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Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS)


Pirnaer Straße 37 · 01809 Heidenau · Germany




+49 3529 551-60

  • J. Hempel ( Sales Director )

Paper Technology Foundation (PTS)

PTS was founded in 1951 as a research and service institute based in Heidenau near Dresden. It supports companies in all industries in the development and application of modern fibre-based solutions.

The main areas of competence are:

Fibres & Composites: Development of special papers and composites, semi-finished products and bio-composites and opening up new markets.

Functional surfaces: Development of coated barriers, packaging with new functions and non-contact manufacturing processes as well as the functionalization of web materials, optimization of printability and printability and surface evaluation.

Innovative measurement technology: Sensor and measurement technology solutions for effective and efficient process control and for ensuring product quality, especially in recovered paper management.

Materials testing & analytics: Material testing and analysis for paper, board, paperboard/corrugated board and nonwovens, composite materials, packaging, paper processing and printing products, dispersions, emulsions, pigments, water, wastewater and residual materials.

PTS has well-equipped analytical laboratories and a modern pilot plant for the innovative development of paper, coatings and wet laid nonwovens.

In its training programme, PTS imparts up-to-date paper technology knowledge as required in paper production, paper processing and for the use of paper as a new material.

In addition, PTS is a proud member of the AiF Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen "Otto von Guericke" e.V. and the ZUSE Gemeinschaft as a transfer-oriented research institute. Since 2020 PTS is also a member of the research alliance DRESDEN concept.