Fiber Push – From fibre to innovation

Over two-thirds of all technical innovations can be attributed, directly or indirectly, to new materials. Here fibre-based materials are among the most important drivers of innovation. With a series of new functionalities and performance features, they make a very important contribution to creating a sustainable economy and greater quality of life and prosperity for our society. ‏‏Besides technological and economic aspects, ecological demands are increasingly becoming significant for assessing innovations. More than ever before, there is a demand for solutions that improve the efficiency of materials and resources, take life cycle engineering into account and pay attention to the environmental footprint. Fibre materials, for example from renewable raw materials or manufactured ecologically, offer special potential for development here. ‏‏

Sustainable development and management

FIBER PUSH, the new material-oriented area of business at AFBW, takes up these themes and aligns its projects to the benchmark of sustainable development and business. Innovative fibre materials, which facilitate sustainable use of resources, use alternative sources of raw materials and extend product service life, are at the heart of this. ‏‏It is intended that, with the support of FIBER PUSH, business and research will be able to develop possibilities for integrating renewable raw materials and new fibre materials into the textile chain and in cross-sector fields of application.

FIBER PUSH topics

Renewable raw materials

Fibre processing and fibre production of hemp, flax, cotton, cellulose, wood, wool

New fibres

Functional use with new fibres such as Q-milk, basalt, polymers, biopolymers (PLA, PEF = polyethylene furanoate)

 

Sustainability in the textile chain

Environmental footprint, life cycling, substitution of fossil resources, etc. Sustainability generates a wide range of topics