Sustainable Innovations in Nonwovens

Transforming the nonwoven industry by developing sustainable, renewable alternatives for everyday items such as diapers, face masks, and packaging. In this hybrid seminar, members of the SUSTAFIT research project share insights on how to develop solutions that are not only planet-friendly, but also economically viable.
Collection of white and grey nonwoven fabrics
Photo: Esa Kapila

How can we transform the nonwoven industry to be more sustainable while fostering economic growth?

Imagine everyday items—face masks, diapers, packaging—made from renewable sources like natural and recycled fibers, reducing our reliance on non-biodegradable materials.

SUSTAFIT - Sustainable fit-for-purpose nonwovens is a research project working to make everyday nonwoven products more environmentally friendly by developing sustainable alternatives in the nonwoven industry.  With a dual objective, SUSTAFIT not only advances sustainable nonwovens through research but also aims to commercialize solutions, developing market-ready alternatives that can propel Finnish industries into the global market.

Join us for a half-day hybrid seminar open for everyone, highlighting the latest advancements in sustainable nonwovens. Speakers from the SUSTAFIT research project will share insights on the project’s outcomes, innovations, and contributions to environmental and economic sustainability.

8:30 – 9:30 Morning Coffee
9:30 – 9:40 Opening words
9:40 - 10:15 Lightning talks (7 x 5 min talks)
10:15 – 11:30 Poster session, exhibition, and mingling

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with a collection of nonwoven prototypes and materials in the same space as the seminar. 

To participate in the event, we kindly ask that you complete the registration form. 

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