Only four weeks left for your abstract submission: Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023

8–9 March 2023 – hybrid event (on site and online), Cologne (Germany)

Now, in 2022, the European Commission has made the thorough transition towards sustainability and circularity for different industries and especially the textile sector a main focus. The focus on textile is justified as the global textile production has almost doubled in the period between 2000 and 2015. Still less than 1% of the global textile production is estimated to be recycled into new textiles at the end of life. The remaining 99% of textiles go to landfilling, incineration or litter.

The success story of cellulose fibres continues.

This demands a new way of thinking with regard to sustainability and circularity within the textile economy. This process already starts with the material selection of the fibres used for the textiles. Generally, textiles consist of fibres, which can be made from renewable and non-renewable resources. A first step towards improving the sustainability of textiles is the change from non-renewable to renewable fibres. In consequence, the textile industry shows a steadily increasing, enormous demand on renewable and sustainable fibres.

One effective solution towards ecodesign is the use of cellulose fibres. Cellulose is the main component of plant cell walls and a natural polymer. Therefore, cellulose is bio-based and biodegradable, even in marine-environments, where its degrading does not cause any microplastic. The different production technologies for extracting cellulose from plants can also be used for the recycling of cellulose which enables a circularity of the material.

The 2022 conference successfully included 229 participants from 27 countries. The Cellulose Fibres Conference 2023 will cover the entire value chain, from lignocellulose, chemical pulp, cellulose fibres such as rayon, viscose, modal or lyocell and new developments to a wide range of applications: Textiles of all kinds, nonwovens such as wet wipes as well as new areas such as composites, packaging or nanocellulose in the food industry. The conference will give deep insights into the promising future of cellulose fibres, which perfectly fits the current trends of circular economy, recycling and sustainable carbon cycles.

Call for Abstracts

Would you like to give a presentation at the conference? You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments. The deadline for submission is 30 November 2022.

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Innovation award “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2023”: Call for Innovations!

Would you like to present your innovations at the conference? You are welcome to present your latest product and process innovations. The deadline for submission is 15 December 2022.

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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: 31 January 2023

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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!

Read more about sponsorship opportunities here or contact us:

Key Account Management
Guido Müller
Tel.: +49(0)2233-4814-44

We welcome our 2023 sponsors:

Dienes Apparatebau (DE)

GIG Karasek (AT)

Kelheim Fibres (DE)

Lenzing (AT)

Exhibition Opportunities

Become an exhibitor of 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 will be 945 EUR (excl. 19 % VAT) for both days and 450 EUR (excl. 19% VAT) for the virtual option.


nova-Institute, press release, 2022-10-25.


Dienes Apparatebau GmbH
European Commission
GIG Karasek GmbH
Kelheim Fibres GmbH
Lenzing Gruppe
nova-Institut GmbH


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