Papierfabrik Rieger, located at Trostberg in Bavaria, Germany, manufactures with over 200 employees and 2 paper machines 170.000 t of coated and uncoated white top testliner as well as white and grey paperboards from recovered paper with annual sales of app. 85 million Euros. At the same time, 175,000 tons of recovered paper is recycled. For manufacturing each ton of paper, 580 kWh of electricity and 6 cubic metres of water are required, while specific steam consumption is 1,8 tons Paper machine 2 is a four-ply Fourdrinier machine and was installed in 1992. Working width is 2,51 m, operating speed: up to 1000 m/min, basis weights: 120-230 g/m², daily production capacity: 370 t. Special features of the machine include: headboxes equipped with circular distributors, four-ply sheet formation, unique pressing section, including a shoe press and transfer belt, designed for improved smoothness and a mark-free surface, Yankee cylinder with "Deutsche Presse", size press, calendar, on-line coater with three stations, including back-side coating,QLS, PLS, on-line measurement of chromaticity points, web inspection system, and automatic palette packing. Paperboard machine 1 is a nine-ply cylinder machine and was installed in 1925. Working width is 2,28 m, operating speed: 80 m/min, basis weights: 400-900 g/m², daily production capacity: ~ 75 t. Special features of the machine are: Yankee cylinder with "Deutsche Presse", on-line coater, calendar, on-line cutter, QLS and on-line measurement of chromaticity points, automatic palette packing, and Invo Tip.
83703 Gmund am Tegernsee
This paper mill is located amongst the lovely Bavarian Alps landscape. At the oldest paper machine in Europe, fancy design papers are produced in a plethora of styles. In Gmund, the finest paper is produced from artists for artists and this is the basis for their inspiration. The paper mill was founded in 1829 and produces a wide variety paper types. Up to 6 different grammages and more than 100 different gravure cylinders enable about 100.000 unique combination possibilities.
Océ is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Océ offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Océ is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Océ is active in over 100 countries and employs around 3600 people in innovation centres around the world and around 12000 in Canon Global Sales. In 2010 Océ joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 192,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2014 totalled 26 billion euro.
Océ Printing Systems GmbH in Poing with approximately 950 employees is the global headquarters and research and development center for the Océ Business Unit Production Printing. Continuous-feed digital production printing machines based on electrophotographic and inkjet technologies are developed and manufactured at the Poing location.
The Munich University of Applied Sciences, one of the biggest paper and packaging faculties in central Europe, has been educating paper engineers for over 60 years. Since 2007, the faculty of paper technology offers a bachelor degree in 7 semesters. Since 2004, it is possible to continue after the bachelor with the „Master of Engineering (MEng) in Paper Technology“ which takes 1-2 years. All lectures in the master's programme are held only in English, which makes this study course particularly interesting for international students. The excursion provides an overview of the study courses and educational programmes at the Munich University of Applied Sciences, and includes a guided tour around the modern laboratories of the university. The well equipped facilities include include a Siemens PC-S7 controlled pilot paper machine and several coating machines that can run at up to 2.000 meters per minute.