A FEMALE FOUNDED
CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY
STARTUP

We are a circular bioeconomy startup, and we offer a holistically sustainable alternative material to conventional plastics and bioplastics. Founded in 2020 in Hamburg, Germany, we have already grown a multidisciplinary team of passionate experts united by our pioneering spirit: Together, we work on a novel generation of biomaterials every day.

Would you like to help us create a future free of pollution and waste? Learn how to get involved as a corporate partner, or check our open job offers to join our team! Are you interested in covering us in a press feature? Find more information on our press & media site!

traceless technology

OUR VISION

A world where the materials we use impact positively on the planet, making pollution and waste history.

OUR MISSION

We engineer advanced biomaterials that integrate into nature's biological cycle without leaving a trace.

THAT'S
OUR TEAM

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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Alessandro is holding a PhD in Polymer Chemistry. He has broad experience and an extensive track record of scientific contribution in the fields of organic and polymer chemistry, and material science.

As our Head of R&D, Alessandro is part of our Product Development Group.

ALESSANDRO CATALDO

Head Of Research & Development

Philipp has studied Renewable Energies and Mechanical Engineering, and did an apprenticeship as a tool mechanic for injection molding.

 

With this combination of broad knowledge, practical skills and his highly valued hands-on mentality, he has the perfect background for his work in our product development group.

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PHILIPP MECHELK

Application Engineer

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Arjun has a master’s degree in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, and initially started at traceless as a student assistant.

 

After finishing his studies, he decided to join our product development department full-time as a product developer - which we greatly appreciate!

ARJUN RAJESH

Product Developer

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Hande has a masters degree in Polymer Material Science, and before joining traceless, she already gained a wide range of professional experience - both in the packaging industry, and in scientific institutes researching on polymer films and biopolymers.

HANDE SALTIK

Application Engineer

Anne invented the technology for traceless materials. She holds a PhD in Process Engineering for her research in the field of biorefinery, and has practical experience in commercial product development for another of her 4 patents.

Furthermore, she is a recognized industry expert for life-cycle assessment, and founding member of Hamburg’s Cradle To Cradle NGO regional group.

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ANNE LAMP

CEO & Co-Founder

Johanna complements the business and strategy development expertise to our  female founding team. As former COO of a social impact startup and business developer for an international strategy consultancy, Johanna combines entrepreneurial and business development knowledge to scale up early-stage ventures and teams.

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JOHANNA BAARE

COO & Co-Founder

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As traceless’ Chief Financial Officer, Jakob is our finance professional with many years of experience in scaling finance organizations and as an investor in the sustainable finance sector.

With this background, he is responsible for our financial and financing strategy, thus enabling us to drive our growth and bring our holistically sustainable plastic alternative to market fast.

JAKOB RÖSKAMP

CFO

Gabriela studied Agro-industrial engineering and has a Master degree in Food Development, Research and Innovation.

 

Ever since then, she has dedicated her professional career to biopolymers, e.g. as a laboratory science technician & researcher at an university in Ecuador, publishing various scientific papers in the topic.

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GABRIELA SILVA

R&D Engineer

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Philippe is our R&D Scientist, and has a Master's degree in Chemistry from RWTH Aachen University. With this background and his specific experience in polymer chain interactions and network dynamics, he is a great fit for our product development team.

PHILIPPE LOUIS

R&D Scientist

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Simon just finished his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with Materials Science at the Hochschule-Bonn-Rhein-Sieg.

 

Before starting his masters programme soon, he decided to move to Hamburg, now complementing his knowledge about polymer chemistry and mechanics along with his love for nature to our mission!

SIMON BÄUMER

Product Development Intern

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Andrea is working in the Product Development Group, as a student assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and recently started her master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at the TUHH.

 

Her biggest passion is sustainability, which perfectly aligns with being a part of the solution at traceless!

ANDREA FERRIÑO

Product Development

Student Assistant

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Ira is currently studying Chemical Engineering / Environmental Technology, and decided to write her thesis at traceless. She is highly motivated to deepen her knowledge and experience about natural polymer materials and processes, thus contributing to sustainable material solutions for a healthy planet in the future.

IRA BERG

Product Development

Student Assistant

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LUIS-MARCEL VARGAS LUFT

Product Development
Student Assistant

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION

Niklas has a master of engineering degree in project management, and extensive professional experience in this field, among others in implementing production facilities and process scale ups - which he now successfully applies to traceless' production plants.

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NIKLAS RAMBOW

Head of Technology Development

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Tobias has a masters degree in Process Engineering, and several years of professional experience in doing process and plant engineering from concept to commissioning - which he brings to the table as part of traceless’ Technology Development Group.

TOBIAS SCHOLZ

Head of Engineering

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Pascal has a master’s degree in Process Engineering and several years of experience in industrial plant and process engineering. He specifically has experience in the planning of industrial plants, and the purchasing, controlling and instruction of suppliers.

PASCAL VOLKMER

Project Engineer

Pascal has a master’s degree in Process Engineering and several years of experience in industrial plant and process engineering. He specifically has experience in the planning of industrial plants, and the purchasing, controlling and instruction of suppliers.

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DANIELA EIXENBERGER

Process Engineer

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Benjamin is our plant operator and part of the Technology Development Group. He has completed the Industrial Mechanic Training, specializing in production engineering and maintenance technology, and has several years of experience as an industrial mechanic in production technology.

BENJAMIN GOSLER

Machine Operator & Maintenance Technician

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Alex is a trained master in Food Technology, and has already gained many years of experience working in the grain processing industry. This specific background is highly valuable for his role in our Technology Development Group.

ALEXANDER KADEN

Machine Operator & Maintenance Technician

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Jessica is supporting the Technology Development Group as a student assistant. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Process Engineering - with a special focus on thermodynamics. She aims to work on truly sustainable processes with large-scale environmental impact, a perfect fit to traceless if you ask us!

JESSICA GÜNEY

Technology Development

Student Assistant

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Elias is pursuing his master's degree in Process Engineering and has been part of traceless since the beginning, supporting the lab as a bachelor’s student and now as a student assistant in the Technology Development Group.

ELIAS FERREIRA

Technology Development

Student Assistant

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & ADMINISTRATION

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Philip has a background in B2B marketing & sales in the chemical industry in various markets and for various applications. He has lived and worked internationally gathering extensive industry experience. As our product manager, Philip is a very important link between customers and the different traceless teams.

PHILIP ORTIN

Product Management & Sales

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Lucas has a state examination in law and first-hand experience in this field, gained at several law firms and companies. He once started in our team as a student assistent, then joined the team full-time, being accountable for all legal & HR related topics, as well as business administration.

LUCAS GERBER

Legal, HR & Administration

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FELIX CAROLATH

Accounting Consultant

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

With a master's degree in Environmental Psychology, specifically focusing on the effective communication around plastic pollution - Ritva brings fundamental knowledge to the traceless team. Hereby she helps spread the word about traceless and plastic pollution.

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RITVA KRIST

Marketing Manager

Isabel has a diploma in Industrial Design, and many years of professional experience creating innovative product and brand experience designs for major European brands. She brings her creative skills to our product design and brand communication development.

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ISABEL THOMA

Design & Communications

You'd like to help us solve global plastic pollution? We're always looking for motivated people to join our team!

BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION

Following our mission to make the greatest possible sustainability impact, we are working to scale our technology and make our materials widely available soon. Currently, we are producing traceless materials on our pilot plant, while developing first product applications together with our lighthouse customers.

You and your company are sharing our pioneering spirit, and would like to be part of the solution rather than part of the pollution? For example, as one of the first manufacturers to offer market pilot products made out of traceless materials? Or as part of our partner network, contributing your expertise to our exciting journey? Then we are inviting you to contact us!