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