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25th June 2015, Vienna

54th Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress gets ready to welcome visitors

The 54th edition of the Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress, the leading European event and communication platform for innovations in the field of man-made fibres, is set to take place from 16-18 September 2015.

Making another step forward towards a green meeting place, organisers aim to host the Dornbirn-MFC in accordance with the standards fixed for the Austrian environmental label Green Meetings & Green Events.

Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress is a leading European event and communication platform for innovations in the field of man-made fibres. © Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress

For the first time, the event’s catering will also meet this environmental standard. The event’s catering partner Feuerstein, of Schwarzenberg, will regale Congress participants with products originating within a radius of less than 150 km – an action supporting local produce and showing commitment to sustainability.

Sponsorships and support

The Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress relies largely on the support of such sponsors as industry, universities and colleges, and the technical press. In the next few years additional sponsors will be solicited at home and abroad to ensure the Dornbirn-MFC's continued success.

Long-standing sponsors such as the Province of Vorarlberg, Dornbirn City, Lenzing AG, CIRFS and IVC (Industrievereinigung Chemiefasern Deutschland) have  for many years been actively supporting the Dornbirn-MFC, and the contributions of international specialized media have been growing steadily. 

Along with excellent plenary lectures and specialized papers, this year's meeting will also feature a panel discussion with representatives of internationally renowned brands. © Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress

The new Congress Management headed by DI Friedrich Weninger has recently succeeded in recruiting  additional sponsors:  the Kunstuniversität Linz (University of Fine Arts and Industrial Design), the Plastics Cluster of the Lower Austrian Economic Agency, and the German Hahl/Pedex Group and Märkische Faser, who will lend their support for the first time this year.

Communication platform

The Dornbirn Man-Made Fibres Congress was held for the first time in 1962 in the premises of the Textile College Dornbirn and attracted 180 persons participating in 13 lectures. Under the patronage of CIRFS the congress has grown to an annual event with more than 700 participants from 30 countries.

Under the patronage of CIRFS the congress has grown to an annual event with more than 700 participants from 30 countries. © Dornbirn Man-made Fibres Congress

Like many others, the Lenzing Group makes use of the Congress as a communication platform and an innovation engine. With its closest partners in downstream textile processing stages, Lenzing will benefit from the findings and most up-to-date insights in the field of cellulose fibre technology, organisers report. 

Main topics

Papers by top-ranking international experts representative of academic research and industry make the Congress a unique event. Along with excellent plenary lectures and specialized papers, this year's meeting will also feature a panel discussion with representatives of internationally renowned brands.

This year, some 100 expert papers will be presented, covering the following areas:

  • Fibre and filament innovations, (bio-) polymers
  • Functionalisation and adaptation of fibres and surfaces
  • Nonwovens/Filtration
  • Environment and health
  • Advanced fibre and processing technology

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