Partners in the paper value chain


PTS was established in 1951 as a foundation based on civil law. The foundation is funded by three founders and their member companies:

German Pulp and Paper Association (VDP)

German Employers' Association of the Paper and Plastics Converting Industry (HPV)

Paper Technology Research Association (FPT)


Members of the board of trustees

  • Günther Berninghaus, Papierwerke Landshut Mittler GmbH & Co. KG
  • Thomas Bock, R.D.M. Arnsberg GmbH
  • Hans-Christoph Gallenkamp, Felix Schoeller Holding GmbH & Co. KG
  • Dr. Stefan Karrer, Papierfabrik August Koehler SE (Vorsitzender)
  • Matthias Höhsl, Voith Paper GmbH & Co KG (stv. Vorsitzender)
  • Dr. Heinrich Spies, MAY + SPIES GmbH (stv. Vorsitzender)

Guests of the board of trustees

  • Stefan Rössing, Hauptverband Papier- und Kunststoffverarbeitung (HPV)
  • RA Klaus Windhagen, The Association of German Paper Factories (VDP)