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.

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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)
  • Andreas Geißler (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Martin Gericke (Institut für Organische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie
    der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany)
  • Thomas Harter (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • Ulrich Hirn (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • Samir Kopacic (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • André Lehmann (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research, Germany)
  • Tom Lindström (KTH, Sweden)
  • Tobias Meckel (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Frank P. Meltzer  (Mercer Pulp Products, Germany)
  • Orlando Rojas (The University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Thomas Rosenau (BOKU Vienna, Austria)
  • Jürgen Rühe (Chemistry and Physics of Interfaces, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany)
  • 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 Wågberg (KTH, Sweden)
  • Andreas Walther (Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany)
  • Martin Zahel (PTS Papiertechnische Stiftung, Germany)



Program Survey



Datum/Uhrzeit Beschreibung Redner
21.06.2020 | 17:00 - 21:00 Get-together, Braustüb'l
22.06.2020 | 09:09 - 15:30 Cellulose Chemistry & Physics
Chair: Thomas Heinze (GER)
22.06.2020 | 09:10 - 10:00 Linking chemistry and structure of lignocellulosics in bioproduct development (Plenary Talk)
Orlando Rojas (CAN)
23.06.2020 | 08:59 - 15:30 Paper Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Chair: Markus Biesalski
23.06.2020 | 09:00 - 09:50 The world of nanocellulosic material applications (Plenary Talk)
Tom Lindström (SE)
23.06.2020 | 15:59 - 17:30 Paper Engineering, Physics & Characterization
Chair: Samuel Schabel (GER)
23.06.2020 | 19:00 - 23:00 Conference Dinner
24.06.2020 | 08:59 - 12:50 Paper Engineering & Physics
Chair: Samuel Schabel (GER)
24.06.2020 | 09:00 - 09:50 Weight- and scale-dependence of tensile properties of transparent nanofibrillated cellulose films (Plenary Talk)
William Sampson (UK)
24.06.2020 | 14:00 - 18:30 Excursion ZELLCHEMING-Expo (optional)
24.06.2020 | 16:00 - 18:00 Science Flash - ZELLCHEMING-Expo (optional)
24.06.2020 | 19:30 - 01:00 ZELLCHEMING Summer Evening (optional)

Poster Show

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



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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