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Why should you join the Dornbirn-GFC community?

See our new video statements from Robert Rosellen/Microsoft (AUT), Edwin Keh/HKRITA (HKG), Gunjan Sharma/Reliance (IND), Necat Altin/Zorlu (TUR) and Yogendra Dandapure/lululemon (CAN).

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Call for Papers 2019

The programme committee defined following main themes for the 58. Dornbirn-GFC 2019 as follows:

Fiber Innovations / Circular Economy and Recycling / Digitalization and Smart Textiles / Surface Modification and Additives / Sports and Leisure Wear / Nonwovens, Technical Textiles and Home Textiles

To present furthermore the most important developments and findings, we kindly invite you to submit your lecture proposals for this year`s programme.

Please submit your proposals including a working title and abstract to


Great success for Dornbirn-GFC

More than 700 participants from over 35 nations took part in 2018. About 70% from Europe and 30 % from Asia and the USA took advantage of the Dornbirn-GFC in order to learn about the latest innovations of the fiber industry and its downstream stages. More than a 100 high qualitative international lectures from academy and industry highlighted the congress. Also this year the share of lectures from the industry was about 50%.


Cooperation with Smart Textiles Symposium

This symposium will offer top-class lectures on ”Smart Textiles“ and will take place at the trade fair area Dornbirn from 12th till 13th of September 2018. Dornbirn-GFC participants may visit the symposium for free.


Video transmission of Austrian Chancellor

Sebastian Kurz, the Austrian Federal Chancellor, could be won to open this year`s  congress. He will give his presentation via a video transmission. We can also look forward to the chancellor`s statements in terms of the Austrian presidency of the Council of the European Union starting in July 2018.


Main-programme folder on 57. Dornbirn-GFC

You will find detailed information on more than 100 expert lectures of this year`s Dornbirn-GFC in our brand new Main-programme. Please download the pre-programme from our congress website. Have a look and make use of the Dornbirn-GFC as a network and innovation platform for the whole fiber world and the downstream textile and nonwovens processing chain.

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Circular Economy as main congress topic

Due to the vast interest from industry and trade and the strong support of the EU Commission “Circular Economy” is a focal point this year again. 

After the highly interesting lecture block on this relevant topic a panel discussion is scheduled on Thursday. The ISWA  (International Solid and Waste Association – this association has approx. 4000 members worldwide) will discuss new approaches with relevant players from the textile value chain.




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.


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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