STENco's compostable oxygen barrier technology provides an economical and environmentally responsible solution to extending shelf life in the single use packaging industry.
Meet the Founder
With oxygen barrier properties better than most plastics and a low-cost of production, STENco is the answer to any number of problems, including: 13 billion coffee pods, 150 billion straws, and 500 billion cups thrown away every year.
Using a novel approach and solid polymer science, STENco is utilizing inexpensive, nature-based materials to address some of today's most pressing environmental issues. Our packaging system is designed to be cost competitive and home compostable, all while still protecting the products within for extended periods of time.
To create this revolutionary material, we start with what nature has already perfected: proteins, cellulose, and polysaccharides. This blend and these membranes protect life itself - comprising plants, cell walls, eggs and even the human placenta. We all owe our very existence to these protective bubbles. STENco uses these building blocks to design packaging systems that protect the system within from environmental ingress. It is engineered to fully degrade when conditions are right and not before.
John Brown, Founder and CEO
John is a chemist with over 20 years professional experience. His expertise includes controlled release pharmaceuticals, protein and lipid isolation/purification and business unit management. John is passionate about the environment and dedicated to solving one of the world’s largest problems.