HÜRTH, Germany — November 23, 2023 — The European Commission has made it a priority for various industries, in particular the textile and single-use products sector, to make a thorough transition towards sustainability and circularity. The production of cellulosic fabrics from agricultural wastes, industrial by-products and textiles is an emerging new source of cellulose based fibers. Green technologies for the extraction of cellulose fibers from spent distillers grains or banknotes show new ways for the industry to move towards more sustainable production and products that brands are looking for.
Finding sustainable fiber sources and cycles and building bridges between different industries
In recent months, the EU has introduced a series of key policies that aim at shifting investment towards more sustainable economic activities, including new rules on sustainability claims and reporting. The sustainability session of the program will focus on what this means for the industry. LCA of cellulose fibers plays an important role as a basis for green claims. The current status will be presented at the conference.
Cellulose is bio-based and biodegradable, even in marine environments, where its degradation does not produce microplastic. It therefore plays an important role as a substitute for single-use products under the Single-Use Plastic Directive (SUPD). Cellulose fibers are at the forefront of the race to replace single-use plastic products now and in the future. For example, 100-percent-cellulose-based recyclable barrier papers or cellulose foam for packaging, wet wipes or hygiene products.
Bringing together key players along the many cellulose value chains and markets
The man-made cellulosic fiber industry has been undergoing rapid change in response to the growing demand for more sustainable textile fibers. Over the past decade, the industry has witnessed numerous new players entering the market.
The 2023 Cellulose Fibres Conference successfully attracted 230 participants from 27 countries, celebrated cellulose innovations and brought together key players from value chains and markets. The Cellulose Fibres Conference 2024 will cover the entire value chain, from lignocellulose, chemical pulp, cellulose fibers such as rayon, viscose, modal or lyocell and new developments to a wide range of applications: textiles made from renewable fibers, nonwovens such as wet wipes, and new areas such as composites, hygiene, packaging or nanocellulose in biodegradable applications. The conference will provide deep insights into the promising future of cellulose fibers, which fits perfectly with the current trends of circular economy, recycling and sustainable carbon cycles.
Call for Innovations: “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2024”
Want to present your innovations at the conference? You are welcome to present your latest product and process innovations. Deadline for submission: 15 December 2023
Submit your innovation now!
The nova-Institute would like to thank the key players in the cellulose fibre industry for supporting the conference: Andritz (AT), 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.
Call for Posters
Want to present a poster at the conference? You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments. Deadline for submission: 15 February 2024
Submit your poster now!
Become an exhibitor of the conference!
Companies that would like to book an exhibition booth (6-square-meters) can do so for the price of 1,400 euros (excl. 19 percent 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.
You are welcome to register now! Registration fee will be 995 euros (excl. 19 percent VAT) for both days and 690 euros (excl. 19 percent VAT) for the virtual option.
Posted: November 27, 2023
Source: nova-Institut GmbH