Our TextileTechnology team: Mechthild Maas and Claudia van Bonn (Source: TextileTechnology)
With 557 participants from more than 30 countries, the Dornbirn Global Fibers Congress (GFC) 2022, was a great success after a 2-year pandemic-related break. From September 14-16, 2022, in Dornbirn/Austria visitors and speakers were able to expand their network to push forward the necessary developments.
The presentations were made on the topics of fiber innovations, sustainability, circular economy and recycling, smart functional surface, nonwovens, and apparel and sports.
Due to the challenges of the last years, caused by the corona virus, the organizers of the congress were able to really learn a lot. This year the needs of the visitors were covered through networking at the event live in person and online on demand access for visitors with limited mobility. With this future model, the Dornbirn GFC will be prepared for new challenges.
Dornbirn GFC online on demand offers until October 2, 2022 will show the opening of the Dornbirn GFC 2022, the awarding of the Paul Schlack Prize, CEO panel with key note speakers, 100 expert lectures from industry, universities and research institutes, discussion session with the speakers and the exhibition area.
The Paul Schlack/Wilhelm Albrecht Prize 2022 was this year awarded to
Dr. Robert Tonndorf from the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM) at the TU Dresden/Germany, for his project “Development of manufacturing technologies for the production of biomimetic fiber-based scaffolds from collagen for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine”.
The honorary prize was awarded to Leonie Reinders from the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF), Denkendorf/Germany, for her project “Development of novel oxide ceramic fibers for high-temperature applications”.
Presenteation of the Paul Schlack Prize (l-to-r) Friedrich Weninger, Robert Toondorf, Leonie Reinders, Frederic van Houte, Hilmar Fuchs, Robert van de Kerkhof
The award ceremony was organized and conducted by Frédéric van Houte of the European Man-Made Fibers Association (CIRFS), Brussels/Belgium.
Dornbirn GFC Global Fiber Congress will take place in Dornbirn from September 13-15, 2023.