We believe we can develop a compostable paper board fiber cup that would use our patented Petra treatment process to provide the barrier needed for hot and cold products using current forming equipment in today’s market. The solution is a patented penetrating treatment technology, that imparts an extremely high level of hydrophobicity within paper. The process was developed and patented by DOW Corning, and the result of treatment converts the paper performance from ordinary to extraordinary. The process allows the paper to be pulpable, compostable, and recyclable. The treatment process meets U.S. Food and Drug Administration standards for incidental food contact. The treatment penetrates throughout the paper and is NOT a coating. The treatment creates a lotus effect within the fiber matrix, which changes the contact angle of the surface to water. The paper can be cut, folded, printed and/or glued and converted without loss of moisture resistance while allowing it to breath.