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A Decade of Innovation, Celebrating 10 Years of DetraPel, Inc.

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A decade ago, Impermea Material’s parent company DetraPel, Inc., was founded from a spark of curiosity and a commitment to rewriting protection rules. As we commemorate our 10th anniversary, we reflect on our journey, accomplishments, and the incredible advancement that has defined our path. 

The Genesis of Innovation

Impermea Materials’ started with the question, “How can we create advanced materials that redefine the capabilities of everyday substrates?” This question ignited a passion for innovation that continues to drive us today. Founder David Zamarin’s vision led to the creation of Impermea Materials, where we set out to explore the boundaries of what’s possible. 

From Vision to Reality

Embarking on a decade-long journey, Impermea Materials' parent company has etched its name as a trailblazer in pioneering solutions that redefine performance, safety, and sustainability. From combatting oil and grease susceptibility to engineering moisture barriers and UV resistance, our trajectory has been relentless innovation and boundary-pushing. This commitment to advancement propelled the establishment of Impermea Materials in April 2023, marking a pivotal moment in our evolution. DetraPel, now an integral part of Impermea, ventured into the industrial arena two years prior, a strategic shift that underscores our dedication to providing transformative solutions across diverse sectors. As we stand at the threshold of this new chapter, our journey from vision to reality is only just commencing.

Celebrating Milestones

Our paths have been marked by milestones that reflect our dedication to excellence. From the breakthroughs in our laboratory to the tangible impact we’ve had on industries worldwide, every achievement has been a testament to our passion for innovation. Our unwavering pursuit of perfection drives us to create solutions that redefine what’s possible and inspire a future of change. 

Looking Ahead

As we celebrate a decade of innovation, we’re excited to embark on a new chapter of progress. Our commitment to driving the next generation of fluorine-free and plastic-free innovation remains stronger. We’re constantly exploring new frontiers, uncovering unique molecules, and pioneering solutions that challenge the status quo and create a more sustainable future. Thank you for joining us on this journey. Here’s to a decade of innovation, discovery, and a future filled with endless possibilities. 



Impermea Materials, formerly known as DetraPel Industrial, is an advanced materials company based in Massachusetts that synthesizes and manufactures the highest-performing barrier solutions, which are PFAS-free and plastic-free. Our paper & paperboard packaging product line allows customers to unlock repulpable, recyclable, compostable, and PFAS-free product innovation. We offer customizable oil & grease resistant (OGR), moisture/water vapor transmission barrier (MVTR), fan-apart adhesives, and release coatings enabling customers to win new business and gain additional market share. Our products replace existing coatings that do not allow materials like paper to replace plastic due to a lack of performance. Traditional solutions in the market are facing regulatory action due to PFAS, Plastic, or other less sustainable materials. Our solutions provide an offering that genuinely outperforms legacy technologies without sacrificing the sustainability you need.