Title: Symposium--Improving the Competitiveness of Natural Fibers to Increase Market Share
Lead Community Sponsor: Cotton and Other Fibers Community
Format: Oral Symposium
Keywords: competition, market share and natural fibers
Session Description: The symposium on “Improving the competitiveness of natural fibers to increase market share” will concentrate on three main topics: · Global overview of the world situation with natural and man-made fibers. Why the downward trend in natural fibers consumption worldwide?· Environmental impact of man-made fibers vs. natural fibers (pollution, microfibers problem, etc.). · How far can we go to modify drastically natural fibers (specifically cotton) to better compete with man-made fibers)?