Online-Event "2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres" - get 20% sconto

Tuesday, 2 February, to Wednesday, 3 February 2021

2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February 2021, Cologne Copyright: nova-Institute  

Second International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, the fastest growing fibre group in textiles, the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy and the solution for avoiding microplastics

With 210 participants and 15 exhibitors from 26 different countries, the “1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibres” in 2020 was a great success and exceeded all expectations. The trade press wrote: “nova-Institute hits the mark with new conference”. The focus of the conference was on markets, technologies and sustainability – and especially alternative cellulose feedstocks.

Building on this success, the 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres will again cover the entire value chain from the lignocellulosic feedstock, dissolving pulp, cellulose fibres – such as rayon, viscose, modal or lyocell and new developments, to a wide range of applications, woven textiles (clothing) and non-wovens (wipes and technical applications). All these sectors have significantly gained in dynamics over the last few years.

Cellulose fibres are a success story within the textiles market with a cumulated annual growth rate (CAGR) between 5 and 10% over the last ten years – similar growth rates are expected in the next decade. This makes cellulose fibres the fastest growing fibre group in the textile industry and also the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy worldwide. The challenge now is to achieve a balance between the ongoing capacity expansion and the growing demand – to avoid over capacities, but also to cover the growing demand of the big brands.
The high growth rates are driven by the demand for natural fibres (and bottlenecks in cotton), the microplastic problem and possible bans for plastic fibres. All three drivers will continue to play a significant role in the future development of the sector.

Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year 2021: One of six nominated new technologies or applications will be awarded this title! Please find further information in nova institute's press release from 14 December 2020.

Focus of the conference

  • What are the recent technology and market trends?
  • What are the future market dynamics? Who is active and interested in this sector?
  • What are the main challenges to develop the value chains and the market demand?
  • Which ecosystems and partnerships are required to drive innovation according to market needs?
  • How will the political environment continue to develop? What will happen with plastic bans, microplastic avoidance, bio-based vs. fossil feedstocks, and sustainability
  • How can the sustainability of cellulose fibres be even further increased? Which alternative feedstocks are suitable and available?

Further information

  • Registration: Please register here. Enter "ITA2021" and get 20% discount on the participation fee.
  • Programme
  • Sponsoring and Exhibition Opportunities
  • Venue: Maternushaus, Kardinal-Frings-Str. 1, 50668 Köln, Germany
  • Organiser : nova-Institute, Mr Dominik Vogt, Chemiepark Knapsack, Industriestr. 300, 50354 Hürth, phone: +49(0) 2233-48-1449, , Homepage
  • The Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, short ITA, is partner of the Cellulose Fibres Conference with information booth and lecture



Dr. Sascha Schriever

Head of Chemical Technologies for Textile and Fibre Innovations