We were set up as a foundation in 1951 and assist companies in all sectors with the development and use of modern fibre-based solutions in the areas of research, consultancy, testing and training. Our competences focuse on
Fibres & Composites: We develop specialty papers and fibre composites, semi-finished paper products and bio-composites for new markets.
Packaging & Conformity: We develop coated barriers, packaging with new functions and contact-free paper and board converting processes.
Print & Functional Surfaces: We are your partner in the area of functionalizing web-type materials, optimizing printability and runnabilty as well as evaluating surfaces.
Innovative measuring: Our sensors and measurement solutions facilitate more efficient process management and assure the quality of products.
Material Testing & Analytics: We analyze and evaluate paper, board, cartonboard, corrugated board, nonwovens, composites, packaging, paper converting and print products, dispersions, emulsions, pigments, water, wastewater and residues.
In Munich we are operating one of Europe’s fastest and most advanced pilot coaters, the VESTRA system. Our institute in Heidenau offers optimally equipped analytical laboratories and modern pilot plant facilities for pulp and paper.
Our training programme offers the latest technological knowledge about paper production, converting and new applications of paper.
To develop efficient solutions for today’s complex challenges, we perform extensive research projects and co-operate with universities, colleges, research institutes, associations and companies.