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17th March 2016, Dornbirn

55th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibres Congress to present latest innovations

The 55th edition of Dornbirn Man-Made Fibres Congress will open its doors to the international audience from 20-22 September, welcoming a wide range of experts and leading brands who will present their innovations.

The European innovation platform for the fibre industry and the downstream value chain has developed into a global brand over the years, a witness to not only the growing number of participants but also their international background.

Under the patronage of CIRFS, the event acts as an idea and network generator. © Dornbirn-MFC

Under the patronage of CIRFS, the event acts as an idea and network generator, designed to bring together the innovation community and help businesses connect to each other.

Green meeting

Dornbirn-MFC has become a noticeable green event, organisers report. It aligned its guidelines and policies with the Austrian Eco-Label for Green Meetings & Green Events to receive a certification.

Criteria such as CO2 reduction, ecological catering, environmentally-friendly accommodation, as well as management of materials and waste, play an essential role.

Exhibited TexCar automobile

One of this year`s highlights will be Groz Beckert`s presentation of a longitudinally cut car of a major European car brand, which demonstrates the various aspects of fibres and fibre usage.

The event will feature 100 expert lectures. © Dornbirn-MFC

The vehicle was cut at the crucial parts so that the application fields of fibres are disclosed and visible and can be marvelled at its original size within the exhibition area, organisers report.

Expert lectures

The event will also feature 100 expert lectures that will focus on:

  • Fibres and textiles in automotive
  • Fibres for nonwovens
  • Fibre innovations
  • Finishing and functional additives
  • Textiles

The communication platform with more than 700 participants from over 30 nations invites attendees to learn more about the latest innovations in the global world of fibres.

Cooperation with Avantex

Last month, at a joint press conference with Texworld/Avantex, the cooperation of Dornbirn-MFC and Avantex was announced. Avantex Paris is a textile fair where fashion and high technology meet together. It is held in Paris twice a year (February and September) and is organized by Messe Frankfurt France.

Fashion and HiTec is the slogan for the collaboration. The synergy of the unbeated market place for fashion and the market place for fibre innovation will be leveraged in the future and is ultimately to the benefit for the final consumer, according to organisers. Both events show a perfect timely match as well, as Avantex Paris takes place just the week before the event in Dornbirn and the participants can efficiently follow both events.


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