Forget the old mantra of
going it alone —
In today’s business world, a strong network is the difference between success and failure.
With its Modellfabrik Papier (Model Paper Factory) initiative, the paper industry is taking the initiative today to achieve the climate goals of tomorrow. Modellfabrik Papier aims to promote pre-competitive research into groundbreaking and scalable technologies and is supported by seven of Germany’s most renowned scientific institutes.
4evergreen is a cross-industry alliance that aims to strengthen synergies between companies committed to promoting low-carbon fiber-based packaging for the circular economy. By bringing together the entire value chain, 4evergreen promotes cooperation across the complete product life cycle for fiber-based packaging.
Technische Universität Darmstadt
TU Darmstadt is a technical university known for its excellent scientific research into the energy transition, Industry 4.0, and artificial intelligence. The university also maintains strong links with wider society and the worlds of politics and economics.
ZELLCHEMING is an independent technical and scientific platform for the pulp and paper industry. The association provides a central meeting point for the sector, bringing together representatives from research, science, and industry with the aim of exploring solutions to the challenges facing the bioeconomy. Pulp, paper, and fiber-based materials are all key focus areas of its work.
PTS – Papiertechnische Stiftung
The Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS, Paper Technology Foundation) is the research and service institute of the German paper industry and, as such, works to promote the development and use of modern fiber-based solutions. With 60 years of industry experience and an interdisciplinary team of experts, the PTS is a valuable research and development partner for the paper production and processing sector, as well as a vital proponent of innovative paper technology solutions.
Green Coating Collaboration
The Green Coating Collaboration was launched in 2018 as a world-class research partnership between Koehler Innovation & Technology GmbH and TU Darmstadt (or more specifically the university’s Institute for Macromolecular and Paper Chemistry). The aim of the partnership is to develop functional surfaces using sustainable raw materials.
Technische Universität Dresden
TU Dresden is one of the largest technical universities in Germany and one of the country’s leading and most dynamic further education institutions. In 2012, it was named as one of Germany’s eleven Universities of Excellence. Paper technology has a long tradition at TU Dresden. It falls under the Chair of Wood and Fiber-Materials Technology and the main research interests are pulp manufacturing and preparation, paper manufacturing and finishing, and paper processing including printing technology.
Die Papierindustrie e.V.
The German paper industry ranks number one in Europe and number four worldwide, with around 3,000 different types of paper, cardboard, and paperboard produced across the country for a host of different applications. DIE PAPIERINDUSTRIE e. V. represents the interests of all those involved in the German pulp and paper industry and provides a bridge with politicians, social partners, the media, and the public. 105 companies are currently members.
For more than 25 years, Interseroh has been providing complex take-back schemes and recycling solutions across Germany aimed at stopping used transport packaging of all kinds from going to waste. The company boasts an extensive recycling and logistics network of around 600 certified waste disposal partners, who operate regular collections at more than 100,000 commercial sites and ensure materials are reused or recycled efficiently. By teaming up with Interseroh, the Koehler Group is actively helping to protect our planet and relieve the burden on future generations.
Syntegon is Koehler’s partner for process and packaging technology. With its range of individual machines, automated packing systems, and customer services, the company is a pioneer in packaging innovation and a leading supplier of customized and reliable production processes that deliver high-quality results.
The IVLV is a scientific research network for food technology and packaging. As a member of the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF), it is eligible to apply for research funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). A big focus of the IVLV’s work is to promote research within innovative small and medium-sized businesses in the food technology and packaging sectors, by helping companies connect with the right partners.