LeafCOAT™ barrier coating made from lignin, has been designed to be applied to paper-based materials such as virgin or kraft substrates (eg. paperboard/corrugated/containerboard) using current industry equipment. The coating has been tested at scale and demonstrates highly desirable features, notably its waterproof properties equal in performance to wax based & plastic polymer coatings.
A 100% biobased product, LeafCOAT™ is made from renewable resources, that support the performance required for food-service products (consistency & durability) and eliminates the introduction of more plastic into society. The effects of micro-plastic consumption have become well known both in human consumption and marine life. The technology under patent protection, is progressing through the standard international patent pathway.