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30th PTS Coating Symposium 2021

Functional Coating for Fibre Based Packaging

The international meeting point for surface upgrading of paper and cardboard

Successful event and resonance: Innovative topics and discussions at the 30th PTS Coating Symposium 2021

On 07.09. and 08.09.2021, Ina Greiffenberg (Project Manager Functional Surfaces) and Dr. Marcel Haft (Business Unit Manager Functional Surfaces) led through the programme of the 30th PTS Coating Symposium 2021. With 16 interesting and innovative lecture topics from recognised speakers from industry and research, the participants received a broad overview of new developments and know-how.

This time, the internationally recognised meeting place for the surface coating industry was organised as an online conference, which met with a high international response among participants and speakers. The sessions were presented to the participants with video sequences, with the on-demand offer the lectures are also available after the event, in addition to the presentation documents and with a LinkedIn group, networking is also offered beyond the symposium.

On the five session topics "Application techniques", "New Barrier Feedstocks", "Analytics and Process", "All Cellulose Products" and "Closing the loop" there was enough time for the participants to ask the speakers questions in a live discussion and to participate in the discussion.

The global field of participants of about 150 people followed this online conference from 16 different countries, spread over Europe, Asia, North and South America. With the on-demand offer, the lectures are also available to the industry worldwide and at any time beyond the event date.

The PTS team is already looking forward to the next 31st PTS Coating Symposium in 2023, then hopefully again in a face-to-face event or with the advantages of the online and offline world.

Programm 2021 is online.


On September 07 to 08, 2021, the established PTS Coating Symposium will take place again - this time with two anniversaries and one innovation:

  • this year the conference will celebrate its 30th anniversary, which shows the international and continuous importance of this event,
  • in addition, the Papiertechnische Stiftung will celebrate its 70th anniversary,
  • and the PTS Coating Symposium 2021 will be offered as an online event.

The online format will provide an innovative program, diverse topics and contributions from international experts and new network possibilities. Due to the existing corona conditions, the PTS team has decided to hold the event online, for consistent and secure planning for speakers, participants and exhibitors.

You can look forward to presentations by recognised speakers from science, business and administration in the following sessions:

  • Application techniques
  • New Barrier Feedstocks
  • Analytics and Process
  • All Cellulose Products
  • Closing the loop


Finished: Call for Paper 2021 - Download

Please share your experience with successful collaboration, new products, solved problems in your field or a development story. We are looking for talks from paper manufacturers, converters, machinery suppliers, measurement and quality control suppliers, chemical industry and research institutes.

  • Submissions are possible until 28.02.2021
  • All speakers can participate in the two-day symposium free of charge
Outlook: 30th PTS Coating Symposium 2021

The PTS team has been preparing the content and organisation for some time now. The programme committee is appointed, the main topics are discussed, the venue and the supporting programme are fixed.
With the motto "Functional Coating For Fibre Based Packaging" we can already reveal the tendency of the programme in terms of content and that the event language will be English, which is an enrichment for the international importance and networking.


Impressions of Online Symposium 2021

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Dr. Marcel Haft

Dr. Marcel Haft
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Ina Greiffenberg
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