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NFC Rome 2020 

7th International

Conference on Innovative Natural Fiber Composites for Industrial Applications

3-5 June 2020

 Plant fibre composites

 Ligno-cellulose fibers

(such as hemp, flax, bamboo, etc.)

 Sustainable applications 




Sustainable development towards circular economy is an increasing priority of governments and companies, driven by growing environmental awareness.


Academic research and industrial development explore new ways to create greener and environmentally friendlier materials for a variety of applications in a number of sectors, including aeronautics, automotive, and construction industry.

NFC2020, following the success of the previous conferences held in Rome in October 2007, April 2009, October 2011, October 2013, October 2015 and October 2017, is a good opportunity to discuss investigation of alternative natural fibres, interface, compatibility, bio-resins, toughness, impact, nanomaterials, etc.

NFC2020 aims at exploring the principal advantages of natural fibre reinforcements, such as lightweight, worldwide availability, ease of recycling, sustainability, renewability, thermal and acoustic insulation, reduced manufacturing energy and carbon dioxide neutrality, which are nowadays more easily quantified using Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) methodology.

Submit your extended abstract by 31st March 2020
 CHAIR: Giuliano Coppotelli (Sapienza)
 Claudio Scarponi (Sapienza)
 Fabrizio Sarasini (Sapienza)
 Jacopo Tirillò (Sapienza)
 Carlo Santulli (Unicam)
 Claudia Sergi
 Francesca Sbardella 


 Ryszard Kozlowski (Escorena)

 Holmer Savastano Junior (Universidade de Sao Paulo)

 Alain Bourmaud (Université de la Bretagne du Sud)

Due to the spread of

Covid-19, NFC2020

is now cancelled.

Sorry for inconvenience.

Selected papers from NFC2020 will be published on the Journal of Natural Fibers (JNF) 

JNF considers all papers concerned in research and development of multi-purpose applications on the economical and ecological production of hard fibers, protein fibers, seed, bast, leaf, and cellulosic fibers.

In particular:

New processing methods and techniques

New trends and economic aspects of processing natural raw materials

Sustainable agriculture and eco-friendly techniques addressing environmental concerns, efficient assessment of the life cycle of natural fibers-based products, and natural reclamation of polluted land.