Call for Papers 2023

Application for presentations in the categories

- Fiber Innovations
- Sustainability & Circular Economy
- Recycling
- Smart Functional Surface
- Apparel & Sports
- Biomaterials & Biopolymer
- Homeware

can be submitted until January 15, 2023.

The 62nd Dornbirn GFC 2023 will take place from September 13 to 15 at the Kulturhaus Dornbirn, Austria.


Dornbirn GFC 2022 online on deman on air!

Dornbirn GFC 2022 is on air!

- Opening of the 61st Dornbirn GFC 2022
- Awarding of the Paul Schlack Prize
- Presentations of the Key Note Speakers
- CEO Panel
- 100 presentations and discussions
- Exhibition area

For the visitors of the Dornbirn GFC in Dornbirn the access is included.

Tickets for the online version of the congress can be booked on our homepage.
Dornbirn GFC Online: September 19 - October 2, 2022


Dornbirn GFC live in person + online on demand

61 st Dornbirn GFC Global Fiber Congress
2 nd Dornbirn GFC Innovation Days
14 – 16 September 2022, Dornbirn, Austria
LIVE in person and online on demand

Up to now more than 200 different companies and institutes are represented and we expect well over 400 participants from all over the world at the congress in Dornbirn – a great success!

Customer obsession is our main goal. Therefore, we decided to offer an online on demand package on top with recorded lectures and panels which will be open for access for 2 weeks after the congress.


2. DORNBIRN GFC Innovation Days

In the innovation tent you will learn everything about the young innovative companies:

Avantium Renewable Polymers B.V., Amsterdam (NEL)

FibreCoat GmbH, Aachen (GER)

Haelixa, Kemptthal (SUI)

MIR Insight AS, Oslo (SWE)

NOOSA, Brussels (BEL)

Packaging Cockpit, Vienna (AUT)

Vienna Textile Lab GmbH, Vienna (AUT)

Woodspin oy, Jyvaskyla (FIN)


Main programme 2022

The main program of the 61st Dornbirn GFC includes 94 technical presentations in the categories:

- Fiber Innovation
- Sustainability & Circular Economy & Recycling
- Smart, functional surface modification
- Nonwovens
- Apparel & Sports

The expert lectures from industry and academic research, paralell in 3 halls, present their latest findings and information.

As a visitor of Dornbirn-GFC 2022 you are part of the innovative community and network at the congress with the global player from the fiber, filament and nonwovens industry.




Opening day at the 61st Dornbirn-GFC 2022, 14 September!

The 61st Dornbirn GFC will start with the following key note speakers giving their presentations:


- Robert van de Kerkhof, Lenzing Group

- Uday Gill, Indorama Ventures PCL

- Fritz Vollrath, Oxford University

- Gittan Schiöld, Paboco - the paper bottle company





Young Scientist Award:Young Scientist Award: Lenzing’s new prize for research projects on ethical and sustainable fashion

A new competition has been launched for bachelor’s and master’s degree students who are working on innovative solutions to address the environmental challenges facing the textile industry. The deadline for applications is June 15, 2022. The winning project will receive a prize of EUR 5,000,-.

Applicants for the Young Scientist Award can submit their work (final-year projects, papers etc.) in English till  July 15, 2022 to the following e-mail address: YSA2022lenzingcom. Works from the winter semester (2021/2022) are also admitted!

The Austrian Fibers Institute is the organizer of the 61st Dornbirn-GFC. The event, due to take place from September 14 to 16, 2022, will offer an ideal setting for the presentation of the Young Scientist Award prize.


Early bird ticket available!

The 61st Dornbirn GFC 2022 will take place from September 14 - 16 at the Kulturhaus in Dornbirn.

Ticket sales have started. The early bird ticket for € 880,- can be booked until the end of May.

Visitors expect: 95 expert lectures from the fiber industry, 30 start-up companies, 25 exhibitors and a total of three award ceremonies for innovative ideas from science and industry.

We are looking forward to your visit!


3 AWARD ceremonies

2nd Innovation Award:
25 international innovations, young companies present
Innovations for the fiber industry:
Application until May 31, 2022!

Lenzing Young Scientist Award:
Lenzing's new prize for research projects on ethical and
sustainable fashion.The winning project will receive a prize of € 5,000,-:
Application until June 15, 2022!

Paul Schlack Award:
The main Paul Schlack Award endowed with € 3.000.-     
for an author of a topic from a university or research institute:
Application until: April 26, 2022!

Request the documents from:


Paul Schlack Prize 2022 – Call for Applications

Since 1971 the Paul Schlack Prize has been awarded at the Dornbirn-GFC to promote man-made fibre research at universities and research institutes.

The Main Paul Schlack Prize awarded with € 3.000 - for an author of a theme from a university or research institute.

Deadline for Applications: 29 April 2022
Further information unter: d.eichingercirfsorg or secretariatcirfsorg


Speakers - Dornbirn-GFC ASIA 2022

Join us at our 2nd Dornbirn GFC-ASIA in Korea, Hybrid event.
Our speakers from 2021 support the Dornbirn-GFC ASIA with their expert presentation.

Take a look at the lineup of speakers for the two innovative days.

Dornbirn-GFC ASIA
2nd and 3rd March 2022
Hybrid Version


2nd Dornbirn-GFC ASIA

Topics 2022 - 2nd Dornbirn GFC-ASIA:

- Fiber Innovation
- Nonwowens and Technical Textiles
- Composites
- Functional Textiles
- Sustainability Circular Economy

2 - 3 March 2022, Hybridevent
Programm and registration:



Call for Papers 2022

The programme committee is now accepting paper proposals for the Dornbirn GFC Global Fiber Congress 2022.

Looking forward to receiving high-quality submissions that will help shape the challenging future for the fibre- and textile industry and contribute to our world-class technical program.

  • Fiber Innovations
  • Sustainability and Circular Economy/recycling
  • Machinery and equipment for Recycling
  • Digitalisation and Smart Textiles
  • Energy and Mobility
  • Smart, functional Surface
  • Apparel, Sports and Leisure Wear
  • Nonwovens, Technical Textiles and Home Textiles

To present futhermore the most important developments and findings, we kindly invite you to submit your proposal for lectures:Registration form

Proposals will now be accepted through 15 January 2022.


Textile Innovation Week, 25 - 29 October, online

Visit the exhibition booth of DORNBIRN-GFC on the textile innovation event. We present the visitors lectures on the topics NEW FIBRES and further information about the Dornbirn-GFC.

Innovate is a textile innovation event — the showcase for breakthrough production technologies, innovative new textile materials and global innovator.

Our highlight on the WTIN Innovation Week: Panel Discussion
Title: Mega Trends in Fibers
Date: October 28th at 17:30 CET, 5.30 pm CET
Duration: totally 1 hour (40 minutes discussion & 20 minutes Q&A)
Participants: Robert van de Kerkhof ( CCO Lenzing), Gunnar Seide (Professor Biopolymer Institute Maastricht University), Nick Earlam ( CEO Plexus - Cotton), Juha Salmela (CEO Spinnova)







Great public interest in the 60th Dornbirn GFC 2021

With around 500 visitors, the 60th Dornbirn 2021, online event, was a great success.International brands such as Microsoft, Continental, Nike, Adidas etc. were on the road as visitors to the 96 presentations and 25 exhibitors. International brands such as Microsoft, Continental, Nike, Adidas etc. were on the road as visitors to the 96 presentations and 25 exhibitors.

With new contacts and ideas we are starting with the preparations for the 61st Dornbirn-GFC 2022 from September 14 - 16 at the Kulturhaus Dornbirn, Austria.


Visit the exhibition area at the Dornbirn GFC

From 15 - 17 September we will be online for our visitors on air with 96 presentations and an exhibition area with 25 booths. Here are a few examples of the colorful mix.




See and be seen!

Is the motto for the visitors in the meeting room ““. With one click congress participants get into a conversation. Guests can see who is speaking to whom. They move their picture around with their mouse. To join a conversation, they move closer. To leave it, they move away. Simple as that.
As in Dornbirn itself , networking and the exchange of informations is the focus of the congress.


60. Dornbirn-GFC 2021, 15 – 17 September

25 exhibitors: virtual exhibition hall
"": meeting point for getting to know each other and networking
Innovation platform: Packaging Industry meets Fibre Industry
Deep Dive Session & round table: Edana/Index & Dornbirn GFC

 96 technical presentations on the topics:
- Fiber Innovation
- Sustainability and Circular Economy
- Apparel & Fashion & Sustainability
- Surface Modification
- Nonwovens
- Machinery
Program and ticket registration:
Ticket price all inclusive: € 300,-



Specialists from the global fiber world give insight into their latest innovations. We present the speakers of the 3-day online congress from September 15 to 17, 2021. We thank all speakers from industry and research for their support at the anniversary online event.

Information, speaker line-up, ticket registration:


Program with 96 presentations online!

96 expert presentations from industry and academic research support the Dornbirn-GFC 2021 in online format with lectures. Use our innovation platform to secure your knowledge advantage on the following topics.
- Fiber Innovations
- Circular Economy, Sustainability
- Machinery
- Surface Modification
- Apparel &Fashion & Sustainability

60. Dornbirn-GFC 2021 form 15 - 17 September.
Program and ticket registration:


2021 the 60. Dornbirn-GFC network online!

The Global Fiber Congress will network visitors online with 96 lectures and 20 exhibitors from the fiber industry. The program from September 11 - 13, 2021, is available for download on our homepage. The registration for the 3 day ticket is also possible from now on our homepage.

The congress presents the following topics: Fiber Innovation, Circular Economy, Sustainability, Surface Modification, Apparel and Machinery.