Company

Welcome to the world of Creapaper


We provide the paper industry with a new raw material for the production of paper and cardboard – grass! Or, to be more precise, it’s actually dried hay. It is prepared using our own patented process according to the requirements of the corresponding paper mill and is then incorporated into its production cycle as a raw material instead of virgin fibres (wood) or recycled paper. If wood is substituted by grass as a raw material for the production of paper and cardboard, CO2 emissions arising from the manufacturing process are reduced by up to 75%.

No chemicals are used and just 1% of the water required for wood fibres is needed. In addition to the ecological aspect, the raw material of grass is significantly cheaper than wood pulp. Grass can also be directly used by the paper industry on existing machines, without any modification or additional aggregates. We work hand in hand with the traditional paper industry and branded goods companies, develop intelligent packaging solutions and help to stem the global plastic flood.

Our vision
is our mission


Our vision

We will make a decisive change to the use of resources in the millennia-old tradition of papermaking, whilst introducing grass alongside wood pulp and recycled paper as the world’s third most important raw material for the production of paper. This is our work, our passion, our commitment. And in thirty years’ time, history books will read, ‘Back in the days when paper was still made from trees …!’

Our mission

We love Mother Earth.
We believe in a future on this planet.
We assume responsibility for our children, our children’s children and our children’s children’s children.
This is why we are disseminating the idea of using grass as a raw material for the paper industry all over the world.
This is our contribution to Mother Earth and her children.
What’s yours?

Distinctions


Red Herring Top 100 Europe 2019

Named by the renowned American magazine Red Herring as one of the 100 most promising and innovative companies in Europe.

European Commission 2018

Awarded the Seal of Excellence and a grant of approx. EUR 1.9 million by the European Commission to promote the further development of grass paper technology.

IKU 2017 (awarded 2018)

Germany’s most prestigious climate and environmental distinction, awarded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment and Nature Conservation as well as the Federation of German Industries.

GreenUp Invest 2017

Distinction awarded by the BAND German Business Angel Network and the National Climate Initiative for the promotion of green start-up financing.

KfW Entrepreneur Award 2017

Through its renowned competition, the KfW banking group distinguishes young companies from all over Germany that deserve public recognition for their concepts.

Start Green Award 2016

A renowned award for the pioneers of the German green economy under the patronage of the Federal Ministry for the Environment and Nature Conservation in addition to the National Climate Protection Initiative.

Media


ProSieben Galileo: The superpowers of the new material grass paper (German)

Whether an online retailer or a local delivery service, they all need paper and cardboard to transport their goods. But now, the world of paper is being completely revolutionised – with paper made of grass.

ZDF Plan B: My Money Is Doing Good – Grass Paper (German)

A report by ZDF on the financing of grass paper at Creapaper GmbH.

Greentec Trailer: Creapaper Graspapier 2018 (English Subtitle)

KfW Entrepreneur Award 2017 National Winner Creapaper (German)

The contribution of the national winner of the KfW Award.

3sat Nano 2017: Report about grass paper (German)

Grass instead of wood - the most environmentally friendly paper in the world (German)