PREFERRED MMC ROUND TABLE

PREFERRED MAN-MADE CELLULOSICS ROUND TABLE

JOIN OUR 2017 MAN-MADE CELLULOSICS ROUND TABLE IN WASHINGTON D.C.

WHEN: 10am-1pm, October 12, 2017 (following TE’s 2017 Sustainability Conference)
WHERE: The William F. Bolger Center, Potomac, Maryland, USA (15 minutes outside of Washington, D.C.)
AGENDA: Click here for preliminary agenda
REGISTRATION: Click here to register
QUESTIONS? Contact Simone@TextileExchange.org

 
JOIN OUR 2017 PREFERRED MAN-MADE CELLULOSICS ROUND TABLE IN WASHINGTON DC

WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2017 (following TE’s 2017 Sustainability Conference)
WHERE: The William F. Bolger Center in Potomac, Maryland (15 minutes outside of Washington, D.C.)
REGISTRATION: Click here to register
CONTACT: Lisa@TextileExchange.org

Manmade cellulosic fibers (MMC) (Viscose/Rayon, Lyocell, Modal) are the second most important group of cellulosic fibers after cotton, with an average demand of 5-6 million tons annually. MMC, usually made of wood or bamboo, are produced mostly in Asia (over 80%), mainly in China (over 60%).
MMC volumes are expected to grow fast in the next 15 years, possibly reaching 10 million tons annually. There is huge potential for sustainable – or preferred – MMC to gain a higher market share: According to the MarketsandMarkets.com 2015 Report, the regenerated fiber segment is projected to account for the largest share within the eco fiber market by 2020. Growth is estimated at 5-6% per annum, ahead of synthetics at 4-5%, and cotton at 1-2%.

The management of resources and inputs as well as the efficiency and control of the manufacturing process can make a MMC products a preferred fiber choice. Recently (since around 2010) there has been progress on recycling of cellulosics and blending as well.

There is more to do to reach economies of scale. Challenges are still to be overcome in the forest, the factory, and the marketplace. This Round Table aims to transform business – move from linear to circular, and to find solutions to technical, societal, and commercial barriers to growth.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in partnering one of this year’s Round Table meetings, please contact Lisa@TextileExchange.org and we will be happy to send you some more information on the opportunities available.

 
PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If you are interested in partnering one of this year’s Round Table meetings, please contact Lisa@TextileExchange.org and we will be happy to send you some more information on the opportunities available.

CONTACT US
Liesl Truscott, European & Materials Strategy Director Liesl@TextileExchange.org  Lisa Emberson, Materials Platform Coordinator Lisa@TextileExchange.org