When: Wednesday, October 9th, 2024
Where: Look 21, Türlenstraße 2, 70191 Stuttgart

Innovative natural fiber products are a growing market due to their functional properties in many applications as textiles, technical applications, lightweight materials. Moreover, the enhanced use of natural fibers can contribute to the achievement of climate targets by the reduction of consumption of fossil resources and energy.

Currently, there are various technologies, upcoming and already on the market, worldwide to process natural fibers. The NATURALfiberEXTRACTION Congress aims to create a platform for all stakeholders involved in the supply chain - from farmers to users – to get an overview of the different technologies, to share experiences and to provide a decision support for building an effective, economic, and reliable supply chain for natural fibers.

The NATURALfiberEXTRACTION Congress intends to promote sustainable business, showing solutions to effec-tively process plant-based raw materials and residues into fibers for clothing, home textiles and technical applica-tions. The focus of the congress is on industrialized fiber extraction, as this is where fiber and textile technology know-how is most needed.

THE Congress NATURALfiberEXTRACTION will take place under the scientific coordination of PD Dr.-Ing. Thomas Stegmaier and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Milwich (DITF).


You are cordially invited to submit abstracts with focus on the following R&D fields and areas of expertise:

  • Sustainable fiber extraction technologies along the supply chain from agriculture to industrial processes
  • Substrate disintegration
  • Fibrillation
  • Decortication
  • Refining
  • Fiber extraction / decortication machinery
  • Methods to farm, harvest and process flax, hemp, hop, kenaf, jute and other biogenic fibers
  • Biopolymer to coat natural fibers and textiles and for fiber reinforced compounds
  • Test methods, simulation models, industry 4.0 solutions
  • Functional testing and product development
  • Sustainability assessment of natural fiber production and use
  • Consumer and marketing aspects of natural fiber

Lectures from fiber extraction specialists - from farming, harvesting to industrialized processing, also in combination with biopolymers - from research institutes and companies are all welcome. Kindly submit contributions as informal abstracts.
We are looking for 15–20-minute contributions on the state of the art and new solutions in the world of fiber extraction.

Deadline Call for Papers: 31 July 2024

Julia Kottmann
- Allianz Faserbasierte Werkstoffe Baden-Württemberg e.V
phone: +49 (0) 711 21050 30

We look forward to receiving your submissions!