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A Warm Homecoming, with a Chilly Climate for Change

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World supply – highlights in upstream business

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A net zero vision

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The 61st Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress attracted more than 550 delegates from 32 countries. Photo courtesy Dornbirn GFC

After many years of talking amongst itself, the circular economy and sustainability remain key challenges for the fiber industry. After two years in the virtual space, the 61st Dornbirn Global …

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The Fiber Year 2022 – Advance notice and key findings

World supply was pushed by manmade fibers but century’s average annual growth rate was missed in the third consecutive year and adverse conditions prevailing make a return to the long-term …

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Over the past half century, nonwovens production in Greater Europe has climbed fifty-fold. Photo courtesy of A.Wilson

A hail of silver bullets required – getting plastics to net zero What if all plastics, including synthetic fibers and nonwovens, could become net zero in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) …

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The first US flag being planted on the moon by Buzz Aldrin on July 21st, 1969. Photo courtesy of NASA

There can be no more potent a symbol of the golden age of synthetic fibers than the planting of the U.S. flag on the moon by Buzz Aldrin on July …

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Dornbirn GFC director Friedrich Weninger

For the second year running, the Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (GFC), now in its 60th edition, was held as a virtual event. Besides the ongoing theme of sustainability, there was …

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