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First peaks into the program of the upcoming Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023 available

Graphic Variety of Cellulose Fibres © 2022 nova institute
The presentations at the Cellulose Fibres Conference will provide valuable information on the wide range of applications for cellulosic fibres with alternative or improved feedstocks and technologies, closed loop and circular systems and their environmental impacts.

The commercial production of man-made cellulose fibres currently relies on the use of dissolving-grade pulp from wood. Alternative feedstocks such as non-wood fibres, textile waste or even paper grade pulp provide new and alternative raw materials for related industries. A wider raw material base also holds great potential for further optimising the environmental compatibility of man-made cellulosic fibres.

Preliminary Program Online

In addition, the steadily growing sectors of cellulose-based non-wovens, packaging and hygiene products will offer insights beyond the horizon of the conventional textiles applications. For the Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023, the advisory board has selected the following presentations. More to follow shortly.

We are looking forward to meeting you in person!

Traditional and New Markets for Cellulose Fibres

  • Andreas Engelhardt, The Fibre Year (CH) – Latest Market Trends in the Textile Industry
  • Katharina Gregorich, Lenzing (AT) – Replacing Plastics in Non-wovens With LENZING™ web Technology a New Platform for Sustainable Innovative Non-woven
  • Michael Hummel, Aalto University (FI) – Lyocell-filaments From Wood as Precursor for Carbon Fibres
  • Natalie Wunder, Kelheim Fibres (DE) – From Trend to Product – Open Innovation Approach Using the Example of High-performance Reusable Diaper
  • Sascha Schriever, Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University (DE) – Regional, Digital, Individual – Regional Cellulose Processed With Digital Technologies for Individual Textile and Paper Products
  • Wendy Rodriguez Castellanos, Centre d’innovation des produits cellulosiques-Innofibre (CA) – Packaging From Recycled Textile Fibres. Opportunities and Challenges

Circular Economy and Recyclability of Fibres

  • Manuel Steiner, List (CH) – Lyocell 2.0 – The Power of Circularity
  • Maria Ström, The Loop Factory (SE) – TexChain – Using Residual Waste Streams to Create a Circular Business Strategy
  • Nina Schafroth, Sulzer (CH) – Circular Economy and the Recycling of Fibres
  • Paula Sarsama, Infinited Fiber Company (FI) – Demonstration and Launch of High Performance, Biodegradable, Regenerated Cellulose Carbamate Textiles to Consumer Markets Through an Innovative, Circular Supply Chain

Sustainability and Environmental Impacts

  • Ali Harlin, VTT (FI) – Energy Impact on Different Regenerated Fibre Processes
  • Prasad Thitame, Grasim Industries / Birla Cellulose (IN) – Cellulosic Fibre Innovations to Improve Sustainability in Product Designs

Alternative Feedstocks

  • Antje Ota, German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) (DE) – Local, Circular and Sustainable: New Raw Materials for the Production of Cellulose Filaments
  • Birgit Kosan, Thüringisches Institut für Textil- und Kunststoff-Forschung (DE) – Specifics of Non-wood Dissolving Pulps on Dissolution and Spinning of Lyocell Fibres
  • Jenni Rahikainen, VTT (FI) – Paper-grade Pulp as Raw Material for Regenerated Cellulosic Fibres in an Ionic-liquid Based Process

Ionic Liquids and New Technologies for Pulps, Fibres and Yarn

  • Anna-Stiina Jääskeläinen, Kemira (FI) – Chemical Compliance and Hydrophobation Cellulosic Textiles
  • Eva Gazagnaire, University of Helsinki (FI) – Versatile Suberbase ILs (SILs) for Biomass and Synthetic Materials Processing
  • Åsa Östlund, Tree to Textile (SE) – Alkaline Dissolution and Spinning of Cellulose to Textile Fibres

The preliminary programme is available at


Call for innovations for the Innovation Award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2023”

Want to become the winner of the Cellulose Fibre Innovation Award?

You are welcome to present your latest innovations, either product or process innovations.

Deadline for submission: 15 December 2022

Submit your innovation now!


Call for Posters

Want to be visible throughout the entire conference?

You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments, on a poster.

Deadline for submission: 31 January 2023

Submit your poster now!


Sponsoring Opportunities

Become a sponsor of the conference!

Join us as a sponsor and find a range of sponsoring options which provide you with maximum visibility and impact at the conference. We are open to new ideas and would be delighted to implement them with you. Please contact us if our sponsoring options appeal to you or if you would like to put forward a proposal of your own!


The innovation award „Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2023“ is sponsored by GIG Karasek (AT), Gold sponsor is the Lenzing AG (AT), Bronze sponsors are Dienes Apparatebau (DE) and Kelheim Fibres (DE). We kindly thank our sponsors for their support.

Exhibition Opportunities

Become an exhibitor at the conference!

Companies that would like to book an exhibition booth (6m2) can do so for the price of 1,100 EUR (excl. 19% 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. Further information here.

Conference Registration

You are welcome to register now! Registration fee is 945 EUR (excl. 19% VAT) for both days and 450 EUR (excl. 19% VAT) for the virtual option.


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