Progroup was involved in the work of the committees until 2004. The company then decided to take a break to consider its position. This was because the development of the Next Generation Products Next Fibre® and Next Board® created products which were a class apart. They were far removed from the standard and the usual grades available on the market.
Cooperation then resumed from 2012. Progroup has since been represented on the “Paper, Board and Pulp” standards committee with two specialists: with Phillipos Vrizas, Head of Technology for PM1&PM2, and Rudolf Gräfenstein, Head of Quality Assurance for Paper. It was time to expand the international standard for flat crush resistance DIN EN ISO 7263 to include the B flute. “We want to achieve a globally standardised measurement specification” – this is the aim of the cooperation.