The PTS Paper & Board Symposium (September 6-7, 2016 at Leonardo Royal Hotel in Munich) will be one of the highlights among the events offered to paper producers and converters this autumn. The paper industry is in a period of transition. This makes it particularly important to keep abreast of the sector’s latest developments and innovations.
Our sector is faced with a multitude of different challenges and tasks: The Internet of Things is changing the whole face of our value chain and the future of paper both as consumer good and material needs to be redefined. We are all directly affected by these developments, and need to act to innovatively shape our sector’s future.
Focus will be on five sessions:
Session 1: Shaping the future with paperbased products
Session 2: Printing in the digitised future
Session 3: Food Packaging: Safety first!
Session 4: Industry 4.0: BEYOND automation TOWARDS digitization
Session 5: Innovative technologies and products in the manufacturing of paper and board
The PTS Paper & Board Symposium 2016 will be supported by partners from the trade associations of paper and board producers and converters VDP, HPV and WPV, as well as by the supplier companies represented by the Paper Technology Research Association (FPT).
With simultaneous translation service German/English
Specify the code CT1602ars2016 when registering and benefit from a 10% discount!
With some 350 participants, the PTS Coating Symposium is internationally the largest and most prominent meeting place for the surface finishing of paper and board. It aims to provide an impetus for innovation and initiate interdisciplinary and cross-sector co-operations between the partners of the added value chain.
Coating technology has undergone a sea change in the past few years to become a flexible coating process for innovative surface functions. Today, barriers and multifunctional surfaces can meet complex requirements for a wide range of applications in an endless variety of sectors. New technological solutions for upgrading smart products as another emerging trend can also be seen.
The main topics of the symposium will be:
- Markets in flux: e.g. changed consumer demands | converting strategies | new business models | new fields of application and customer segments
- Advances in coating and upgrading technology: e.g. successful new installations and rebuilds| recent developments in mechanical engineering and finishing | efficiency enhancement | quality assurance and process improvement | Industry 4.0 solutions
- Concepts for coating colour formulation: e.g. new bonding agents, pigments and functional additives | trends in formulation design | new approaches for functional barriers | hybrid printing paper | special-purpose applications
- Innovative products: e.g. new printing paper | white top liner | coated packaging board | smart packaging | formable surfaces | creative design applications | printed electronics