ZELLCHEMING is the platform for the professional technical exchange of all who are involved in the development of sustainable paper and fiber-based products. In addition, ZELLCHEMING offers a wide range of opportunities to build up a professional network to take root in this industry and to maintain personal contacts across generations.
- the fascination for engineering and technology regarding process and product innovations
- the conviction that the paper and fiber-based industry can initiate and implement positive changes – which will have an impact on society beyond the industry itself
The opportunity to actively shape the future of the paper and fiber-based industry: by participating in technical and scientific committees or by attending district group meetings. Membership also includes the receipt of industry-relevant information via the regular newsletter or the personal member login for exclusive member content. It also allows reduced admission to the annual technical meeting of industry experts and exhibiting suppliers, the ZELLCHEMING-Expo.
ZELLCHEMING supports young academics in many ways: These include the Young Talent Award, which is awarded annually to a maximum of two young talents and is endowed with 2,000 euros; the Science Flash, a competition for young talents, which takes place at the ZELLCHEMING-Expo in front of an expert audience; scholarships for semesters abroad through the Hellmuth Müller Klemm Foundation. Free participation in all ZELLCHEMING events is also part of the support program for young talents. Travel expenses may also be covered.
The members' assembly elects the board of directors, the assessors, the chairman of the main committee as well as the members of the honorary commission.
The Executive Board, represented by the 1st and 2nd chairman, the treasurer, and the management, is responsible for the implementation of the decisions of the Members' Assembly as well as the administration of the association's affairs.
For the execution of these tasks the association maintains an office. Head of the office is the management, which represents the association in all matters of the current administration.
Important landmark themes are:
- Careful use of all resources, saving water, energy and raw materials, low CO2-emission, or CO2-neutral production
- Use of digitalization technology and artificial intelligence in production and marketing
- Further increase in the recyclability of paper and fiber-based products, optimal recycling
- Development, design, and marketing of innovative products from cellulose, cellulose derivatives and lignin as well as other plant raw materials
Currently there are the following technical committees:
- CELL (Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives)
- CHAD (Chemical Additives)
- CHEP (Chemical Pulping)
- COAT (Coating of Paper and Board)
- DATA (Pulp and Paper Testing)
- MBIO (Microbiology)
- EDUC (Education and Training)
- ENEN (Plant Engineering and Energy)
- ENVI (Environmental Issues)
- MECP (Mechanical Pulping)
- PBTC (Paperboard Technology)
- PMAK (Papermaking)
- RECO (Recovered Paper Utilisation)
- SAFE (Health and Safety)
as well as the technical sub-committees
- AWEP (Finishing and Processing of Paper and Board)
- DATA1 (Testing of Fillers and Pigments)
- DATA2 (Testing of Printing Papers)
- DATA3 (Online Sensor Technology)
- ENEN1 (Energy)
- ENEN2 (Electrical Engineering and Automation)
- PIA (Paper in Innovative Applications) (ruht derzeit)
- TECH (Recycling Technology)
Please contact the respective head of the technical committee for a guest invitation.
Regional events (district group meetings) with lecture programs and plant tours are organized on a regular basis.
On the one hand, through membership, on the other hand through active participation in the association's activities and collaboration in the technical-scientific committees.
By participating in the various association committees, members grow closer to ZELLCHEMING and increasingly take on responsibility.
A professional or thematic reference to the pulp and paper industry or to fiber-based materials.
Yes, professionally trained chemists and other natural scientists, engineers and persons who prove their suitability for membership by their work in research, teaching, industry, and trade can also become members of the association.
Companies and persons from the pulp and paper industry, companies of the supply industry from Germany and abroad as well as associations and federations with similar topics from Europe and overseas.
More than 115 years of tradition in its function as a link between research as well as technology and production.
More than 1,000 personal members domestic and abroad, more than 200 corporate members domestic and abroad. A growing number of students (currently 60).
There are memberships for individuals and companies.
Membership is free of charge for students in the context of double membership in the APV/VPM/CCCD. Personal members pay 180 Euro per year. The fees for companies are staggered according to sector-related turnover per year and the number of free members. The minimum fee for companies is 600 Euros per year with two free members.
Communication with members is done classically by mail, electronically by newsletter and via social media channels such as Twitter, Xing and LinkedIn. The website is used as an additional information medium.
In the course of the work of the ZELLCHEMING technical committees, more than 100 technical leaflets have been published which are currently valid. The range of topics covered in these leaflets covers all areas relevant to the manufacture of paper- and fiber-based products: from yield figures for recovered paper processing companies to testing the absorption behavior of printing ink/printing paper combinations.
The technical leaflets are available in the protected member area. The download is free of charge for members, non-members pay 20 Euro, plus VAT, per technical leaflet.
You can reset your password by clicking on the "Forgot Password?" button.
The head of the technical committee will be happy to send you a guest invitation.
Personal data can be changed at any time in the online member directory or the changes can be sent to the office.
The office must be informed in writing (letter/fax/e-mail) about the changes.
A cancellation must be made in writing (letter/fax/e-mail) and must be submitted three months before the end of the year.
The ZELLCHEMING technical committees continue to develop topics and occupy new areas whose importance for the industry is growing.
As a responsible designer and initiator, ZELLCHEMING makes a positive contribution to securing the future viability of an innovative paper and fiber-based industry. This makes ZELLCHEMING an important player in the context of the political, corporate and society (as a core element of a sustainable EU bio-economy).
ZELLCHEMING not only acts as a platform for the professional technical exchange of all those involved in the development of sustainable paper- and fibre-based products, but also performs an important interface function with thematically related sectors and industries, e.g. materials industry and lignin-based products.
ZELLCHEMING Association, Weiterstadt, August 12, 2020