Together with our customers, we create functional wheat-based products which ensure greater efficiency, performance and quality in a wide range of sectors and industries.

Innovations from nature

The entire circle of life is contained within a tiny grain of wheat. The opportunities and challenges of wheat have always fascinated Crespel & Deiters. And the objective of our work is to develop, use and perfect the manifold possibilities offered by the natural raw material wheat for industrial applications.

Wheat is our basis for the development of high-performance products. In doing so we fully utilise the ingredients of the grain, making use of all its constituent parts. because each constituent part has its own properties and possible applications.

The wheat starch, for example, forms resistant, solid gels, is highly stable during processing and can be used in various ways in the food and non-food sectors.

Wheat gluten, the protein in wheat, is particularly important for its baking properties and also improves the nutritional quality of foods.

First, the wheat is ground. The wheat endosperm is then broken down into its constituent parts by adding fresh spring water and energy. This mixture is then sieved and centrifuged to obtain the wheat starches, proteins, fibres and extracts. The products obtained in this way are refined in further processing steps such as mixing, extrusion and modification into highly functional products customised for our customers.

First, the wheat is ground. The wheat endosperm is then broken down into its constituent parts by adding fresh spring water and energy. This mixture is then sieved and centrifuged to obtain the wheat starches, proteins, fibres and extracts. The products obtained in this way are refined in further processing steps such as mixing, extrusion and modification into highly functional products customised for our customers.

The strength and versatility of nature.

Created from sunlight, earth, water and seeds, wheat unites the combined forces of nature. This vitality and strength is demonstrated in each of our solutions. Solutions made from innovative ideas that serve the interests of our customers.


Wheat is a natural and renewable raw material. This is how nature provides us with endless resources for developing our variety of products. We do everything we can to make the best possible use of this resource and preserve our environment in the process. This is why highest standards and fixed rules apply regarding its provenance, sourcing and processing. More at Quality and Environment

Thanks to state-of-the-art technology and efficient water recycling, the use of fresh water, e.g. has been reduced by more than half within the past ten years. In addition to this, heat and electrical energy is generated from natural gas in a highly efficient and effective manner, thanks to the use of combined heat and power generation.


Efficient use of the raw material is important. With the optimisation of production and machinery efficiency, we at the Crespel & Deiters group utilise 99 % of the wheat grain.

Through the quality assurance that takes place throughout the entire manufacturing process, we are able to absorb the natural fluctuations in the quality of the natural raw material and create consistently reliable products.

Regional and without genetic engineering.

For Crespel & Deiters, sustainability already begins with the purchase of the natural raw material. We only use EU wheat, with at least 75% coming from German cultivation. This guarantees that the raw material contains no genetically-modified constituent parts. Apart from this, our high-quality EU wheat is both high in nutrients and characterised by a high degree of purity. Thanks to our considerable use of regional wheat, Crespel & Deiters reduces the overall distance of our transport routes and the corresponding emissions to the greatest possible extent. In addition to strengthening the domestic farming industry at the same time.

Our competence for the raw material.

Crespel & Deiters has been closely associated with the natural raw material of wheat and its variety of possible uses for more than 160 years. In intensive research and development, with experience and vision, in combination with a profound knowledge of grain, we create functional products and procedures for customer-specific applications. Our core competence is in the separation of wheat into its original constituent parts and refining it to create innovative solutions.

Our competence for the raw material.

It is our task and our goal to develop, use and perfect the manifold possibilities of wheat for industrial applications. Crespel & Deiters predominantly processes German wheat into flour in regional grain mills. At the headquarters in Ibbenbüren, water is added to the wheat flour to create a dough suspension, which is then separated by means of centrifugal force. High-quality wheat starch, wheat proteins, wheat fibres, and wheat extracts are then obtained through physical separation, sieving, extraction and evaporation. The subsequent use of these wheat-based raw materials by our food and non-food brands produces highly functional products. This can be achieved by means of mixing, extrusion and modification that can be used efficiently in a wide variety of applications and industries.

Wheat-based products for various applications.

Wheat starch (native, modified and as a derivative)

of native wheat starch: e.g.

  • insoluble in cold water
  • pure white
  • pourable
  • free-flowing
  • odour and taste-neutral
  • formation of viscous pastes when soaked in hot water
  • forms stable, firm gels on cooling
  • good process stability
  • no smoke development on combustion
  • environmentally-friendly, sustainable
  • For the adhesion of paper layers in the corrugated board industry.
  • Ensures bending resistance, surface smoothness, tensile strength and a retention medium in paper manufacture.
  • As co-binder in coating colours for the paint industry.
  • For the manufacture of mineral and fibreboards such as plasterboard in the construction industry.
  • As a binder and filler in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry.
  • As a laundry starch, spray starch and sizing agent in the textile industry.

Wheat protein (gluten) (vital, texturised, modified)

  • Of key significance for bakery product properties: Pores formation, crumb formation and volume.
  • Protein enrichment of flours.
  • Rapid dough formation with variable dough elasticity.
  • High dough yield.
  • Influences the cooking tolerance of dough products.
  • Baked goods
    • Bread and pastries
    • Bakery mixes
    • Frozen products
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Pasta
  • Vegetarian products
  • Textured wheat protein

Pre-gelatinised wheat starch

  • cold swelling
  • cold-water soluble
  • pourable
  • odour and taste neutral
  • cream colours (off-white)
  • dispersible in water
  • high water-binding capacity/water retention
  • high nutritional value
  • rheological properties
  • thickener
  • binding properties (green strength, final strength)
  • freshness retention
  • environmentally-friendly, sustainable
  • many other functionalities
  • As a binder in the manufacture of wood, coal, biomass and mineral briquettes or pellets.
  • To achieve green strength and high final strength during compacting.
  • For compressing fine scrap, slack, dusts and other furnace remnants.
  • As a additive for steel production or metal powder.
  • For the adhesion of wood and fibres in the wood industry.
  • As a filler and binding agent and for adhesion in the manufacture of fireproof protective insulation panels in the construction industry.
  • As a filler for core sand binders and core coatings in foundries.
  • Provider of nutrients and a binder and thickener in the pet food & feed industry.
  • Filler and binder in the manufacture of adhesive pastes in the paper and corrugated board industry.
  • As co-binder for moulding sand in foundries.

Pre-gelatinised wheat flour

  • im Extruder hydrothermisch aufgeschlossenes Weizenmehl
  • geruchs- und geschmacksneutral
  • weißes bis cremefarbenes Pulver
  • in Wasser dispergierbar
  • hohe Löslichkeit
  • kaltwasserlöslich
  • kaltquellend
  • rieselfähig
  • hohes Wasserbindevermögen/Wasserretention
  • hoher Nährwert
  • rheologische Eigenschaften
  • Verdickungsmittel
  • Bindende Eigenschaften (Grünstandsfestigkeit, Endfestigkeit)
  • Frischhaltung
  • umweltfreundlich, nachhaltig
  • viele weitere Funktionalitäten
  • Einsatz in Futtermitteln oder Futterzusatz sowohl für Nutz- als auch für Haustiere.
  • Als Stabilisator in Milchaustauscherprodukten.
  • Als Bindemittel bei der Herstellung von Holz-, Kohle-, Biomasse- und mineralischen Briketts oder Pellets.
  • Zur Erreichung von Grünfestigkeit und einer hohen Endfestigkeit bei der Kompaktierung.
  • Zur Komprimierung feinem Schrotts, Schlacken, Stäube und anderen Hüttenreststoffen.
  • Als Additiv für die Stahlproduktion oder Metallpulver.
  • Zur Leimung von Holz und Fasern in der Holzindustrie.
  • Als Füll- und Hilfsstoff sowie Bindemittel und zur Leimung bei der Herstellung feuerfester Isolierschutzplatten in der Bauindustrie.
  • Als Füllstoff für Kernsandbinder und Kernschlichten in Gießereien.
  • Nährstofflieferant sowie Binde- und Verdickungsmittel für die Petfood & Feed-Industrie.
  • Füllstoff und Bindemittel bei der Herstellung von pastösen Klebstoffen in der Papier- und Wellpappenindustrie.
  • Als Co-Binder für Formsand in Gießereien.

Wheat fibre

  • high water absorption capacity
  • hight fibre content
  • As provider of nutrients in the feed industry.
  • For stabilisation and pigmentation during extrusion.

Wheat extract

  • Liquid product, contains protein, crude fibres, pentosans as well as lactic acids.
  • The lactic acid bacteria are in an active state and capable of continued acid formation.
  • Offers high nutritional properties.
  • Binder and thickener.
  • Stabiliser.
  • Supports lasting freshness.
  • Ensures moist crumb.
  • Creates a distinctive aroma profile and stimulates the appetite.
  • Many other functionalities.
  • To increase nutritional value.
  • As flavour enhancer and acidifier.
  • As individual feed or as an additive in other feeds or admixtures in the feed industry.

Wheat bran

  • rich in fibres, vitamins and iron
  • Provider of fibre for human nutrition.
  • Use as feed.

Starch – a natural raw material of increasing importance.

The formation of starch in plant-based raw materials such as wheat, rice and potatoes is part of the process known as photosynthesis. For millions of years, unbelievable amounts of carbohydrates, such as e.g. starch, but also sugar or cellulose, have repeatedly been produced from the carbon dioxide in the air, with the help of the chlorophyll in the plants’ leaves and with the natural help of sunlight. A miracle of nature that takes place without human intervention.

As a necessity for all organic life on this planet, this process has also brought us the stores of fossil energy sources which are becoming increasingly scarce today, and whose use needs to be reduced to protect the environment. Industrially manufactured starch products can replace raw materials from these limited stores. Therefore this constantly renewable raw material is becoming increasingly significant thanks to its wide range of potential uses.

State-of-the-art high-tech and knowledge.

Crespel & Deiters separates more than 300,000 tonnes of wheat per year, which is then refined to create functional products. To maintain high capacity and even expand further, Crespel & Deiters invests continually in future-focused further development of its production facilities. Our production processes are always technically, ecologically and economically state-of-the-art thanks to innovative in-house developments in the technical area.

Maximum performance and high added value for customers.

The reliable quality and high efficiency of our work is the result of our employees´ great knowledge, as well as decades of experience and expertise regarding the natural raw material, wheat.

  • Sustained process stability
  • Compliance with quality parameters
  • High processing performance
  • Optimised yield structure
  • Economic use of resources
  • Reliable delivery dependability and short lead times
  • Security of stocks