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New Videos from Dornbirn-GFC 2017

Have a look on our new videos from this year`s Dornbirn global fiber congress.

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Call for papers for the 57.Dornbirn-GFC in 2018

The programme committee defined the main themes for he next Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress as follows:

Fiber Innovations / Transport und Mobility / Recycling / Management of Energy-Generation and -Storage / Surface Modification and Additive Technologies

We kindly invite you to submit your proposals for lectures. Please send your proposals including working title and an abstract to officeaustrian-mfiat by the end of December.

Download: Call for Papers


Rebranding des Dornbirn-MFC Kongresses

In recent years the efforts to strengthen the congress with more international lectures and international participants have payed off. More than 30 nations are joining the congress. The Congress has evolved into a global brand. In the future the congress will also include natural fibers in order to exploit the ultimate innovation possibilities. The congress will continue to keep its European roots and Dornbirn will remain in the center.

Actually a rebranding is in preparation. A new congress logo plus a modernized corporate design will be presented soon.


Great success for Dornbirn-MFC in 2017

More than a hundred top-class international expert lectures from academic research and industry turn the event into something unique. The approximate 50% share of industry lectures was particularly high this year. Great interest from the USA, Japan, Korea and China was represented by a delegation of more than 20 people.


Panel Discussion in the field of sports and leisure wear

A panel on  “Sustainability & Performance – a contradiction in this industry?” has been planned for Thursday noon, just before the lunch break; discussants are R. Bethmann / VAUDE (DE),  Kate Riley / Adidas (DE), R. Vitarana / MAS Holding (Sri Lanka), Y. Dandapure /Lululemon (CA) and other Brands, who will be headed by Giuseppe Gherzi / Gherzi Consulting(CH).


Management Talk on Opening Day

On the most timely subject of “Marine Litter – a problem turned into an innovative opportunity“. The panel will be headed by W. Woitsch, a partner of SYNGROUP Consulting (AT). Other panel members will be Prof. FJ Radermacher / Ulm University (DE),
P. Meister / Adidas (DE), W. Rauch / IVC (DE), R. van de Kerkhof / Lenzing AG (AT),
Donal Breen / Indorama/Wellman (TH) and HM Schally /EU (BE).


New main-programme folder on 56. Dornbirn-MFC

You will find the details on more than 100 expert lectures as well as to the planned panel discussions in our new main-programme. This year´s Dornbirn-MFC will be devoted to the following main topics:

  • Fiber innovations
  • Fibers, textiles and nonwovens for hygienic and healthcare applications
  • Fibers, textiles and nonwovens for protective applications
  • Fibers, textiles and nonwovens for sports and leisure wear

Please feel free to download the actual main-programme:

Download main-programme


New videos from 55. Dornbirn-MFC 2016

See the newest videos from the last congress! Videos from the CEO Panel on the opening day and from the Sports & Functional Panel are new to find. Also very interesting is the video CEO message by U. Gill (PT Indorama Synthetics, Indonesia).

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