VIENNA, Austria — June 16, 2014 — The 53rd DORNBIRN MAN-MADE CONGRESS (DORNBIRN-MFC) is setting new accents in a globalized world where the communication network is accelerating and intensifying enormously any changes and cycles. These challenges in the field of finance and economy are becoming the decisive factors for success of the European man-made fiber industry. They influence the rhythm of innovation (time to market), the efficiency (resources, consumption of raw materials, energy, sustainability, recycling etc.) and the competitiveness (price per unit, USPs). This will lead to new systems of interdisciplinary cooperation. Life cycle analyses of the whole processing chain will gain momentum.
The plenary session on the opening day will start with a presentation of Mr. Weninger, President of the AUSTRIAN MAN-MADE FIBERS INSTITUTE, followed by welcome addresses of the province of Vorarlberg, a lecture of CIRFS/Brussels on the topic of “The European Man-made Fibers Industry – Global Challenges and Institutional Changes”. Afterwards the Paul Schlack/Wilhelm Albrecht Prize will be awarded. The company Bionic Strategy/Swisttal (D) will deliver a speech on the topic of “The Re-enchantment of the World – Survival Strategies with Brands as Modern Storytellers in an Engineered World”. After a short break EDANA/Brussels will hold a presentation about the challenges and opportunities of the globalnonwovens industry, and OECD, Industrial Microbiological Services a presentation about the “Determining the Efficiency of Antimicrobial Treated Textile”.
Additional Topics Enlarge the Advance in Knowledge
With some 100 lectures from European and international experts we are trying to deliver in 2 1⁄2 days an overview about the diversity of the man-made fibers world. Due to the high quality of the lectures it is practically impossible to present all of them in a condensed form. For a precise picture we kindly ask the participants to consult our programme folder or our homepage www.dornbirn-mfc.com (where last minute changes will be displayed as well).
A novelty within the individual lectures are the main themes “Global Strategies for a Change (Market Specials / New Business Models)” where some examples of decisive factors for success will be presented as well as “Key Technologies” with latest findings in the fields of finishing, coating, machine construction and joint developments between industry and academic research. Further main themes will be “Fiber/Filament Innovations”, “Nonwovens/Filtration”, “Automotive”. The individual lectures will be partially accompanied by introductory presentations on various main topics.
DORNBIRN-MFC the Communication Platform for Cost-conscious Participants
In view of our Leitmotifs for 2014: Innovation, Efficiency and Competitiveness, we have also carefully checked our own cost-position without touching the quality claim of our event. At this occasion we want to thank all our sponsors for their full support of this ambitious target.
Make Use of this Unique Communication Platform
Experience more about the latest trends of the international man-made fibers world and widen your advantage of increased know-how by networking with more than 800 participants from 30 countries.
Simply register online for your participation under www.dornbirn-mfc.com.
We will be pleased to see you again!
Posted July 16, 2014
Source: Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute