Cellulose fibres are virtually miracle materials – Almost endless possibilities and high market growth due to great demand!

2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, 2–3 February (online event) – Cellulose fibres have a wide range of applications that are increasingly expanding. The markets are driven by technological developments and political framework conditions, especially bans and restrictions on plastics and increasing sustainability requirements.


The environmental need for an industry based on renewable carbon puts natural materials in the spotlight. Cellulose fibres meet many demands: The demands of new policies, the demands of consumers with increasing awareness and a new sense of appreciation for natural materials, the market demands for diversely applicable strong and soft materials and the demands of our planet, which is already burdened far too heavy by microplastics and greenhouse gases.

“The first conference on cellulose fibres hit the mark. We have given the growing industry an ideal platform for exchange and networking. Due to the extremely positive feedback, we believe that we will be able to attract even more experts from the cellulose fibre sector for the second event.”, stated Michael Carus, CEO of nova-Institute and initiator of the conference.


In order to help innovations progress, to spread new ideas and to support the forming of a valuable and fruitful network, the 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres will cover the entire value chain and a huge variety of applications. nova-Institute will offer extensive networking and participation opportunities at the online event using a special conference software from Finland. Participants will be able to take part in speaker discussions, face-to-face meetings with other experts and joint lunch breaks. Asta Partanen and Michael Carus from the nova-Institute will be guiding through the 2-day conference, for which already 110 participants from 18 different countries registered and 300 are expected.The focus will be on strategies, markets, technologies and sustainability – particularly on alternative cellulose feedstocks in order to reduce the demand for virgin cellulose. nova-Institute is happy to welcome 24 speakers from 10 different countries who are leading experts in many different fields and applications of cellulose fibres.

Conference programme