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Start-up Companies and Entrepreneurs - Cerealus Holdings LLC

Since 2004, Cerealus has successfully collaborated with the UMaine PDC to develop next generation technologies and “Best Practices” for the paper and allied products industry.

Cerecarb is a disruptive platform technology under development by Cerealus and the PDC. The dramatic strength improvements possible with the application of Cerecarb allow for significantly lowered raw material costs, improved paper quality and higher manufacturing efficiency.

Ceregel is a cutting-edge retention and drainage chemistry that has been commercially proven to lower paper production costs and improve production efficiency. Originally developed by DuPont, and later licensed to Cerealus by the PDC, Ceregel is a ‘smart process’ for commercial paper machines that promises to save mills thousands of dollars.

Holdout, a bio-based polymer developed jointly by Cerealus and the UMaine PDC. Made from corn, Holdout is used as a replacement for fluorinated compounds in food packaging such as microwave popcorn bags and pizza boxes. This grease and oil resistant coating is non-toxic, biodegradable and the first product of its kind on the market.

Visit Cerealus’s website to learn more about the company and its products.

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The Process Development Center
5737 Jenness Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.2281 | Fax: 207.581.4174
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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