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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.

PaperDocAnalytics – How AI improves the search in research results

Based on artificial intelligence and machine learning methods, the PaperDocAnalytics platform offers insights into solutions and problems in paper production.

Developers, process engineers and researchers can use PaperDocAnalytics to search for solutions to problems in paper production. The basis is the research database of the PTS and the VDP (Verband Deutscher Papierfabriken e.V.). In addition, the system also has access to patents from IPC D. The aim of the PaperDocAnalytics project is to set up a cognitive assistance system that provides quick and efficient recommendations for action in the event of process and quality deviations, thereby increasing the company’s effectiveness.

Unlike knowledge in the form of employees or data in individual companies, PaperDocAnalytics should be a sustainable solution that is fed from the knowledge of the entire industry, from manufacturers, suppliers and processors and is internationally networked. Using digital questionnaires or interactive solution portals, problem scenarios (e.g. when determining the causes of paper errors) can be evaluated using an artificial intelligence system.

In this online event you will learn how neural networks and deep learning can decisively improve the quality in the production process and how problem solving can be accelerated.

 Register now for a free online event:

  • Friday, October 28th, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Organizer: Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS) & interface projects GmbH (www.intergator.de)

Register for our online event of free charge!

ITHEC: Virtual congress with interactive exhibition format

The trade fair will be held digitally for the first time from October 13 to 15, 2020. The RESSOURCETEX network will be present with a virtual stand and will present its members as well as projects in the field of thermoplastic composites.

The new format ‘ITHEC 2020 – Virtual Edition’ offers besides 43 lectures and keynote speeches 25 poster presentations. More than 50 exhibitors present their products virtually.

Further information and registration at ithec.de.

 

Conformity work and quality assurance for paper, cardboard and tissue for food contact

Master the challenges regarding the food law safety of paper, cardboard and tissue in contact with food with the knowledge gained from the PTS online workshop “Introduction to conformity work and quality assurance for paper, cardboard, cardboard and tissue for food contact”.

What can yout expect?

  • Receive a well-founded knowledge base and tips for practical implementation in your company
  • Familiarization with national and international legal regulations
  • Information on sources of migrating substances, sampling, assessment and interpretation of test reports
  • Calculation of substance transitions and compilation of the necessary examination spectrum for a declaration of no objection using practical examples
  • Individual questions and problems from participants can be discussed with the event managers during the workshop and afterwards

The workshop is aimed at engineers, technical employees of paper manufacturers and converters, QM officers and employees, product managers, business development and marketing managers who work on topics such as declarations of conformity in daily practice or plan to do so in the future.

Further informtation:

  • Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Venue: Online workshop via MS Teams
  • Consultation: The participation fee includes an individual consultation, during which the exercises and individual questions or problems can be addressed after the event.
  • English version of the online workshop: We will also be offering this workshop in English in October
  • Registration & prices: here

Testing of paper, cardboard and packaging

There are over 350 test methods for paper, cardboard and packaging, which of them are relevant and which best characterize my material? These and other detailed questions are answered in the 4-day “Testing of paper, cardboard and packaging” course on modern standard and special tests. Together with a basic introduction to the classification of materials, the identification of fibers, the preparation of samples and the implementation of test procedures, the course provides you with a practical and holistic insight!

  • You can also expect a varied practical part:
  •  Practical presentation of the most important test procedures for paper & cardboard: standard and special tests
  • Test procedures are shown in real life
  • Bring your own materials to the demonstration!
  • Guided tour through the PTS technical center

Information & registration:

  • Date: Monday, November 9th. until Thursday, November 12th, 2020
  • Venue: Paper Technology Foundation, Heidenau near Dresden§  Event execution: hygiene, distance & limited number of participants
  • Registration & prices: here

 

 

Biobased Solutions in Papermaking and Converting

Paper is a comparatively sustainable material based on renewable resources. Nevertheless, there is a need for change in order to successfully transform the energy-intensive paper industry into a low-carbon bio-economy.

Our highlight program with selected presentations and speakers from industry, business & science can be downloaded here.

Information on registration:

  • Date: Tuesday 06.10. to Wednesday 07.10.2020
  • Venue: TSW Radebeul/Dresden, Germany
  • Early booking discount: Secure your early booking discount until 06.09.2020 and save 5% of the list price.
  • Founder discount: If your company is a member of a PTS Founders’ Association, you will receive a 10 % discount regardless of the booking date.

Become part of this event for the exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of bio-based solutions in paper production and processing.