An oxygen barrier better than most plastics.

It keeps food fresh.

Plain and simple.

  • Biodegradable

  • Food contact safe

  • Microwavable

  • Grease Resistant

  • Water Resistant

Using a novel approach and solid polymer science, we are 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. 

Results through research.

Meet our team

The Scientist

John Brown (JB) is a chemist with over 20 years professional experience.   His expertise includes  controlled release pharmaceuticals, protein and lipid isolation/purification and business unit management.  JB is passionate about the environment and dedicated to solving one of the world’s largest problems.

The Strategist

Alexander N. Gerogiannis (Alex) has practiced law since 2005, primarily in the areas of complex federal litigation and alternative dispute resolution. While in private practice, he represented and advised individual and corporate clients in the areas of best practices and policies, employment law, civil rights law, constitutional law, environmental law, risk management, and litigation management. Also, Alex served the U.S. Courts as a law clerk to several federal judges. He believes that bringing to market a biodegradable or home compostable alternative to single-use plastics is of inescapable and paramount importance.

The Soul

Emily DeFrance (Em), a graduate of The University of Alabama with a B.A. in Business Management (2011, cum laude), is a life-long resident of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is primarily responsible for business management, client development, and marketing for StenCo. Since college, Emily has worked in the environment, construction, and technology sectors. She is invaluable to the StenCo team due to her experience with technology startups and in helping to bring novel, environmentally tailored technologies to market in the United States and abroad.

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