PROTĒAN™ Water Barrier

Unmatched Strength

PROTĒAN™’s unique formula becomes interlaced in the paper matrix, lending impressive strength properties whether the technology is used as an additive or a barrier coating. Its inherent properties deliver impressive water-resistance to paper-based products that is comparable to bio-plastics with a lower overall product coat weight.

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100% Recyclable

100% Biodegradable




What Sets PROTĒAN™ Apart

PROTĒAN™ stands out from competitive legacy
technologies in four key areas:


Derived from natural and renewable resources


100% Recyclable

Plastic-, wax- and silicone-free

100% Biodegradable

Coated paper is re-pulpable


Compatible with existing paper mill coating and converting operations

Excellent mill runnability, product convertibility and printability

Runs up to 20% faster than some competitive technologies

Coats and dries quickly


Suitable for hot and cold products


Can be used as an additive or a barrier coating

Suitable as an emulsion for other coating agents

Can be applied on one or both sides of paper

Available as a full or a spot application

Coating can be applied before or after printing

Compatible with bleached or unbleached papers


FDA approved under 21 CFR 172.867

Meets specifications described in Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notices GRN 227 and 325



PROTĒAN™ is a perfect match for paper-based applications that require very high water-resistance and moderate oil- and grease-resistance. PROTĒAN™ is a versatile and flexible technology that can be easily customized for different applications without compromising performance. We invite you to explore new applications and opportunities for PROTĒAN™ through co-development with our team.

Current applications include:

Agricultural paper

Bags (shopping and compost)

Disposable coffee cups

Food storage containers (hot and cold)


Paper straws

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