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Who Are We

Who is Smart Plastic?

Smart Plastic Technologies (SPTek) is a B-Corporation, launched in 2016. SPTek has developed sustainable polymer additives to provide end-of-life solutions for plastics and to support health and wellness for packaging food products, plus a wide array of additional applications. All development has been done in cooperation with leading global laboratories. SPTek manufactures multiple additives including Eclipse™, a polymer technology that causes plastic to fully bioassimilate.

Our performance additives serve to reduce environmental impact while profoundly enhancing the behavior and beneficial properties of plastic. Visit each page to deeply expand your knowledge of each additive we offer.

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Questions? We have the answers

This list features critical sustainability questions and their answers, helping to provide context to our business model and the technology we develop.

How is Smart Plastic reducing the environmental impact of plastic?

Plastic is ubiquitous and plays an integral role in our global economy. Smart Plastic’s current lineup of products and additives provide immediate solutions to address plastic and food waste, with significant research and development targeting long-term solutions.

What industry associations are you a part of?

We are active members of the following associations:

  • FPA (Flexible Packaging Association)
  • SPC (Sustainable Packaging Coalition)
  • PAC Global
  • PIA (Plastics Industry Association)
  • SPE (Societ of Plastics Engineers)
  • AMI (Applied Market Information)
What standards is ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation in compliance with?
  • EU Directive 2019/904: EU Directive to prevent and reduce the impact on the environment of certain plastic products and to promote a transition to a circular economy.
  • Bio-Assimilation by Living Organisms: Evaluation of bio-assimilation by Rhodococcus via titration of CO2 evolution and increase of colony size resulting from exclusive source of carbon from degraded polyolefin.
  • ASTM D5511 Compliant: Standard test method for determining anaerobic diodegradation of plastic materials under high-solids anaerobic-digestion conditions.
  • ASTM 6954 Tier 1 Equivalent: Standard guide for exposing and testing plastics that degrade in the environment by a combination of oxidation and biodegradation.
  • EU 10/2011 via BS EN 1186: Migration test to demonstrate direct food contact safety.
  • FDA Direct Food Contact Approval
  • California Prop 65: California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act which places restrictions on “known carcinogens and reproductive toxicants.”
What kind of bio-based solutions do you have?

Currently, we offer SPTek OYSTERPLUS™, an additive that reduces the environmental impact of conventional plastic with bio-based carbon sourced from oyster shells. This technology improves the mechanical characteristics of plastic, reduces processing times, temperatures and the dependence on fossil fuel-based resins.

At Smart Plastic, we understand the importance of a transition to bio-based plastics and this is reflected in our research and development activities. We see the potential for mass adoption of drop-in solutions and are continually working with our strategic and technical partners to deliver market-ready alternatives.

Learn more about OYSTERPLUS™ here.

What is your best-selling product?

Currently, our SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film (patent pending) is satisfying a major market gap and has become our best-selling product. This product has addressed a critical gap in the shipping and transportation industry by providing a sustainable alternative to conventional stretch film for load containment without sacrificing on performance.


Sustainability terms and definitions

This glossary features critical definitions, concepts, and knowledge to help you in your sustainability journey.


Refers to material that is made from renewable sources.


Not causing damage to the environment, taking into account the complete lifecycle of a product or service.


A form of marketing spin designed to disguise the true environmental impact of a company’s products or initiatives.


Throwing an item in your recycling bin hoping it can be recycled.

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