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 additive ensures 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 wraps
  • 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.

To learn more about ECLIPSE™ and our entire catalog of sustainable polymer additives and products, contact us today.