February 28 – March 1, 2023

Nakkila, Finland


Suominen Sustainability & New Fiber Seminar brings together professionals from across the nonwoven production value chain, from fiber production to converters. The seminar program includes inspiring presentations and a visit to the Suominen piloting facility and brand-new Green Lab. The Seminar is also a great place for networking, you can engage in inspiring conversations during the seminar days and dinner at the historic Villilä Manor.

The seminar is by invitation only.




Tuesday February 28


12:00 noon



1:00 p.m.

Welcome & Opening
Focus on Sustainability & New fibers


1:20 p.m.

Market outlook


2:00 p.m.

What does the buzzword “carbon footprint” mean in the nonwoven industry?
Noora Rantanen, Manager, Sustainability & Marketing, Suominen


2:40 p.m.

Coffee break


3:10 p.m.

Bast Fibre Technologies Inc.
Sero Hemp Fibre: Engineered by Nature; Enhanced by BFT; Desired by Consumers
Jason Finnis, Executive VP, Chief Innovation Officer (BFT Co-Founder)


3:50 p.m.

Mission to produce Most Sustainable Fiber in the World with Unique Technology
Timo Hiekkaranta, Director Nonwovens
Enja Kim, Senior Fibre Application Specialist


4:30 p.m.

Lenzing’s Climate Action Plan: Introducing Carbon neutral VEOCEL™ fibers on the Road to Zero
Miray Acar, Head of Marketing&Branding EU/AM/MEA
Jürgen Eizinger, Senior Commercial Director EU/AM/MEA


5:15 p.m.

Day one wrap-up


6:00 p.m.

Welcome drinks (sponsored by Lenzing) and Dinner at Villilä Manor


9:00 p.m.

Transportation to the hotel



Wednesday March 1


Breakfast & check-out at the hotel


8:00 a.m.

Transportation to the seminar venue


8:45 a.m.

Get ready for the tour & safety instructions


9:00 a.m.

Pilot tour and demo
Bast Fibre Technologies’ sero™ hemp fibres and Patterning demo


10:00 a.m.

Green Lab visit
Disintegration test


11:00 a.m.

Day two wrap-up


12:00 noon

Transportation to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport


The program may be subject to change.


Mari Rahkola
Senior Manager, Business Development