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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
FTP Joint partnering event 2014 for Horizon 2020 and Cost Actions for the Forest-Based sector in the bioeconomy
The objective of the event is to offer the latest information on Horizon 2020 Calls published as drafts on December 11, 2013, with deadlines for submission in late 2014 and 2015. Focus of the event will be on selected topics FTP believes to be of most relevance to the forest-based sector:
(This document will be updated shortly before registration opens and then regularly until the event).
A unique opportunity to meet suitable partners for your projects
Participants will be given the opportunity to present their project ideas or institutional research capacities, as well as to give feedback, support, and supplement each other’s ideas. Such events are often starting points for building consortia and core planning teams in order to submit research and innovation proposals at a later stage. Additionally, participants are invited to present and discuss ideas and proposals for COST Actions. This year's event will explicitly address invitations to industry and stakeholders from other sectors.
Who should participate?
All forest, forestry and forest-based sector related researchers from European Union Member States, Associated countries (Norway, Iceland, Israel etc.) and from third countries (Switzerland, Montenegro, Albania etc.) as they can fully participate in Horizon 2020 projects and the COST Programme.
companies (large, small or medium-sized)
federations and associations
private or public research institutes
…interested in participating in research projects and/or COST Actions are welcome to this partnering event. The activities, competences and interest can range from forest ecology, climate change and forest management to forest-based products and forest-based industry processes including the timber industry, building with wood, the pulp and paper industry and biorefinery.
Invitations will be sent at the beginning of September and registration will open on 9 September 2014.