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.

Explore the programm and register.

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.

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.


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”


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.