DORNBIRN-MFC is the Europe-centred innovation platform for the fibre industry and the downstream manufacturing stages acting to serve as a generator of ideas and the basis for networking. This is borne out by the growing number of both participants and the countries they represent.
With more than a hundred top-class international expert lectures from academic research and industry turned this event into something unique and was applauded a huge success my attendees and organisers.
Many interesting lectures were offered by Asia with a focal point on Japan, but also on China, Sri Lanka and Turkey.
In addition to the excellent plenary speeches and expert lectures, the Congress was concluded with one special panel ‘Fibres, Textiles and Nonwovens for protective applications’ moderated by Isa Hofmann on the subject of “The never-ending story of ultra- light and ingenious high-performance features: What`s next?“
Those participating in the panel debate were; Giovanni Henssen – DSM (NL), Oliver Spöcker – Lenzing (A), Evelyne Orndoff – NASA (US), Pierluigi Berardi – Nilit (I), Helmuth Zepf – PBI (D), Mike Stanhope – Tencate (US).
International participants from over 30 countries took part at the congress with the Early Bird Fee claimed by a third of the participants.
The greatest interest was from the USA, Japan, Korea and China was represented by a delegation of more than 20 people.
Dornbirn Congress 57, September 12 – 14, 2018
The following main topics will be discussed next year:
- Fibre Innovations
- Transport und Mobility
- Energy Storage
- Surface Modification and Additives
Presentation proposals for the Austrian Fibers Institute for 2018 are already being accepted – [email protected] (working title, short summary and contact data)
For more information, go to www.dornbirn-mfc.com