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Considering circularity at EDANA

Considered understanding of the challenges at hand and the range of solutions and innovations to meet them.

11th October 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Brussels, Belgium

Medical/Hygiene, Industrial

Bringing together key stakeholders and industry players, the second edition of EDANA’s Circular Nonwovens Forum enabled engaged professionals to discuss the latest trends and innovations around circularity within the sector. 

Held on the 30th of September, both online and in person at La Hulpe in Brussels, Belgium, the forum gathered nonwoven manufacturers, their suppliers and converters for an in-depth engagement on challenges and opportunities in the pursuit of a circular economy for nonwovens.

Many delegates were greatly enthused to attend an in-person event again and feedback was very positive on a programme covering biodegradable testing and certification, innovations in materials and production processes and the challenges of recycling.

“At Jacob Holm we are very driven by sustainability,” said Christel Dendas, the company’s president of health and skin care “I learnt a lot about new technologies and to hear contrasting points of view is always valuable. “It was wonderful to see people face to face again.”

“It was good seeing people from all over Europe and from our industry, and it was an interesting mix between the hybrid and face to face,” said Frank Aberle, business unit manager at Norafin Industries “It was maybe easier for many to share insights and knowledge. I’m looking forward to learning more at INDEX and at the next edition of the CNF.”

“I am very encouraged by the growth of this event in both reach and scope,” said Gil Stevens, External Relations and Sustainability Director at EDANA. “It is truly rewarding and motivational to see such expert level participation. Such a considered understanding of the challenges at hand and the range of solutions and innovations to meet them, has exceeded our objectives. Thanks to all who attended and contributed.”

The platform and all conference content will remain accessible to stream for attendees until 1st November. Registration will remain open for those who would like to access the conference and network with participants.

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