This technical committee deals with:
- the evaluation of chemical pulp for chemical processing as well as the specification of quality criteria,especially with regard to viscose, cellulose ethers and esters;
- Chemical and physical testing and characterisation methods for cellulose and cellulose derivatives;
- The planning and organisation of the Cellulose-Chemiker-Rundgespräch [round-table discussion for cellulose chemists].
It works in close cooperation with the technical committees for:
- Chemical Pulping and
- Pulp and Paper Testing.
A subcommittee lead by Prof. Dr. Bodo Saake (Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute of Wood Research, Hamburg) deals with the viscometric determination of the molar mass and the degree of polymerization of cellulose.