PapairWrap - sustainable packaging with paper bubble wrap
Who we are
Our team is the foundation of our success. Each and every one of us has his or her own motivation to contribute to greater sustainability through our work at Papair.
The knowledge that we can rely on each other, stick together and have a common goal in mind are formative for our cooperation.
At our production site in Rethem an der Aller (Lower Saxony) we manufacture for our customers in Germany and abroad. With a self-developed and patented technology, we produce PapairWrap and other sustainable packaging materials Made in Germany.
We are proud to have made the journey from a startup to a globally recognized company.
Our mission: to rid the world of unnecessary plastic waste
We want to rid the world of unnecessary plastic waste in order to leave it a better place for future generations. With our bubble wrap made of recycled paper, we are making our contribution to this and want to be a role model for others. In the future, Papair will stand as a brand for environmentally friendly packaging material.
This is what every Papair team member stands up for!
Our Story - from the idea to the startup
2018The idea is born
Mar 2020Foundation scholarshipFabian and Christopher receive the NBank Foundation scholarship
May 2020The team is completeSteven completes the founding team
July 2020Papair GmbH is established
Feb 2021Our patent is submittedAfter successful product development, we file our patent.
June 2021CrowdinvestingAfter less than 52 hours, our €400,000 crowdinvesting campaign ends.
Nov 2021Pre-Seed FinancingWe are increasing the pace and bringing competent partners on board.
Feb 2022Hall in RethemWe move into our production hall in Rethem and start preparations.
Aug 2022Leipa as another partnerWe have the LEIPA Group on board as another strong partner with over 175 years of experience and know-how in the field of paper and 100% recycled-based solutions.
Dec 2022Winner of the DurchstarterpreisPapair wins the Durchstarter award in the scale up category
May 2023Amazon AcceleratorOut of 1500 applications, Papair is one of 16 startups selected for the Amazon Accelerator. For us the turbo for market entry :)
July 2023Production startProduction starts and the first meters of PapairWrap roll off the line.
Meet Team Papair
CTO and Founder
Since my childhood, I have been strongly connected to nature through my grandfather's beekeeping, which I continue today. My goal at Papair is to give something back to the environment and society.
CEO and Founder
I grew up in the countryside as a child. That's why my environment is very close to my heart. With Papair, I want to create a brand that not only stands for sustainable packaging, but also supports social projects.
Living sustainability in everyday life - that's how I do my part to protect the environment. At Papair, with a special team and an innovative product, I can create a basis for making it even easier to avoid plastic waste.
My aspiration is to do something meaningful with my work. With Papair, I have found a company where I can play a part in making a difference. For me, it's about working with our environment, not against it.
CDO and Founder
Studying technology of renewable raw materials has shaped my awareness of sustainability. With the development of a sustainable packaging solution, I would like to make my contribution to a world without unnecessary plastic waste.
Machine and equipment operator
While looking for a new professional challenge, I came across "paper bubble wrap" and was quickly hooked. As a machine and plant operator at Papair, I can now also make my contribution to a better environment. The fact that I reach my new workplace by bicycle rounds it all off.
PR & Communication
Sustainability is very important to me in my daily life. I love to see this reflected in my work and to support Papair in introducing sustainable packaging alternatives.
Doing something for the environment with a cool team, that's exactly what I want! I'm up for the exciting mission in which we will take many right and important steps together. Let's take up the fight against unnecessary plastic waste.
Through the student organisation Enactus, I learned how important startups are for sustainable entrepreneurship and new alternative solutions. Together with Papair, I am excited to give bubble wrap a new face and reduce plastic waste.
I try to make my everyday life as sustainable as possible. Through Papair, I now also have the opportunity to work in an area that aims to do just that and I am happy to be a part of it.
On my mission to rid the world of unnecessary plastic waste, I came across the Papair team. I thought the paper bubble wrap thing was so great that I stuck around to help.
Plastic waste is harming our planet in a way that makes it all the more important for me to do something about it. That's why I'm excited to take on this challenge right at the start of my career.
Machine and equipment operator
As a village child, I grew up with nature and also grow my own food in the garden. That's why I'm very enthusiastic about Papair's sustainable concept! The profession of a machine and plant operator has been with me since I was 16 years old and is totally my thing. So: let's go Team Papair!
Business Development & Finance
These are questions that have preoccupied me for a long time in view of the pollution of our environment: Can I make my own small contribution to reducing this vast amount of plastic waste? How actually? With what at all? When? The answer from Papair: Yes!