The most sustainable stretch film in the world

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Our society uses
a lot of stretch film

Due to the globalized nature of our economy, stretch film is one of the largest uses of polyethylene in the world. With no real alternatives, essentially every pallet in the world is wrapped in this protective packaging.

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100% of stretch film is made from plastic

Collectively, we manufacture nearly 2.5 billion lbs of stretch film each year. This means we're using enough stretch film to wrap around the earth 10 times... every single day.

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Almost 95% of all stretch film is tossed

As it's such a massive industry, one would hope that we are recycling this product as much as possible. Unfortunately, this is not the case, with only an estimated 5% of all stretch film being recycled worldwide.

Sustainability is
no longer optional

We can't continue to ignore the impact that we're having on the environment.

It's time we take a good, hard look at the products that drive our economy and ensure they will not harm the planet and its inhabitants for generations to come.

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Recyclable stretch film that bio-assimilates like paper

First and foremost, this stretch film is 100% recyclable and purposely designed for the circular economy. However, if it evades the recycling system, SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and all landfill environments within 6–24 months, resulting in zero microplastics.

What is

Definitively, "bio-assimilation" means that the stretch film has degraded to a molecular weight that can be consumed by microorganisms, resulting in nothing more than CO2, water and biomass.

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A molecular transformation

The bio-assimilation process takes place at a molecular level, breaking the carbon-to-carbon bonds within the polymer. It's critical to understand that this process does not result in microplastics.

Fuel source for microorganisms

With a tremendous amount of competition in the natural world, microorganisms clamber for the opportunity to utilize this newly available carbon as a fuel source.

Absolutely no microplastics

As this unstoppable process continues, all of the carbon within the stretch film is exposed and consumed, leaving behind nothing more than water, CO₂ and biomass.
High performance stretch film
High performance stretch film
Performs to the same standards as the highest quality films on the market
Available in hand and machine formats
Stretch film options to fit all your protective packaging needs
Significantly reduces environmental impact
Easiest method to improve the sustainability of your business
100% recyclable material
SPTek ECLIPSE™ has no impact on the recyclability of polyethylene
Absolutely no trace left behind
If it evades recycling, the stretch film will completely bio-assimilate within 6–24 months
Results in zero microplastics
Nothing left but CO2, water and biomass

We have reached a tipping point in the balance of health and decline of the planet. Our purpose is to have a measurable impact on improving the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants.

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Jay Tapp
President & COO, Smart Plastic

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can you recycle SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film?
Yes! First and foremost, SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film is designed to be recycled. The addition of ECLIPSE™ technology does not negatively impact the recyclability of stretch film or the recycle stream, provided the film has been collected and recycled before the bio-assimilation process has begun. If the material still has the mechanical characteristics of stretch film, it can be recycled. The addition of ECLIPSE™ technology acts as a safety net in the event that the stretch film evades the recycling system. It is not meant to encourage landfill disposal.
How does ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation work?
ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation technology initiates the free radical process, causing the long entangled chains within the polymer to breakdown into shorter and shorter chains. In other words, it breaks the carbon-to-carbon bonds within the polymer molecules, allowing microorganisms to feed on the available carbon. Once this process is initiated, it becomes a runaway freight train that can't be stopped, resulting in zero microplastics. This makes SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation technology a truly sustainable solution to the global plastic waste problem.
Does SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film biodegrade?
Bio-assimilation is the final and conclusive stage of biodegradation where microorganisms can convert the material into CO₂, water and biomass. The term “bio-assimilation” means the total molecular conversion of a polymer-based material into CO₂, water, and biomass, where zero non-bio-assimilable microplastic fragments are left behind.
Is SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film compostable?
SPTek ECLIPSE Stretch Film will bio-assimilate in a composting environment, however, it does not meet all requirements to be compliant with ASTM D6400. This is because the ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation process sequesters the majority of carbon as biomass, whereas ASTM D6400 requires the majority to be expelled as CO₂.
At the end of the bio-assimilation process, what is left over?
Once the microorganisms have consumed all of the exposed carbon and the bio-assimilation process is complete, the molecular mass of the original polymer has reduced until there is nothing left but water, C0₂ and biomass. Biomass is the natural mass of living organisms, ranging from plants and animals to microorganisms.
How do we know that the bio-assimilation claims are true?
We have conclusively proven our SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation technology through rigorous independent third-party testing and a world’s first C-13 carbon labeling study conducted at LMPE, a leading Ecosustainable Polymeric Material Laboratory located in Italy. ECLIPSE™ technology is also compliant with EU Directive 2019/904, also known as the Single-Use Plastics Directive.
Where will SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film bio-assimilate?
If ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film evades the recycling system it will bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial or anaerobic landfill environments, resulting in zero microplastics.
When does SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film begin to bio-assimilate?
ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film has a guaranteed functional life span of 2-years. It is only once the programmed stabilizers run out at the end of this 2-year period that the bio-assimilation process begins.
Does SPTek ECLIPSE™ affect the traditional properties of stretch film?
ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film has gone through rigorous efficacy and performance testing which determined that it performs exactly like original products. The addition of SPTek ECLIPSE™ technology does not alter the benefits of traditional stretch film.
Is SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film more expensive than conventional stretch film?
There is a low inclusion rate of ECLIPSE™ at only 1%, which adds a minimal cost to the overall price. To determine the optimal amount of film for each customer’s unique need, the Rite-Gauging Assessment is used. This assessment ensures customers aren’t paying extra for any material they will not use.

Buy the world's most sustainable stretch film today

SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film addresses global plastic waste while being purposefully designed for the circular economy. Contact our team today to have a truly measurable and positive impact on the environment.

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