6th International Conference on Natural Fibers Concludes with Resounding Success
The 6th edition of the International Conference on Natural Fibers has come to a close, leaving behind a trail of impressive achievements and groundbreaking research in its wake. This prestigious event brought together experts, researchers, and industry professionals from 39 countries.
Throughout the conference, 316 abstracts were submitted, reflecting the immense interest and engagement surrounding natural fiber research. The event saw 273 registrations, further attesting to its importance within the field. The scientific program featured 172 oral presentations and 85 poster presentations, which provided a unique platform and opportunity for researchers and companies to share their innovative findings and scientific advancements.
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Recognizing exceptional contributions, the conference awarded two deserving winners of the Natural Fibrenamics Award. Jörg Kaufmann from Germany, for his groundbreaking work on the "Bio-Based Snowboard with preforms made from hemp fiber and recycled carbon fiber vlies." This innovative project highlights the potential of natural fibers in creating sustainable and high-performance sports equipment. Also, Mubarak Ahmad Khan from Bangladesh, was awarded for his research on the "Jute Cellulose Based completely Biodegradable Biopolymer as an Alternative to Single Use Plastics." Khan's work offers an environmentally friendly solution to combat the issue of single-use plastics, further emphasizing the versatility of natural fibers.
In addition to the Natural Fibrenamics Award, the conference also awarded Pedro Guerrero from the University of the Basque Country, Spain, as the recipient of the Best Poster Award. Guerrero's research addressed the production of sustainable membranes for battery separators using cellulose and soy protein.
The conference was a hub for knowledge exchange, fostering collaboration among researchers, industry representatives, and academics. Attendees had the opportunity to engage in insightful discussions, explore emerging trends, and gain a deeper understanding of the applications and potential of natural fibers.
As the 6th International Conference on Natural Fibers concluded, it left a lasting impact on the industry, leaving several scientific discoveries which will generate new studies and innovative products for the market.
With these results, it is expected that this research area will continue to attract the interest of more researchers and companies and, for this very reason, the 7th edition of the International Conference on Natural Fibers has already been confirmed for 2025.
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