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May 23–25, 2012, the conference will be organized and hosted by Empa, the Swiss federal research institution for material sciences and technology development within the ETH Domain. Empa’s R&D activities link together applications-oriented research and the practical implementation of new ideas, science and industry.

The conference will once more confirm the long term commitment of Empa to textile research. Dr. Rudolf Hufenus, Advanced Fibers, and Dr. René Rossi, Protection and Physiology, are responsible for the management of this conference.


The Fiber Society, a nonprofit professional and scientific association founded in 1941, advances scientific knowledge pertaining to fibers, fiber-based products, and fibrous materials by providing bi-annual conferences.


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