Our goal is to provide green wastewater treatment products that are safer to use and more effective than the leading cleaning solutions for fats, oils and greases.


Protein Matrix LLC was founded with the vision of creating a safe alternative to traditional chemical degreasers that are all too often composed of hazardous and carcinogenic reagents.


  • Chemical formulations that are gentle on skin but powerful on grease
  • Formulations that function over a wide range of conditions including pH, temperature, salinity and mineral content

Protein Matrix products are cost-effective, environmentally-benign and more powerful than the toxic chemicals currently on the market. Our plant-based materials and methods of formulation are the most advanced in the industry and will change the way you think about your business.

The Team

Patrick Antle has B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Duke University and Tufts University, respectively, as well as experience as a project manager and researcher in the wastewater, semiconductor, filtration, and pharmaceutical industries.

Peter Rehage has a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Puget Sound. His research has primarily related to coastal dynamics and ecology, petroleum waste products, historical industrial waste products, processed waters and contaminant transport through marine systems.

Christian Zeigler has a Ph.D in Chemistry from Tufts University. He has extensive experience in environmental analytical chemistry method development and engineering application support.

Paul Denaro has years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industries – he truly understands the needs of any food service business.