The Group of European Market pulp users

Foundation and Structure

UTIPULP, created in 1979, is the European Association representing the "Group of European Market Pulp Users". Prior to UTIPULP existed another organization which performed the same function.

UTIPULP is a non-profit Association governed by the Belgian law established on the 25th October 1919.

UTIPULP is administered by an Executive Committee and a Secretary. This Committee is headed by a Chairman and a Vice Chairman, each of which is elected for a 2 years period.


The members are the National Associations representing the Paper & Board companies. Individual companies cannot be members of UTIPULP.

There are currently 10 members each representing the following countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.

There are normally 2 General Assemblies per year. These meetings are held in various locations within the member countries.


The Chairman is Mr Burkhard KRUCKE (representative of the German Association).

What are the objectives of Utipulp?

The aims of UTIPULP are to:

General Trade Rules for woodpulp

The UTIPULP General Trade Rules for woodpulp has been approved by the General Assembly on May 1st, 2014. General Trade Rules