Founded in 2016, Smart Plastic is revolutionizing the potential of plastic to improve the environment for future generations.
Their flagship bio-assimilation technology, SPTek ECLIPSE™, enables polyolefins like polyethylene and polypropylene to completely bio-assimilate at the end of the guaranteed functional life span, resulting in zero microplastics. This represents a key and critical aspect of the company’s commitment to plastic lifecycle management.
All Smart Plastic technologies are designed to alter the very nature of plastic for the benefit of both people and the planet.
Proudly made in the United States, all Smart Plastic products are 100% recyclable, FDA approved, and purposely designed for the circular and regenerative economies.
Smart Plastic Technologies is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Smart Plastic is continually developing products that reflect the needs and sustainability objectives of its customers and satisfy gaps in high-volume markets.
Powered by their patent-pending SPTek ECLIPSE™ technology, all products listed below completely bio-assimilate into CO2, water, and biomass, with no microplastics left behind.
These products are easily adoptable, enabling global companies to have a significant impact on the plastic waste crisis. Organizations can address the issue of end-of-life management by replacing heavily consumed plastic products with ECLIPSE™-enabled alternatives.
The founders of Smart Plastic banded together with a simple mission of creating a substantial impact within the polymer industry. The founders have worked relentlessly to take a revolutionary idea and transform it into an internationally recognized organization.
Tim's entrepreneurial experience spans more than 50 years, ranging from decades in real estate development, launching the first consumer VOIP network prepaid calling card company in the US, to founding Smart Plastic Technologies. A true visionary, analytical thinker and problem solver who enjoys an international reputation as an ethical and reliable businessman, Tim leads the Smart Plastic management team in developing a global market presence.
Unlike management, leadership cannot be taught, although it may be learned and enhanced through experience. Honed through the challenges of business, Tim has developed and demonstrated strong leadership skills. He manages under the belief of leading by example, rolling up his sleeves, and inspiring others to engage in achieving a goal.
As a co-founder of Smart Plastic, Michael Stephens is the guiding force behind the brilliant technological developments making Smart Plastic a globally recognized pacesetter of sustainability. His peer esteem is without equal, and he is considered by many in industry related leadership positions to be amongst the world’s leading experts in polymer technology.
Throughout the past forty-nine years, Michael has been involved in virtually every aspect of the plastics industry. As an entrepreneur, his intimate understanding of production, machinery, polymers, extrusion technology and the formulation of additives is the basis from which Smart Plastic brings to market unparalleled technologies. Michael is committed to dedicating his knowledge and talents to preserving the environment for future generations, holding the belief that challenges are to be seen as opportunities.
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