This conference is a joint initiative of the association ZELLCHEMING e.V. with its technical committees and the tud_logo.pngTechnical University of Darmstadt.

The aim of this international conference is to bring together researchers from science and industry who are interested in R&D topics related to polysaccharides, paper-based materials and bioeconomy. Essentially it is our intention that chemical, physical, and engineering experts disseminate and discuss their findings, while also creating a completely new platform for close interaction of academia and industry.
We are pleased to be able to offer an excellent scientific program structured in thematic sessions which progress from polysaccharide chemistry, to paper chemistry, and paper physics & engineering. In addition to invited lectures, we offer the opportunity to submit poster presentations.

On behalf of the organizing committee

Markus Biesalski
TU Darmstadt

Thomas Heinze
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Samuel Schabel
TU Darmstadt

Petra Hanke

Confirmed Speakers

  • Jean-Francis Bloch (TU Grenoble, France)
  • Catharina Fechter (Södra Skogsägarna, Sweden)
  • Gil Garnier (Monash University, Australia)
  • Thomas Harter (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • André Lehmann (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research, Germany)
  • Tom Lindström (KTH, Sweden)
  • Frank P. Meltzer  (Mercer Pulp Sales GmbH, Germany)
  • Orlando Rojas (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Thomas Rosenau (BOKU Vienna, Austria)
  • Axel Rußler (Lenzing AG, Austria)
  • William Sampson (Manchester University, UK)
  • Andreas Sauer (SE Tylose GmbH & Co. KG, Germany)
  • Maria Sedin (RISE, Sweden)
  • Jaan Simon (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  • Stefan Spirk (TU Graz, Austria)
  • Karin Stana Kleinschek (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • Martin Thuo (Iowa State University, USA)
  • Hannes Vomhoff (Holmen AB, Sweden)
  • Lars Wagberg (KTH, Sweden)
  • Andreas Walther (Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany)
  • Martin Zahel (PTS Papiertechnische Stiftung, Germany)

Program Survey



Program Survey



Date/Time Description Speaker
21.06.2020 | 17:00 - 21:00 Get-together, Braustüb'l
22.06.2020 | 08:30 - 17:00 Keynote and invited lectures
22.06.2020 | 17:00 - 19:00 Poster short presentations & poster show
23.06.2020 | 08:30 - 17:00 Keynote and invited lectures
23.06.2020 | 19:00 - 23:00 Dinner
24.06.2020 | 08:30 - 12:30 Keynote and invited lectures
24.06.2020 | 13:30 - 18:30 Excursion ZELLCHEMING-Expo (optional)
24.06.2020 | 19:30 - 01:00 ZELLCHEMING Summer Evening (optional)

Conference Fees

Early Bird 520 € 

from May 1, 2020

585 € 
Early Bird ZELLCHEMING-Members 415 €  from May 1, 2020 445 € 
Early Bird Students
(enrollment certificate required)
235 €  from May 1, 2020 255 € 

Excursion ZELLCHEMING-Expo

Science Flash - Young Scientists Competition

June 24, 2019
(includes ticket & transportation)

30 €     
Net prices + 19 % VAT
ZELLCHEMING Summer Evening
June 24, 2019

69 € 

All-in ticket, VAT incl.

Registration & Tickets

Registration & Tickets

Call for Posters

We invite poster presentations in all areas of polysaccharide chemistry, paper chemistry, paper physics and paper technology. Both science and industry contributions are welcome. Please send a short summary (maximum of 150 words) via email using the guidelines given in the following template. Note: All submissions accepted for the poster presentation at the conference will have the opportunity to present their posters in a poster introduction session prior to the poster show.

Important Dates:    
Deadline of abstract submission: February 28th, 2020
Decision on acceptance: March 15th, 2020
Technical program tba: March 31st, 2020


The Maritim Hotel is located just a few metres from the central railway station and provides quick access to motorways A5 and A67. The "Airliner" bus to the Frankfurt Airport runs every 30 minutes during the day and leaves right behind the hotel from the central railway station.

The Maritim Hotel offers its guests special reduced prices for DB train tickets.

Central railway station: 0.2 km
Motorway A5: 1.3 km
Frankfurt airport: 27 km


The conference dinner will take place on Tuesday evening, June 23, 2020. Details tba.




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Cornelia Gembus
Phone: +49 61 51 - 5 44 84 04
Fax: +49 61 51 - 5 44 84 05
E-Mail: info@zellcheming.de