ChemScrapes was established at the end of 2007, having been named by Emeritus Professor Brian Halton at Victoria University of Wellington.  Since then, ChemScrapes has appeared sporadically in Chemistry in AustraliaChemistry in New Zealand, the Syrris newsletter and in numerous presentations on request.  In 2017, ChemScrapes and Chemical and Engineering News teamed up to produce Sketch Chemistry, a regular panel appearing in the magazine.