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 to the international textile industry. 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.


25. January 2022

TFY2021: World Staple Fibers

Current story in IFJ comprises a summary on staple fibers at globel stage with a distinct tendency in favor of mainly wood-based types after the turn […]
7. December 2021

Holistic approach from fibers to fabrics

Actual IFJ article summarizes key findings of the new Fabric Year report
18. November 2021

The Fabric Year 2021

Presentation with Chinese subtitles and additional contributions from China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA) and INDA is now available for on-demand viewing in Groz-Beckert media […]

Fiber Outlook beyond 2020

Upcoming Events

  • february 20223rd International Conference on Cellulose Fibers

    Cologne, Germany
  • June 2022Techtextil

    Frankfurt, Germany
  • September 202261st Dornbirn GFC Global Fiber Congress 2022

    Dornbirn, Austria
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