Company : Papiertechnische Stiftung

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.

Our competences focus on:

  • Fibres& Composites
  • Packaging & Conformity
  • Print & Functional Surfaces
  • Innovative Measuring
  • Material Testing & Analytics
  • Continuing Education

We offer optimally equipped analytical laboratories and modern pilot plant facilities for Pulp and paper. Test stands for defibration, screening, chemical pulp upgrading, refining, flotation, washing, sheet formation, treatment in the size press or metered size press, super-calendaring and circuit water treatment make studies across several process steps possible so that raw materials, converting properties and product utility can be assessed. With our twin-screw extruder, we are able to offer you a completely new way of pulp treatment and compounding.

Pilot Plants for Pulp & Paper

Innovative pulp upgrading, fibre engineering and paper development

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.

  • Pilot Plants for Pulp & Paper is helpful for the development of innovative fibre composites
  • Practically relevant quality evaluation of pulps
  • Development and testing of new technologies for pulp upgrading
  • Material- and quality optimisation (fibres/fillers/process chemicals)
  • Development of new paper qualities and sample production for application studies
  • Fibre Engineering and Paper Development

PfR Monitoring System

A unique system for determining PfR quality

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:

  • Ash content,
  • Share of plastic,
  • Moisture content,
  • Percentage of paper with a coating of UV varnish,
  • Share of deinkable paper,
  • Determining PfR Quality
  • Ratio of newspapers/magazines,
  • Share of packaging paper and flexo printed newspapers.

Image Analysis System DOMAS

DOMAS multi spec - New generation of PTS image analysis system

More than 200 applications in many different sectors of the paper manufacturing and converting industries worldwide have made image analysis system DOMAS 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, image analysis system DOMAS will concentrate in particular on multi layers and composite materials.

Pre-certification of paper

Pre-certification of paper for high-speed inkjet printing (HSI)

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:

  • Print density and analysis of chromaticity co-ordinates,
  • Droplet spreading,
  • Missing or light dots,
  • Printing irregularities (mottling, coalescence),
  • Streakiness, and
  • Bleeding and wicking

Pre-certification of paper for HSI printing using the PTS method offers cost-effective and fast development of printing media for high-speed inkjet printing & Industrial inkjet printing applications.

Testing & Analytics

You set great store by accuracy? So does our metrology team

Our analytical competences are designed and repeatedly updated to meet the changing needs of customers from industry and research. Established test methods are effectively complemented by advanced analytics.

We offer services for:

  • Chemical composition and product structures
  • Physical and chemical properties
  • Surface and optical parameters
  • Printing and converting products
  • Process analytics
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Products intended for food contact
  • Authentication
  • Material testin
  • Photographic Activity Test – PAT

Tests and measurements cover materials like:

  • Paper, paperboard, board/corrugated board, nonwovens
  • Composites
  • Paper converting and print products
  • Packages
  • Dispersions, emulsions, pigments
  • Residues

Contact Details

Papiertechnische Stiftung
Pirnaer-Strasse 37
01809 Heidenau
Tel: +0049-3529-55160
Fax: +0049-3529-551899

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