The Fiber Year

Andreas W. Engelhardt, former senior manager at Oerlikon Textile International Business, is the founder and president of The Fiber Year GmbH. The company’s target is to provide international expertise, analyses, strategy consulting and customized solutions. The company’s strategic advantage after broadening its scope is to offer a holistic approach from fibers to fabrics following the general idea to bridge fiber and filament manufacturing with subsequent processing activities in knitting, weaving and nonwovens fabric production.


23. May 2023

TFY 2023: Executive Summary

World supply got into the red in 2022 with the entire fiber segment increasing, filaments declining and spunlaids unsurprisingly softening. The expansion in the staple fiber […]
10. May 2023

TFY 2023 – 3-Year Loss of 20 Million Tonnes of Fibers (Update)

The Fiber Year 2023 is nearing completion and will be ready for publication end of May. Some final confirmations for manmade fiber manufacturing are still pending […]
9. March 2023

TFY 2023 – From Optimism to Recession

Work for The Fiber Year 2023 still is in full swing but recognizable is a similar development to 2020 with natural fiber supply expanding and manmade […]

Fiber Outlook 2022/23

Upcoming Events

  • June 2023ITMA 2023

    Milano, Italy
  • September 202329th China International Manmade Fiber Conference

    PR China
  • September 202362nd Dornbirn Manmade Fibers Congress

    Dornbirn, Austria