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Top-class plenary lectures on opening day of Dornbirn MFC

DORNBIRN-MFC - The Europe-centred innovation platform for the fiber industry and the downstream manufacturing stages is to serve as a generator of ideas and the basis for networking.(c) 2017 DORNBIRN-MFC
Professor Radermacher, of Ulm University (DE), Head of the Forschungsinstitut für anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung (Research Institute for Application-oriented Knowledge Processing), Member of the Club of Rome, will address the subject of “Globalisation, Sustainability, Future – is there still hope for us?“

Mr. Buisson, Veolia Water Technologies (US), will report on prospects for “Innovative Fibres and Textiles in the Field of Water Management“, and Dr. Meierkord , the President of the European Man-Made Fibres Association CIRFS (BE), will present a paper on the “Contribution of Man-made Fibres to the Balanced Use of Global Resources“.

Management talk on opening day

On the most timely subject of “Marine Litter – a problem turned into an innovative opportunity“. The panel will be headed by W. Woitsch, a partner of SYNGROUP Consulting (AT). Other panel members will be Prof. FJ Radermacher / Ulm University (DE), P. Meister / Adidas (DE), W. Rauch / IVC (DE), R. van de Kerkhof / Lenzing AG (AT), Donal Breen / Indorama/Wellman (TH) and HM Schally /EU (BE). 

Panel discussion in the segment protective applications

The second day will be concluded with a discussion on “The endless saga of ultra-light & ingenious high performance features: What’s next?” Moderated by Dr. I. Hofmann / IHOFMANN (DE), the panel will include E. Orndoff / NASA (US), M. Stanhope / Tencate (US), O. Spöcker / Lenzing AG (AT), P. Berardi / Nilit (IT), Helmut Zepf / PBI Performance Products Inc. (US) and a representative of DSM Dyneema (NL).

Panel discussion in the field of sports and leisure wear

A panel on “Sustainability & Performance – a contradiction in this industry?” has been planned for Thursday noon, just before the lunch break; discussants are R. Bethmann / VAUDE (DE), Kate Riley / Adidas (DE), R. Vitarana / MAS Holding (Sri Lanka), Y. Dandapure /Lululemon (CA) and other Brands, who will be headed by Giuseppe Gherzi / Gherzi Consulting(CH).

New main-programme folder on 56. Dornbirn-MFC

You will find the details on more than 100 expert lectures as well as to the planned panel discussions in our new main-programme. This year´s Dornbirn-MFC will be devoted to the following main topics:

  • Fiber innovations
  • Fibers, textiles and nonwovens for hygienic and healthcare applications
  • Fibers, textiles and nonwovens for protective applications
  • Fibers, textiles and nonwovens for sports and leisure wear
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