Protecting Fruits, Vegetables and the Environment

While protecting and maximizing the shelf life of produce is critical to our food system, we must care for the environment as well.

In an increasingly globalized food economy, the use of plastic packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables is now commonplace. Produce is particularly fragile and susceptible to heat and moisture, resulting in a short shelf life. While additional packaging protects against microbial contamination during distribution and reduces spoilage and waste, it inevitably introduces a significant amount of plastic into the environment.

ECLIPSE™ solves this problem.

While maintaining 100% recyclability, our SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation additiveensures that any plastic that escapes the recycling system will rapidly and naturally biodegrade in both terrestrial and marine environments. With a completely customizable useful-life performance, packaging infused with ECLIPSE™ will effectively complete its function while reducing the environmental impact of plastic. With a simple 1% inclusion rate in the production process, ECLIPSE™ is ASTM 5526 and 6954 certified and FDA approved.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetable packaging applications, including but not limited to:

  • Clamshell packaging (salad boxes and trays)
  • Print films, barrier and sealant layers for flexible packaging
  • Vertical and horizontal form fill and seal films
  • Zippers, reclosable bags and pouches
  • Mesh nets, bags and liners
  • Cling wrap
  • Poly bags

Additionally, ECLIPSE™ can be stacked with other Smart Plastic additives, including GARD™ antimicrobial and SERVO™ antifungal, maximizing the protection of fruits, vegetables and the environment.

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In an increasingly globalized food economy, the use of plastic packaging for fresh fruits and vegetables is now commonplace. Produce is particularly fragile and susceptible to heat and moisture, resulting in a short shelf life. While additional packaging protects against microbial contamination during distribution and reduces spoilage and waste, it inevitably introduces a significant amount of plastic into the environment.

ECLIPSE™ solves this problem.

While maintaining 100% recyclability, our SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation additiveensures that any plastic that escapes the recycling system will rapidly and naturally biodegrade in both terrestrial and marine environments. With a completely customizable useful-life performance, packaging infused with ECLIPSE™ will effectively complete its function while reducing the environmental impact of plastic. With a simple 1% inclusion rate in the production process, ECLIPSE™ is ASTM 5526 and 6954 certified and FDA approved.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetable packaging applications, including but not limited to:

  • Clamshell packaging (salad boxes and trays)
  • Print films, barrier and sealant layers for flexible packaging
  • Vertical and horizontal form fill and seal films
  • Zippers, reclosable bags and pouches
  • Mesh nets, bags and liners
  • Cling wrap
  • Poly bags

Additionally, ECLIPSE™ can be stacked with other Smart Plastic additives, including GARD™ antimicrobial and SERVO™ antifungal, maximizing the protection of fruits, vegetables and the environment.

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