The first International Conference covering cellulose fibers, organized by nova-Institute, will take place from 11–12 February 2020 in Cologne, Germany.

According to the institute, the market for cellulose fibers in textiles has had a cumulated annual growth rate (CAGR) of at least 10% over the last ten years, making them the fastest growing fiber group in the textile industry and the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy worldwide.

The high growth rates are driven by the demand for natural fibers, the microplastic problem and possible bans for plastic fibers, nova-Institute says.

The new conference will cover the value chain of cellulose fibers and a wide range of applications.

More information can be found here.

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