Mission Statement

ZELLCHEMING is an independent, interdisciplinary, technical-scientifical platform in the field of bioeconomy with a focus on pulp, paper and fiber-based materials.

We see ourselves as a network partner who accompanies the transformation of the industry to the production of renewable products across industries.


The core competence of the association ZELLCHEMING is the technical-scientifical work.

These include:

Our history

The Association of Pulp and Paper Chemists and Engineers (ZELLCHEMING) was founded in Berlin in 1905 and is thus the oldest technical-scientifical association in this industry.

The office of the association was relocated to Darmstadt after the reestablishment in 1948. Since September 2015 the office of the association has moved to Weiterstadt. Way back then the founding fathers decided not to state any nationality in the name of the association so that it would be open to everybody in every country who is involved in the manufacturing of pulp and paper or its supply industry. The association continues to encourage this international character - over 20% of its members come from abroad.

ZELLCHEMING is a founding member of the European Liaison Committee for Pulp and Paper - EUCEPA - based in Paris. The association's awareness of the industry's requirements in its settings of aims is reflected by the number of members. In 1923, there were already 447 members. Now, the association has around 1,300 members, 300 of which are supporting company members.

The scientifical-technical reporting from industry and research along the entire chain of paper production, which is one of the main purposes of the association, forms part of the media partnership with the trade magazine „apr – Aktuelle Papier-Rundschau“.