Paper Technology Foundation (PTS). PTS was founded in 1951 and provides support to companies from all sectors in the development and application of modern fibre-based solutions based on research & development, consultancy, testing services and training. PTS focuses in five areas: Fibres & Composites, Packaging & Conformity, Print & Functional Surfaces, Industry 4.0 and Material Testing & Analytics. In Munich PTS is operating one of Europe’s fastest and most advanced pilot coaters, the VESTRA system. The institute in Heidenau offers optimally equipped analytical laboratories and modern pilot plant facilities for pulp and paper. The laboratories are accredited according to DIN EN ISO 17025. PTS also provides an extensive training programme with the latest technological knowledge about paper production, converting and new applications of paper.