Main application fields for hydrophobic papers are food packaging, filtration, writing paper for outdoor use, maps, plans, etc. Conventionally, for the hydrophobic treatment process, papers are coated with wax or polyethylene (PE). As a result the paper is no longer recyclable or compostable. In addition, the basic properties of the paper, such as air permeability, weight, etc. change.
The Austrian company has developed a facility with patented procedure to convert fabrics and paper.