What is Cellulotech?
Cellulotech is a material science company focusing on the most abundant organic compound on earth, cellulose. Our goal is to expand its applications and help several industries, such as packaging, to reach sustainability by replacing plastics or harmful chemicals while offering a similar or better cost/performance profile.
What is Cellulotech’s technology?
Cellulotech’s main technology is called chromatogeny. It is a green chemistry process (no solvent involved). It was discovered by our Chief Scientist more than 20 years ago, Daniel Samain.
Depending on the substrate Cellulotech’s technology can provide strong hydrophobic properties (lotus-leaf effect or paper “goretex”) or offer strong water, oxygen, vapor and grease barriers while keeping all the repulpability, compostability and biodegradability properties of paper.
Cellulotech has made a process breakthrough to scale up this solution and owns several application and process patents.
How does it work?
We grafts long chain fatty acids on the OH groups on the specific surface of the substrate.
How much does it cost?
The total cost of the process is estimated to be below 0.1 cent per square meter.
What kind of paper can we use?
Any type, recycled or not. But the least sized the better. We can also treat final products such as corrugated cardboards and some 3D shapes.
Can it be recycled?
Yes. Treated paper can be recycled (EN 13430) with usual paper/board streams or be composted. If they are not, they will biodegrade (EN 13432) without harming the environment.
Can the reagent be bio-sourced?
Is it safe for consumers?
Yes. The resulting molecule is already approved in several jurisdictions for food contact.
Do you use PFAS’s?
Not at all. In fact we can help to get rid of PFAS’s.
Is it resistant to hot content?
Can we invest in Cellulotech?
We will likely raise some funds in the future. If you are interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you provide samples?
Sure. Please contact us at email@example.com
What is the carbon footprint?
A full life cycle analysis has still yet to be independently performed but we estimated it to reduce the carbon footprint by at least 20% and up to 90% depending on the material replaced.
What are the technical specifications?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you hiring?
We are always looking for talented individuals who share our vision. Please email email@example.com