Company : Papiertechnische Stiftung

Category : Project Management, Training and Consultancy

Key Products : Fibre based solutions for tomorrow`s products

Foldcore Sandwiches and 3d Forming for Innovative Paper-Based Materials

Foldcore Sandwiches and 3d Forming for Innovative Paper-Based Materials

When designing B2C products, the package is becoming ever more important today. Because it acts as a highly efficient communication channel by itself, the image conveyed by the package is frequently the sole basis for the customer’s buying decision. A sustainable packaging solution, for example, conveys the message that the product inside has been sustainably produced.

Paper and board materials are ideally suitable for these applications because they are recyclable and environment friendly. For the growing trend towards individualised packages, however, they are suitable only within very narrow limits.

Assessing the Ink-Jet Encodability

Together with manufacturers of pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical cartons, PTS has developed an officially recognized test method for DataMatrix codes which checks the readability offline by means of a verifier tests the rub resistance after a specified drying time The method can be used to certify printers, cartons or cartonboard and to assess the quality of GS1 DataMatrix codes according to ISO/IEC 15415.

Paper for Recycling – An Important Resource

PTS offers instruments and systems assuring the quality of sorting processes and incoming raw materials. Further services are to assessing the recyclability and deinkability of paper and packaging as well as migration studies, e.g. mineral oils, plasticizers, printing ink components and barrier development in the laboratory and on pilot scale.

Implementing EU Regulation 161/2016 - New Requirements to Drug Packaging

PTS has developed suitable measurements to certify the compliance of paperboard surfaces with current requirements. The coding behaviour of samples can be tested in an industrial measuring section that offers three print heads with more than ten different inks.

PTS Coating Symposium 2017

“Coated – Upgraded – Smart” is the motto of the PTS Coating Symposium that is will be held on 5th-6th September 2017 at Leonardo Royal Hotel in Munich.  With some 350 participants, this event is the largest and most prominent international meeting place for the surface finishing of paper and board. We aim to provide fresh impetus for innovation and initiate interdisciplinary and cross-sector co-operations between the partners of the added value chain.

PTS Concentrates its Activities in Heidenau

In its meeting on 10th February 2017, the PTS Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to close the Munich location in the first half of 2018 and to continue to develop the Heidenau facility. The costs of maintaining two locations, in particular the high financial burden of the institute building in Munich, have endangered the existence of the foundation and forced PTS to take this painful but necessary  step.