Category : Project Management, Training and Consultancy
Key Products : Fibre based solutions for tomorrow`s products
Paper Technology Foundation (PTS)
PTS was founded in 1951 and provides support to companies from all sectors in the development and application of modern fibre-based solutions based on research & development, consultancy, measurement engineering and training. A staff of 130 at two locations in Munich and Heidenau / Dresden generates an annual turnover of around EUR 14mn.PTS focuses in four areas:
In Munich we are operating one of Europe’s fastest and most advanced pilot coaters, the VESTRA system. Our institute in Heidenau offers optimally equipped analytical laboratories and modern pilot plant facilities for Pulp and paper. Our training programme offers the latest technological knowledge about paper production, converting and new applications of paper.
PTS Coating Symposium, 5-6 September 2017, Munich – www.coating-symposium.com
Test stands for mechanical pulp treatment, cleaning, screening, thickening, washing, surface treatment and impregnation provide various possibilities for the practical and innovative development of products and processes. On a pilot paper machine with top wire, inclined wire mode (one or two layers, optional top wire), sheet forming trials are carried out for single-and double-layered fibre mats.
The pilot coater VESTRA runs a complete test line ranging from a kitchen where coating colours are prepared according to customer specifications up to five different applicators including a state-of-the-art curtain coater and a 12-roll super calender. The measured data of coating colour, coater and calender is recorded together with quality parameters measured online. Key paper parameters are measured in a separate line. Upon request, additional tests can be conducted in PTS laboratories.
Development of functional coatings and special formulations, e.g. for inkjet papers.
In addition to BALEMAT, which makes it possible to evaluate PfR bales, PfR Monitoring system from PTS makes it now possible to evaluate unbaled PFR at delivery or on the feed belt on their way to the pulper and also identify the following additional PfR quality parameters as well:
More than 200 applications in many different sectors of the paper manufacturing and converting industries worldwide have made DOMAS image analysis system a market leader. The new version now offers the possibility for recording, processing and analysing multispectral data, recorded using a scanner or camera, to supplement optical images. Utilising additional segments of the electromagnetic spectrum combined with novel image recording devices makes analyses of material samples possible from previously unknown perspectives. The fusion of image analysis data with chemical information creates entirely new possibilities for evaluation in the system. Orientating the system towards fibre-based materials also provide additional applications in related industries (textile, wood). In future, the system will concentrate in particular on multi layers and composite materials.
A new test bench developed by PTS is designed to evaluate the print quality of HSI printing under conditions as near to those met in practice as possible. Within the framework of a pre-certification of paper for HSI printing the following printing-related evaluations will be conducted:
Pre-certification of paper for HSI printing using the PTS method offers cost-effective and fast development of printing media for high-speed inkjet applications.