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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.


Panel Discussion in the segment protective applications

The second day will be concluded with a discussion on “The endless saga of ultra-light & ingenious high performance features: What’s next?” Moderated by Dr. I. Hofmann / IHOFMANN (DE), the panel will include E. Orndoff / NASA (US), M. Stanhope / Tencate (US), O. Spöcker / Lenzing AG (AT), P. Berardi / Nilit (IT), Helmut Zepf / PBI Performance Products Inc. (US) and a representative of DSM Dyneema (NL).


Panel Discussion in the field of sports and leisure wear

A panel on  “Sustainability & Performance – a contradiction in this industry?” has been planned for Thursday noon, just before the lunch break; discussants are R. Bethmann / VAUDE (DE),  Kate Riley / Adidas (DE), R. Vitarana / MAS Holding (Sri Lanka), Y. Dandapure /Lululemon (CA) and other Brands, who will be headed by Giuseppe Gherzi / Gherzi Consulting(CH).


Management Talk on Opening Day

On the most timely subject of “Marine Litter – a problem turned into an innovative opportunity“. The panel will be headed by W. Woitsch, a partner of SYNGROUP Consulting (AT). Other panel members will be Prof. FJ Radermacher / Ulm University (DE),
P. Meister / Adidas (DE), W. Rauch / IVC (DE), R. van de Kerkhof / Lenzing AG (AT),
Donal Breen / Indorama/Wellman (TH) and HM Schally /EU (BE).


New main-programme folder on 56. Dornbirn-MFC

You will find the details on more than 100 expert lectures as well as to the planned panel discussions in our new main-programme. This year´s Dornbirn-MFC will be devoted to the following main topics:

  • Fiber innovations
  • Fibers, textiles and nonwovens for hygienic and healthcare applications
  • Fibers, textiles and nonwovens for protective applications
  • Fibers, textiles and nonwovens for sports and leisure wear

Please feel free to download the actual main-programme:

Download main-programme


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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