Facts & figures

Facts and figures

At the ZELLCHEMING-Expo, tradition and innovation go hand in hand. The event brings the paper and pulp industry together in one place, promoting a beneficial exchange between suppliers and users. Here, you can learn more about the facts and figures on this event.

At a glance

The 114th annual exhibition of the pulp, paper, and supply industry as well as fiber-based materials proved to be a must-attend event for the industry once again in 2019. At the ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2019, 139 exhibitors showcased their products and services focusing on pulp, paper, and suppliers as well as fiber-based materials. More results can be found here shortly.

Figures about the event



139 suppliers from 17 countries presented their products and services in Frankfurt am Main in 2019. The proportion of international exhibitors was 43%. On an area of 5,539 sqm, the participating companies demonstrated their expertise in individual solutions, services and products for the paper and pulp industry.



The 1,611 visitors, 22% of whom came from abroad, came primarily from the sectors: paper manufacturing, chemical industry, paper technology, research and development, machinery and equipment for paper production and services.

The ZELLCHEMING-Expo was the contact point for visitors from 22 countries, with the DACH region and the following countries being the most strongly represented: Austria, Finland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, USA, Sweden, Russian Federation and Turkey.

The ZELLCHEMING-Expo exhibition is the ideal platform to find out about the latest products, services, and trends from the industry and provides a comprehensive overview of the market.

The exhibitors showcase products and services from the following areas:

  • Raw materials and additives
  • Raw material production
  • Stock preparation
  • Paper and paperboard machines
  • Machine components and subsystems
  • Automation, process optimization and measurement, control technology
  • Clean production
  • Energy management and energy efficiency
  • Services
  • Industrial IT and communication
  • Paper producers
  • Converting and coating
  • Logistics and intralogistics
  • Engineering and design and trade agencies

The ZELLCHEMING-Expo is valued as a knowledge, information, and networking platform. Visitors come to the exhibition with specific problems and visit the various suppliers’ booths to find potential solutions. Meet your customers and partners along the process chain:

  • Chief Technical Officers
  • CEOs
  • Plant, works, and departmental managers
  • Lecturers
  • Representatives from research and development

Aligning the event with market requirements, the ZELLCHEMING-Expo works closely with an exhibitor advisory board. The advisory board members represent the ZELLCHEMING-Expo exhibitors and contribute to the future development and focus of the event.


Ramazan Ataman, Santasalo Gears GmbH
Manfred Eberhardt
, Valmet GmbH
Katrin Haller, Kemira Oy
Petra Hanke, ZELLCHEMING Service GmbH
Nora Koch, Omya International AG
Erich Kollmar, Gebr. Bellmer GmbH Maschinenfabrik
Hanns Schuster, HS Vertretung
Dr. Hermann Schwarz, Siemens AG
Dr. Ulrich Weise
, fipptec


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

ZELLCHEMING-Expo is the event highlight for the paper, cellulose and fiber-based industry:

Pioneering process and product technology projects, initiatives and solutions are presented at the event. The Expo provides impetus for ensuring the future viability of this innovative industry in Germany and Europe.

Its diverse roles underline the importance of the ZELLCHEMING-Expo as:

  • Trade fair for the latest developments in the European paper, pulp and fiber industry and its suppliers – at the main production location in the EU
  • Platform for the professional exchange of technology users and suppliers across the entire value chain (packaging, paper, board, etc.)
  • Bridge between engineering expertise, pilot projects and commercial application
  • Stage for paper and pulp-based developments
  • Showcase for the optimal use of valuable natural resources

The German-speaking region is considered a world leader in the paper, cellulose and fiber-based industries: The Expo is thus also highly significant for international visitors and exhibitors.

The modern, contemporary location as well as the use of digital elements in marketing the event and presenting its contents reflect its ambition.

The triad of tradition consciousness, close cooperation with science and technical committees of the ZELLCHEMING association as well as the promotion of young talents in the industry underlines the personal character of the trade fair.

Exhibitors are involved in process and product innovation through best-practice applications and the latest technologies. The lecture program has a broad impact as an amplifier for current approaches towards a sustainable, climate-friendly bio-economy.

On two days of the trade fair, visitors and exhibitors can follow practice-relevant presentations and obtain targeted information and further training in their individual topic and application area.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 09:00 - 18:00 hrs
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 09:00 - 17:00 hrs

The well-being of everyone involved is our top priority and we will work with the RMCC Wiesbaden to develop a protection and hygiene concept that more than meets the requirements of the authorities to make the ZELLCHEMING-Expo an experience for exhibitors and visitors despite Corona measures.

Tickets can be ordered from March 2021.

The admission ticket includes: Admission to the ZELLCHEMING-Expo, participation in the lecture program of the ZELLCHEMING-Forum and the networking event Women4Paper.

Press registration takes place at the ticket registration in the foyer of Hall North. The documents for the trade press can also be handed in there.

The lectures presented at the event will take up current approaches of the paper and cellulose fiber-based industry on the way to a climate-friendly bio-economy and give these initiatives further impetus beyond the event.

In addition, pioneering investment projects in this industry will be presented in a befitting setting.

The following topics will be given special priority:

  • Bioeconomy – circular economy based on renewable raw materials and careful use of resources, opportunities for climate-neutral production of cellulose fiber-based products and materials.
  • Digitalization – paper industry as leading process industry in this field
  • Maintenance & Service – as a key topic regarding efficiency, productivity
  • Sustainable packaging solutions – including securing and expanding the raw material base (keyword: recycled fibers).

Formats include:Keynote Speech & Discussion Panel – on current topics.

  • Science Flash – young scientists and their research projects
  • Best Practice presentations by exhibitors on customer projects
  • “Road of Maintenance“ – short presentations, live repairs and use cases
  • Women4Paper – unique forum for women in the paper and cellulose fiber-based industries
  • Meet Your Expert – trade show tour with specialists.

Yes: Special formats include Women4Paper, Science Flash, the "Road of Maintenance" or the ZELLCHEMING-Conference, which will take place for the first time in June 2022.

Under the motto "Women4Paper - Women in the paper and cellulose fiber-based industry", the continuation of the exchange to expand the women's network will take place. The keynote speech will be given by Aliyya Mattos from the Paperseed Foundation as part of the ZELLCHEMING Forum.

Science Flash
Young scientists will present their research projects as part of the Science Flash.

Road of Maintenance
The Road of Maintenance offers short presentations, live repairs and use cases. Here, suppliers in the field of maintenance & repair offer direct answers to questions from technicians in production.

The ZELLCHEMING-Expo also offers visitors the right setting outside of the trade fair to talk to business partners, new customers and colleagues and thus expand their professional and personal network.

Popular events include the Get-Together and the ZELLCHEMING Summer Evening. The venues are currently being evaluated, also regarding the feasibility of appropriate protection and hygiene concepts.

Around two weeks before the event, the event guide will be sent out to visitors and interested parties by e-mail and will be available on site during the Expo. Here visitors will find, among other things, a map of the halls and grounds, a list of exhibitors, and information about the ZELLCHEMING Forum.

There is a separate app for visitors to the Expo. In addition to key data on the event, this includes a list of exhibitors, hall and site plans, information on the ZELLCHEMING Forum and how to get there.
Exhibitors can advertise their trade fair presence with a banner in the app. If you are interested, please contact Ms. Katerina Hodinova von at Mesago GmbH.

ZELLCHEMING-Expo App für Apple (iOS)
ZELLCHEMING-Expo App für Android

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Exhibitors are involved via best practice applications and latest technologies for process and product innovation. In addition, the achievements of exhibitors who have been involved in groundbreaking as suppliers are recognized in a special program highlight.

The Exhibitor Advisory Board represents the interests of exhibitors.

Two important roles of the ZELLCHEMING-Expo should be mentioned here, which provide an attractive framework for suppliers who are represented as exhibitors:

  • The trade fair for the latest developments in the European paper, pulp and fiber industry and its suppliers – at the EU's main production location
  • The platform for the professional exchange of technology users and suppliers across the entire value chain.

There is the Newcomer Pavilion joint stand for companies that have not been represented as main exhibitors in the last three years. New in 2021 is the so-called Lounge Package, a cost-efficient way to cultivate contacts.

Exhibitors can use the ZELLCHEMING-Expo logo for their visitor promotion. It is available for download in various file formats.

The Rhein-Main-Congress-Center (RMCC) in Wiesbaden is very easy to reach. You can travel by train or S-Bahn to Wiesbaden Hauptbahnhof (main station). From there, it is only a few minutes' walk or cab ride to the venue.

Wiesbaden is in the middle of a dense highway network and is one of the most important traffic hubs in Germany. The exhibition center is well signposted from the various freeway exits. The event location also has an underground parking garage with sufficient parking spaces.

Numerous national and international metropolises fly to the airport in Frankfurt am Main. Directly from the airport there is an S-Bahn connection in the direction of Wiesbaden main station. With normal traffic conditions, it takes about 20 minutes by cab to reach the event location.

For the ZELLCHEMING-Expo, Wiesbaden Congress & Marketing GmbH offers exhibitors and visitors contingents at special rates in various hotels around the exhibition grounds.

Wiesbaden Congress & Marketing GmbH
Marktplatz 1
D-65183 Wiesbaden
Phone: +49 (611) 1729-776
Fax: +49 (611) 1729-799

Note on third-party services
ZELLCHEMING Service GmbH assumes no liability for hotels or other travel services booked through Wiesbaden Congress & Marketing GmbH.

The Rhein-Main-Hallen were already the location of the ZELLCHEMING-Expo for many years. After almost 60 years of operation, the Wiesbaden City Council decided in September 2012 to demolish the event halls, which were no longer considered up to date, and to build a new congress and event center, to be called RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC) Wiesbaden.

The RMCC has been open since April 2018 and, with a capacity for up to 12,500 people on three levels, is the largest congress and event center in the capital of Hesse.

The RheinMain CongressCenter was planned by the architectural firm Ferdinand Heide from Frankfurt am Main. The building design convinced the jury in an architectural competition among other things by its open, transparent, and daylight-flooded design.
In terms of urban planning, the building was integrated into its urban surroundings. The facades, their joining, structuring, and materiality reflect the interior qualities to the outside. With the use of natural stone, wood cladding and metal-glass elements, the new building enters a dialogue with the neighboring museum and the ministry. Circumferential high colonnades correspond with the Kurhaus and the State Theater. The colonnades, the public passageway and the green spaces connect the building with the city. The architecturally sophisticated building forms the new gateway to Wiesbaden's city center in a convincing location.

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