Connecting fibres: The cellulose fibre industry impresses with innovation and vision

Connecting fibres: The cellulose fibre industry impresses with innovation and vision

10 February 2022, Mumbai:

Cellulose Fibre Innovations of the Year: Carbon Fibres from Wood, Carbon-negative Virgin Fibres from Straw and Sustainable Menstruation Panties.

The annual highlight of the industry is the International Conference on Cellulose Fibres in Cologne (, where the latest innovations were showcased last week: new cellulose fibre technologies for various feedstocks and a wide range of hygiene and textile products as well as alternatives to plastics and carbon fibre for lightweight constructions.

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Cellulose fibres show impressive growth and increasingly expanding range of applications, while at the same time markets are driven by technological developments and political framework conditions, especially bans and restrictions on plastics and increasing sustainability requirements. The winners of the innovation award bear witness to the diversity of cellulose applications.

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Innovation Award Live at the conference, host nova-Institute and award sponsor GIG Karasek GmbH granted the “Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year” award to one of six highly interesting products.

First Winner: Carbon Fibres from Wood – German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (Germany)

Second Winner: Fibers365, Truly Carbon-Negative Virgin Fibres from Straw - Fibers365 (Germany)

Third Winner: Sustainable Menstruation Panties: Application-driven Fibre Functionalisation – Kelheim Fibres (Germany)

About the conference

Cellulosic fibres are the fastest growing fibre group in the textile industry and also the largest investment sector in the global bioeconomy.

The challenge now is to achieve a balance between the ongoing capacity expansion and the growing demand, to avoid overcapacity while still meeting rising demand from the major brands.


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