Baking suitability of papers & packaging printing | Aging and safety

Determination of the baking suitability of papers by instrumental analytical methods

Learn ways to achieve safe compliance work for products in baking applications, even when using ingredients not listed in BfR Recommendation XXXVI/2. Instrumental-analytical methods are compared with real phenomena (comparison with real baking processes).

Event Information:

  • Date: Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 l 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
  • Format: Online appointment
  • Free participation


Aging and safety – paper and packaging printing put to the test

Resistance to aging and forgery are highly relevant topics that also affect the paper industry. Requirements are placed here on prints and writings on paper when, as in the notary’s office, it is a matter of creating and storing documents, originals or copies of the same. In packaging printing, aging and safety also play an important role. In particular, packaging for prescription drugs or medical products poses challenges for the pharmaceutical industry with the applicable regulations.

In this PTS Insight, you will get an insight into the wide range of PTS testing services and research projects dedicated to exciting aging & safety issues.

Event Information:

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 l 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Online appointment
  • Free participation

Selection and evaluation of waste paper

Knowing recovered paper grades with their composition, origin and potentials brings great advantages for stock preparation and the evaluation of recovered paper.

In the PTS advanced course “Selection and evaluation of recovered paper”, you will learn about recovered paper grades and the typical paper products they contain, the origin of recovered paper grades as well as the correlations between origin and the qualitative potential of recovered paper grades and the problems to be expected in stock preparation.

Prices and information:

  • Early bird prices: If you book by 02/08/2021, you will benefit from the early bird discount of 10% off the list price.
  • Donor discount: If your company is a member of a PTS Stifterverband, you will receive a 10% discount on the list price, regardless of when you book.
  • Price: 1.100,00 € net
  • Venue (expected): Papiertechnische Stiftung, Heidenau
  • Limited number of participants

Safe event execution:

PTS has an approved hygiene concept, which includes keeping a distance, a limited number of participants and other measures. For more information, please contact

Program and registration

4 days Paper Production PUR: Raw Material, Paper Machine & Finishing

Graphic papers, packaging papers, hygiene papers and specialty papers are the relevant main types of paper that we use on a daily basis and which all go through a fundamentally similar manufacturing process.

“What raw materials are used to make paper?”, “How does a paper machine work?”, “How is waste paper incorporated into production?” and “How is cellulose turned into surface-finished paper?”, these questions and many more will be answered in the seminar event “Introduction to Paper Production”.

The four-day seminar is divided into 4 thematic modules:

  • Fiber raw materials of the paper industry, fiber production and preparation – Module 1 l 11.10. & 12.10.2021
    Registration & Information
  • Quality control and paper machine – Module 2 l 12.10. & 13.10.2021
    Registration & Information incl. visit to pilot plant facilities Stock Preparation & Paper Machine
  • Effect and optimal use of chemical additives – Module 3 l 13.10. & 14.10.2021
    Registration & Information
  • Coating Technology – From Dispersion to Finished Coat – Module 4 l 14.10. & 15.10.2021
    Registration & Information incl. visit of the technical center facilities coating & surface coating
  • *Visit of the pilot plant facilities during a presence event

Professionals who have now become part of the paper producing or converting industry, people interested in the topic of “paper” and experts from the “supply chain” of paper will receive a compact and detailed overview of the entire process of paper production!


Comparative Testing Service – CEPI

The Comparative Testing Service of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI-CTS) is a comparative testing service, which provides reference materials for pulp, paper, board and corrugated board mills and convertors, printing industry as well as for suppliers and research institutes. This Round Robin programme is well established within paper and board industry and runs continuously since 1976.

Regular monitoring of the test procedures in your test laboratories, including the condition of the test equipment, personnel qualification, conformity with standards and test procedure, is very important for quality assurance.

Event Focus:

During the PTS event, we will introduce the CEPI-CTS service to you and point out the obvious benefits and advantages. We will give you an insight into the procedure from the sample preparation to the final customer evaluation.

Register now & participate for free!

Paper and packaging printing put to the test

Resistance to aging and forgery are highly relevant issues that also affect the paper industry. Requirements are placed on prints and fonts on paper when it comes to the creation and storage of documents, originals or copies thereof, as in the notary’s office. Aging and security also play an important role in packaging printing, especially packaging for prescription drugs or medical devices pose challenges for the pharmaceutical industry with the regulations in place.

This PTS Insight will give you an insight into the wide range of testing services and research projects at PTS that address exciting issues related to aging and safety.

Event Information:

  • Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Format: Online appointment
  • Participation free of charge

Program & Registration


Fiber properties

The pulp and its properties determine the quality of the end product! This makes know-how in the analysis and evaluation of fibers during purchasing, incoming goods and processing all the more important.

Benefit from the many years of experience of PTS experts and external speakers with fiber-based products at the PTS introductory seminar “Fiber Properties” and look forward to the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of natural and synthetic fibrous materials
  • Chemical and morphological pulp analysis
  • Evaluation and assessment of results
  • Substitution possibilities of fibers and paper additives
  • Technologies for pulp preparation
  • Practice-oriented workshop part in the PTS laboratories and in the pulp pilot plant

Event Information:

  • Date: Tuesday, 21.09. to Wednesday, 22.09.2021
  • Venue: Papiertechnische Stiftung, Heidenau near Dresden
  • Early bird discount: 990,00 € for booking until 30.06.2021
  • Price: 1.089,00 €
  • Donor discount: Member companies of a PTS Stifterverband receive a 10% discount on the list price.
  • Corona Conditions: Compliance with the applicable hygiene regulations is ensured for the seminar room (limited number of participants, compliance with minimum distances, regular room ventilation, disinfection of the rooms and provision of disinfectant) and during the practical part of the event.

Program & Registration

Recyclability & Microplastic

In the online seminars from PTS you will receive current and circular insights into fiber-based products and paper and cardboard-based packaging. As part of the European “Green Deal”, ambitious goals to protect the environment and in particular the oceans are being pursued, some of which have already been implemented in the form of guidelines. Find out more about various main aspects of recycling and waste paper, especially in:

  • Framework (Certification, labels, EOL options, stakeholders and associations)
  • Technical aspects of recycling (EOL, Rejects, technologies, test methods)
  • Packaging Design (materials, design parameters)

“Recyclability of paper & board based packaging” – Key Facts:

  • Date: 22. & 23. June 2021
  • Venue: Online Seminar
  • Price: 650 € net (Seminar & Consultation included)
  • PTS Donor advantage: As a member company in one of the PTS donor associations, you receive a 10% discount on the list price.

Program & Registration

“Microplastics and Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD)-definitions, regulatory situation, analytical methods, alternative materials” – Key Facts:

  • Date: 29. June 2021 l 09 am to 12 am
  • Venue: Online Seminar
  • Price: 300 € net
  • PTS Donor advantage: As a member company in one of the PTS donor associations, you receive a 10% discount on the list price.

Program & Registration

30. PTS Coating Symposium 2021

The trends of functional coating and bio based packaging will determine the content of this year’s 30th PTS Coating Symposium 2021 on 07 and 08 September 2021.

In the five sessions, we were able to gain recognized speakers from associations, research and industry with exciting presentations and insights.

Session Topics:

  • Application techniques
  • New Barrier Feedstocks
  • Analytics and Process
  • All Cellulose Products
  • Closing the loop

In addition, two anniversaries and the new online format await you this year at the international industry meeting for surface coating of paper, board and packaging.

The online format will provide participants an innovative program, diverse topics and contributions from international experts and new network possibilities. Due to the existing corona conditions, the PTS team has decided to hold the event online, for consistent and secure planning for speakers, participants and exhibitors.

30th PTS Coating Symposium 2021 – Key Facts:

  • Date: 07 & 08 September 2021
  • Venue: Online Conference
  • Price: 590 € net+
  • PTS Donor advantage: As a member company in one of the PTS donor associations, you receive a 10% discount on the list price.

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PTS Network Day 2021 – Future & Ideas

Also this year, the Papiertechnische Stiftung invites to the meanwhile 3rd PTS Network Day. In the online research forum, the PTS team will present current projects and developments. Recognized speakers will shed light on future topics and answer your questions in an open panel discussion. Finally, young companies and founders will have the opportunity to present their innovative ideas and future-oriented approaches in a “Start Up” session in order to attract partners and investors.

KeyNote Speaker – PTS Netzwork Day 2021:

  • “4evergreen Alliance – Outlook” – Susanne Haase – ProgramDirector – 4evergreen Alliance
  • “Through cooperation to disruption – how collaborative research can shape the future of the paper industry” – Gerhard Hochstein – CTO / Executive VP l Schoeller Technocell GmbH & Co. KG
  • “If a trend becomes obvious, you’re too late” – Matthias Höhsl-Senior Manager Disruptive Innovation l Voith Group
  • “Thinking ahead – so that applied research is even better received” – Prof. Dr. Ulrich Jumar-ZUSE Representative & Institute Director l ifakInstitute for Automation and Communication e.V.
  • “Thinking 70 years ahead” – Dr.-Ing. Tiemo Arndt – Head of Research & Transfer l Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS)

Click here for the program overview.

Register today. Participation is free of charge.


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.