from Japan, are expected to attend this year’s

Austrian MFI has announced that this year’s congress will focus on “future viability based
on Sustainability, innovation and communication with the upcoming generations.” More than 100
lectures have been scheduled and will cover topics such as: “Fibers and Textiles in Automobiles”;
“Unconventional Fiber Applications;” “Fiber Innovations”; “Man-made Fibers for Environmental
Protection”; ” Medical Applications”; “Technical Nonwovens”; and “EU-Projects”; among other topics.

Organizers note that they are continuing to pursue a goal to make Dornbirn-MFC a central
communication platform in Europe, where participants are able to network and share ideas and
expertise. Participants include professionals involved in academics, research and industry; as well
as others from throughout the processing chain.

This year’s event will include an opportunity for six university students to present their
research to the plenary and afterwards through poster sessions to congress visitors.

As the result of cooperation between Dornbirn-MFC organizers and the German Association of
the Automotive Industry (VDA), the Textiles in Automotive working group will hold a meeting in
Dornbirn on September 18. Congress organizers are planning a similar so-called “clustering” of
roofing organizations at a future congress.

July 17, 2012