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Vienna - The 2020 edition of the Dornbirn Global Fibre Congress has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic with organisers preparing a series of webinars as an alternative.

"Due to the impact of Covid-19 there will be no possibility to conduct the congress in its usual form this year," organisers said in a statement. "The travel restrictions and the extraordinary economic situation complicate the planning of events. The health aspect and the safety of our visitors are in the foreground of our decision."

Following the decision, organisers will present a series of online lectures and discussions in from 16-18 September with a focus across a number of key topics.

The programme includes:

  • A keynote presentation on Green Deal – Implications for the textile Industry and the awarding of the Paul Schlack/Wilhelm Albrecht Prize.
  • Lectures and discussions on topics including: Leading Polymer Recycling Technologies; Smart, integrated, digital textile production chain; Lessons learned from packaging – EPR schemes for Textiles; and Circular Economy.

There will also be a number of lectures and discussions on key issues such as PPE Production – a challenge for the industry.

The webinars will be free of charge with a link released shortly.

For further details go to www.dornbirn-gfc.com

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