The fifth edition of the ICNF is on!

From May 17 to 19, 2021, the city of Funchal, Madeira island - Portugal, will host the International Conference on Natural Fibers 2021

Already recognized as a leading event regarding scientific innovation in materials based on natural fibers, the ICNF conference is back and in its fifth edition the theme will be ‘Materials of the Future’.


More than 500 international researchers presented their work on this stage to an audience of hundreds of universities, research centers and multinational companies.


The ICNF has an increasing relevance due to the environmental concern and depletion of non-renewable resources, since natural fibers are greatly enlarging its range of applications in different industrial areas. Consequently, extensive technological and scientific research and developments are being undertaken by WANFR and other associations around the world, turning these amazing materials into eco-friendly value added products and stepping towards a greener world.

The Call for Abstracts is already open!

All interested researchers may submit their abstracts for oral or poster presentation until December 31, 2020.


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The fifth edition of the ICNF is on!

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