New management for the Dornbirn Man-Made Fiber Congress

Friedrich Weninger has succeeded Heinz Kmonicek as manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute (Austrian-MFI) and Chairman of the Program Committee of the Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress, the latter, which is scheduled for September 16-18, 2015. At the same time, Robert van de Kerkhof, board member of Lenzing AG since May 2014 , became the new president of the Austrian-MFI.

Under the direction of Mr. Weninger the Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress is to increasingly act as a generator of ideas and serve as the basis for networking in the interest of the global fiber industry and its downstream manufacturing stages. Cooperation between the industry, universities, technical colleges and trade associations will be further intensified. This way they hope to enhance value creation that will ultimately benefit all players in the market, and promote the international character of the congress while preserving its European heart and making sure that its emphasis on technology is maintained.

DORNBIRN-MFC to become a Green Meeting / Green Event

The leadership aims to make the Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress conform to the guidelines of the Austrian Eco-Label for Green Meetings and Green Events. This Eco Label is awarded to events that excel by special eco-friendliness and sustainability. In this respect special importance attaches to environmentally friendly travel arrangements, CO2– reduction, ecological catering, eco- friendly accommodation as well as material and waste management. Printed material for the event (preliminary and final programs), will be on eco-friendly paper and printing processes and thus the use of FSC- and TCF-certified paper is planned for 2015.

DORNBIRN-MFC as a generator of ideas and centre of networking

In recent years the Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress has become a global “brand.“ This is borne out by the growing number of both participants and the countries they represent. The Europe-centered innovation platform for the fiber industry and the downstream manufacturing stages is to serve as a generator of ideas and the basis for networking, with each and every participant contributing to the success of the meeting. More than 100 specialized papers will be presented at the September event covering subjects such as:

  • Fiber and filament innovations, (bio-) polymers
  • Functionalisation and adaptation of fibers and surfaces
  • Nonwovens/Filtration
  • Environment and health
  • Advanced fiber and processing technology

More than 800 participants from over 30 countries are expected to the event. The deadline for the early-bird bonus is May 31, 2015.

For more information contact:

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A-1090 W i e n / Austria
Tel.: +43 (0) 1 319 29 09 – 41
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