About CIRFS

Activities

CIRFS offers a whole range of activities - click on the headings below to see how members can benefit from these.  

- See monthly statistics per fibre on production, deliveries and stocks

- Get information on industry capacities, trends and economic analysis

- Receive free annual worldwide fibre yearbook

- Get access to detailed monthly trade data from 68 countries and 40 product groups

- Represent the industry directly with European and international authorities and get support through lobbying on all issues of interest

- Participate in the elaboration of draft position papers

- Reinforce the voice of the industry with key stakeholders

- Have trade defence actions introduced in case of dumping or subsidies

- Get help in merger cases

- Influence EU developments and upcoming legislation

- Receive guidance and support on trade-related and internal market issues

- Receive all relevant information on sustainability issues affecting the industry

- Exchange best practices and be part of the voice of the industry towards external stakeholders

- Follow up on green economy issues related to man-made fibres such as Product Footprints and Ecolabel

- Follow up chemical substance issues and policies relevant to man-made fibres

- Receive advice and get expertise on REACH

- Have input in risk assessments

- Issue monitoring and management, e.g. ETS carbon leakage status

 

- Get counseling in the official registration of new fibres

- Achieve harmonized standard test methods for the man-made fibres industry

- Participate in Technical Committees and get a direct link to ISO and CEN

- Receive technical documentation and access to resource library

- Follow up and act if necessary on ISO/CEN standards activities related to man-made fibres

- Get information on European research programmes and guiding opportunities

- Be supported in research projects

- Be involved and unite with industry, and academia at the Dornbirn Man-Made Fibres Congress

- Get members-only resources and information on website

- Receive internal position papers and reports 

- Access global press data about developments in man-made fibres 

- Get information on fibres and companies through website www.cirfs.org

- Contribute to raising positive awareness of man-made fibres and promoting their use in textiles

- Receive free newsletter (activity report)

- Exchange views at all levels on a neutral platform within strict antitrust rules 

- Learn through participation in committees

- Get information and influence downstream and upstream through CIRFS memberships (textile/apparel and chemical industry) and contacts to many other industry associations

- Improve business connections through global man-made fibres network