Austropapier was founded in 1872. It represents paper companies in Austria, together with Fachverband, a section of the Austrian chamber of commerce. The branche makes two million tonnes of pulp and five million tonnes of paper each year. She also developes new products from biomass for future markets and sells energy (heat and electricity) into the grid.
Currently there are 21 companies with 24 mills in Austria, employing around 8.000 people.