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Adhesive labels – Production. Testing. Application.

It is hard to imagine a world without adhesive labels. They are an integral part of our daily lives and are largely used in the packaging industry. Meet numerous fields of application and look with us into the future of self-adhesive labels.

Modern self-adhesive labels consist of a multilayer combination of coated and uncoated base papers, plastic films, pressure-sensitive adhesives and printing substrates. The diverse possibilities in the composition of this composite result in end products with diverse property profiles.

Learn about the interaction of the individual components and the testing of such material composites using a variety of measuring methods. In this basic course “Adhesive labels – Production. Testing. Application”, you will gain basic knowledge about the structure, manufacture and testing of adhesive labels.

Event Information:

  • Date: Tuesday, 08/06/2021 l 09:00 to 17:00
  • Format: Online event
  • Price: 590,00 €
  • Early bird price: Secure your early bird price until 13.04.2021 and save 10% from the list price.
  • Stifter advantage: Member companies of a PTS Stifterverband always receive 10% off the list price.

Click here to register.

Chemical paper analysis by IR and Raman spectroscopy

Today, the paper industry is confronted with a growing demand for new products using paper and board with enhanced properties and new functionalities.

This complex composition of papers still today presents a great challenge to paper analysis, especially when paper components are present in low concentrations and have to be studied for their microscopic distribution in the paper cross-section. Infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopy have great potential for a comprehensive and very specific chemical characterization of paper. Raman microscopy, in particular, offers new possibilities to chemical paper analysis.

We will introduce you the use of IR spectroscopy and Raman microscopy to analyse the detailed chemical composition and structure of paper and paper products. Furthermore, the use of spectroscopic analyses of documents and works of art on paper for their authentication and the detection of forgeries will be demonstrated.

PTS Insight – Information:

  • Date: Wednesday, 28.04.2021 l 10 am to 11:30 am CE
  • Online Event: MS Teams
  • free of charge l 0 €

Registration here!

PTS Recovered Paper Online-Conference

The PTS Recovered Paper Conference will provide a major platform for presentation and discussion of the latest developments in the fields of recovered paper collection, sorting, and quality control. It will offer networking opportunities and include panel discussions on the current trends and their potential for transforming the paper recycling industry.

The event takes place online and we encourage you to participate by asking your questions live, but we will also include a watch-on-demand option for later viewing across the globe. We are looking forward to welcoming you on May 18! Please find below a list of topics we will cover and detailed information on the registration process.

Topics

1 Reaching a Circular Economy
2 Design for Recycling
3 Collection and Sorting of recovered paper
4 Recyclability assessment methods
5 Recovered paper quality management
6 Optimization of stock preparation and paper production
7 Reject Handling – Waste to X technologies”

Registration:

Date: 18 & 19 May 2021
Venue: Online
Price: 595 € net (535.50 € until 17 April)
PTS Donor advantage: As a member company in one of the PTS donor associations, you receive a 10% discount on the list price.

To register, please click here.

PTS Basic Course Microscopic Examination of Paper, Fibers and Fillers

Detect quality defects, check the compositions of papers and identify fibers by means of microscopy!

You will learn how to carry out and set up microscopic tests in terms of quality control and assurance in the application and practice-oriented PTS basic course “Quality control and assurance by microscopic testing of fibers, fillers and paper”.

In addition to theoretical basic knowledge, you can look forward to the practical structure of the course:

  • Special methods of light microscopy (polarization, phase contrast, dark field, fluorescence)
  • Scanning electron microscopy and X-ray microanalysi
  • Methods for identification of fibrous materials and paper constituent
  • Image analytical methods – Domas
  • Microscopy of interfering or defective areas on papers, printed products and packaging product
  • Sample preparation for microscopic examination

Event Information:

  • Date: Tuesday, 15.06. to Wednesday, 16.06.2021
  • Venue: Paper Technology Foundation, Heidenau
  • Early bird rate: secure your early bird rate by 03/29/2021 and save 10% off the list price.
  • Founder discount: If your company is a member of a PTS Stifterverband, you will receive a 10% discount off the list price regardless of when you book.

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Recycling-friendly design of fiber-based food packaging

In the course of avoiding plastic, the desire of users and end consumers for fiber-based packaging is increasing. Due to legal requirements such as the Single Use Plastics Directive of the EU and the German Packaging Act, paper and cardboard packaging are booming.

In the comprehensive PTS online workshop “Recycling-friendly design of fiber-based food packaging”, the participants learn compactly in three days:

  • the various regulatory and technological requirements for recyclability,
  • the biodegradability of fiber-based packaging,
  • the requirements for food safety, environmental labels and misleading that are placed on packaging,
  • the technological possibilities of finishing paper and cardboard to achieve the required packaging properties such as barriers (gas, fat, moisture, migration), shape and printability.

Information & registration:

  • Date: Tuesday, April 13th until Thursday, April 15th, 2021
  • Venue: Online Workshop Price: € 950.00
  • Number of participants: In order to guarantee the quality of the workshop and to respond to individual questions and topics, the number of participants is limited.
  • Donor discount: Member companies from the PTS donors’ associations receive a 10% discount on the list price regardless of the time of booking.

More information you can find here.

PTS Fibre Symposium 2021

Bringing together the latest developments in fibre research with a unique networking opportunity with us at the PTS Fibre Symposium 2021!

Lignocellulosic fibre materials from wood and non-wood sources play an increasing role in the development of a global and carbon dioxide neutral bioeconomy. Growing markets in the global packaging, health, mobility and construction sector offer manifold opportunities for introducing new processes and materials based on lignocellulosic fibres for designing the future.

Be a part of the symposium and share your experience with successful collaboration, new products, solved problems in your field or a development story. We are looking for talks from fibre and paper manufacturers, machinery suppliers, measurement and quality control suppliers, chemical industry and research institutes.

Call for Papers – Submissions should cover the following topics:

  • Markets and Life cycle Assessments for fibre based materials
  • The future role of lignocellulosic fibres in biorefinery concepts
  • Innovative concepts for pulping, bleaching, stock preparation,fibre moulding and papermaking
  • Fibre modification for enhancing properties
  • Alternative fibres, functional fillers and additives
  • Energy efficiency
  • Novel methods for the characterization of fiber and paper properties

We are looking forward to your Call for Papers submission on the topics mentioned in the appendix!

Save the date:

  • Date: Tuesday, 23.11. to Wednesday, 24.11.2021
  • Venue: Hybrid-Event I Online + Radebeul/Dresden
  • Early bird discount: Also secure your early bird discount until 23.08.2021 and save 10 % of the list price.
  • PTS donor discount: If your company is a member of a PTS donor association, you will receive a 10% discount regardless of date of booking
  • Exhibitors & Sponsors: Also in 2021 we offer a focused and exclusive platform to present your services to a professional audience.

Registration here.

30. PTS COATING SYMPOSIUM 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: 30th anniversary Edition of the PTS Coating Symposium 2021

The upcoming Symposium focuses on fibre-based packaging materials, since various, mostly legal initiatives from countries all over Europe are forcing distributors of packaging to create more sustainable products.

This is a big challenge for the paper industry and one has to cope with the optimization of barrier performance, dealing with new feedstock, migration, influence in recycling, different behavior in processing and the integration of smart functions. Please share your experience with successful collaboration, new products, solved problems in your field or a development story.

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

Your paper should fit to one of the following sections:

  • Resources
  • Processes
  • Converting
  • Products

We are looking forward to your Call for Papers submission on the topics mentioned in the appendix!

  • coating-symposium.com
  • Submissions are possible until 02.2021
  • All speakers can participate in the two-day symposium free of charge.

SAVE THE DATE:

  • Date: Tuesday, 07.09. to Wednesday, 08.09.2021
  • Venue: Hybrid-Event I Online + Dresden
  • Early bird discount: Also secure your early bird discount until 07.06.2021 and save 10 % of the list price.
  • PTS donor discount: If your company is a member of a PTS donor association, you will receive a 10% discount regardless of date of booking
  • Exhibitors & Sponsors: Also in 2021 we offer a focused and exclusive platform to present your services to a professional audience.

We look forward to your submission & participation!

PTS Workshop Combination

High and complex national and international demands are made on packaging materials produced from paper and cardboard. Packaging materials must be both sustainable and recyclable and must comply with food regulations.

February, 02.02. to 04.02.2021

  • “Introduction to compliance work and quality assurance for paper and board in contact with food (FCM)”: Tuesday 02.02.2021 l Online Seminar l 350 €
  • “Recyclability of paper and board based packaging”: Wednesday 02. to Thursday 04.02.2021 l Online Seminar l 650 €

Structure & information:

  • Interactive online format: With a limited number of participants we increase the quality of the event and ensure the exchange with the participants.
  • Exercises: Practical exercises will deepen your knowledge.
  • Consultation: The participation fee includes an individual consultation where the exercises and individual questions or problems can be addressed.
  • Workshop language: English
  • Software: MS Teams
  • PTS Stifter Advantage: As a member company of one of the PTS Stifterverband you receive a 10% discount on the list price.

 

Register here.

Papermaking overview

Graphic papers, packaging papers, hygiene papers and special papers are the main grades in paper production. Everyone uses them every day in a variety of ways, but how are they produced?

Experts who have now become part of the paper producing or processing industry, those interested in the subject of “paper” and experts from the “supply chain” of paper receive answers to questions such as “What are the raw materials for making paper?”, “How does a paper machine work?” , “How is waste paper integrated into the production process?” and “How is cellulose made of refined paper?” and many more.

Get to know the process of paper production in a compact manner within 2 days at the PTS online seminar “An overview of paper production”!

Information & registration:

  • Date: Tuesday, February 23. until Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
  • Venue: Online – MS Teams
  • Price: 939.00 €
  • Early bird price: Get your early bird price by January 23, 2021 and save 5% off the list price.
  • Stifter benefit: member companies of a PTS Stifterverband always receive 10% off the list price.

Register here.

 

Functional coatings for fibre based packaging

The upcoming Symposium focuses on fibre-based packaging materials, since various, mostly legal initiatives from countries all over Europe are forcing distributors of packaging to create more sustainable products.

This is a big challenge for the paper industry and one has to cope with the optimization of barrier performance, dealing with new feedstock, migration, influence in recycling, different behavior in processing and the integration of smart functions. Please share your experience with successful collaboration, new products, solved problems in your field or a development story.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Be part of the 30th anniversary Edition of the PTS Coating Symposium 2021!

Your paper should fit to one of the following sections:

  • Resources
  • Processes
  • Converting
  • Products

We are looking forward to your Call for Papers submission on the topics mentioned in the appendix!

  • coating-symposium.com
  • Submissions are possible until 12.2020
  • All speakers can participate in the two-day symposium free of charge.

SAVE THE DATE:

  • Date: Tuesday, 07.09. to Wednesday, 08.09.2021
  • Venue: Leonardo Royal Hotel Munich, Germany
  • Early bird discount: Also secure your early bird discount until 07.06.2021 and save 10 % of the list price.
  • PTS Stifter discount: If your company is a member of a PTS Stifterverband, you will receive a 10% discount regardless of date of booking
  • Exhibitors & Sponsors: Also in 2021 we offer a focused and exclusive platform to present your services to a professional audience.