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Introducing the world's most sustainable plastic products

Join us at Pack Expo 2021 in Las Vegas from September 27-29 to see the power of our SPTek ECLIPSE™ products in person.

We've been working hard for years to develop products that meet market demands while remaining true to our sustainability mission, and we are excited to share a few of these products at Pack Expo 2021. Now's your chance to get up close and personal with these ingenious products! We will be exhibiting the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film, Co-Ex Film and Pouch at our booth from September 27-29. Register today and visit us at booth N-16013 to learn all about our SPTek ECLIPSE™ enabled products.

ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film

The most sustainable stretch film in the world

Delivering the performance you expect from the highest quality stretch films on the market, our revolutionary SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film is changing the game. Our stretch film is 100% recyclable and will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and landfill environments within 6–24 months, leaving behind zero microplastics.

ECLIPSE™ Co-Ex Films

Multi-purpose films that reduce environmental impact

Our truly innovative SPTek ECLIPSE™ co-ex films have been developed to meet today's packaging challenges head-on, making them a vital tool in sustainable flexible packaging design. Like all ECLIPSE™ enabled products, our co-ex films will completely bio-assimilate following their guaranteed lifespan if they evade the recycling system.

ECLIPSE™ Pouch

A sustainable pouch that's truly recyclable

The SPTek ECLIPSE™ Pouch delivers the quality and freshness that you expect from any premium barrier pouch. Unlike other multi-layer pouches on the market, the ECLIPSE™ Pouch is 100% recyclable and will completely bio-assimilate after its tailor-made guaranteed functional life, resulting in zero microplastics.

ECLIPSE™ Straw

A truly sustainable drinking straw

Satisfying all of the quality requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen drinks while reducing environmental impact, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw performs in all beverages. Following guaranteed life, this product will completely bio-assimilate within 6-42 months if it evades the recycling system: a critical part of the solution to global plastic waste.

Our team is ready and excited to connect with you. See you at the show!

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We've been working hard for years to develop products that meet market demands while remaining true to our sustainability mission, and we are excited to share a few of these products at Pack Expo 2021. Now's your chance to get up close and personal with these ingenious products! We will be exhibiting the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film, Co-Ex Film and Pouch at our booth from September 27-29. Register today and visit us at booth N-16013 to learn all about our SPTek ECLIPSE™ enabled products.

ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film

The most sustainable stretch film in the world

Delivering the performance you expect from the highest quality stretch films on the market, our revolutionary SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film is changing the game. Our stretch film is 100% recyclable and will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and landfill environments within 6–24 months, leaving behind zero microplastics.

ECLIPSE™ Co-Ex Films

Multi-purpose films that reduce environmental impact

Our truly innovative SPTek ECLIPSE™ co-ex films have been developed to meet today's packaging challenges head-on, making them a vital tool in sustainable flexible packaging design. Like all ECLIPSE™ enabled products, our co-ex films will completely bio-assimilate following their guaranteed lifespan if they evade the recycling system.

ECLIPSE™ Pouch

A sustainable pouch that's truly recyclable

The SPTek ECLIPSE™ Pouch delivers the quality and freshness that you expect from any premium barrier pouch. Unlike other multi-layer pouches on the market, the ECLIPSE™ Pouch is 100% recyclable and will completely bio-assimilate after its tailor-made guaranteed functional life, resulting in zero microplastics.

ECLIPSE™ Straw

A truly sustainable drinking straw

Satisfying all of the quality requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen drinks while reducing environmental impact, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw performs in all beverages. Following guaranteed life, this product will completely bio-assimilate within 6-42 months if it evades the recycling system: a critical part of the solution to global plastic waste.

Our team is ready and excited to connect with you. See you at the show!

Introducing the world's most sustainable plastic products

We've been working hard for years to develop products that meet market demands while remaining true to our sustainability mission, and we are excited to share a few of these products at Pack Expo 2021. Now's your chance to get up close and personal with these ingenious products! We will be exhibiting the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film, Co-Ex Film and Pouch at our booth from September 27-29. Register today and visit us at booth N-16013 to learn all about our SPTek ECLIPSE™ enabled products.

ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film

The most sustainable stretch film in the world

Delivering the performance you expect from the highest quality stretch films on the market, our revolutionary SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film is changing the game. Our stretch film is 100% recyclable and will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and landfill environments within 6–24 months, leaving behind zero microplastics.

ECLIPSE™ Co-Ex Films

Multi-purpose films that reduce environmental impact

Our truly innovative SPTek ECLIPSE™ co-ex films have been developed to meet today's packaging challenges head-on, making them a vital tool in sustainable flexible packaging design. Like all ECLIPSE™ enabled products, our co-ex films will completely bio-assimilate following their guaranteed lifespan if they evade the recycling system.

ECLIPSE™ Pouch

A sustainable pouch that's truly recyclable

The SPTek ECLIPSE™ Pouch delivers the quality and freshness that you expect from any premium barrier pouch. Unlike other multi-layer pouches on the market, the ECLIPSE™ Pouch is 100% recyclable and will completely bio-assimilate after its tailor-made guaranteed functional life, resulting in zero microplastics.

ECLIPSE™ Straw

A truly sustainable drinking straw

Satisfying all of the quality requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen drinks while reducing environmental impact, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw performs in all beverages. Following guaranteed life, this product will completely bio-assimilate within 6-42 months if it evades the recycling system: a critical part of the solution to global plastic waste.

Our team is ready and excited to connect with you. See you at the show!

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Introducing the world's most sustainable plastic products

Join us at Pack Expo 2021 in Las Vegas from September 27-29 to see the power of our SPTek ECLIPSE™ products in person.

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A plastic straw's biggest environmental  impact is its end-of-life disposal... but looking at its lifecycle as a whole, they are less harmful than popular alternatives that have sprung up in recent years.

A plastic straw's biggest environmental  impact is its end-of-life disposal... but looking at its lifecycle as a whole, they are less harmful than popular alternatives that have sprung up in recent years.

Every day, enough industrial stretch film is used to circle the earth 10 times

A plastic straw's biggest environmental  impact is its end-of-life disposal... but looking at its lifecycle as a whole, they are less harmful than popular alternatives that have sprung up in recent years.

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Smart Plastic announces first-ever fully recyclable and compostable plastic straw

The SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw is the only 100% recyclable plastic straw on the market that will conclusively bio-assimilate, resulting in zero microplastics.

Smart Plastic Technologies has launched the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw, an innovative product that will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and all landfill environments within 12–42 months, resulting in zero microplastics. The straw, which meets all requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen beverages, is produced with SmartPlastic’s patent-pending SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation technology. In a world’s first, this technology is backed by the C-13 carbon labelling and bio-assimilation test, conducted byLMPE, a respected eco-compatible polymeric materials laboratory located in Lucca, Italy.

"What’s unique about this product is its ability to truly and completely bio-assimilate in all environments - from industrial composting, to marine, terrestrial and anaerobic landfill environments - leaving behind zero microplastics.” stated Jay Tapp, President and COO, Smart Plastic.“In addition, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw is made from 100% recyclable materials. This is where it differs from traditional compostable products, including paper straws, which cannot be recycled. This ensures that no matter where the straw falls at its end of life, it will not be detrimental to our planet or its inhabitants."

According to studies, 500 millions plastic straws are used every day throughout the United States alone. And while traditional plastic straws made from polypropylene (PP)are recyclable, they’re often not accepted at recycling centers because their size makes it difficult to properly sort them. Following a guaranteed lifespan of 18 months, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ enabled straws will completely bio-assimilate in as little as 12 months, resulting in nothing but C02, water and biomass.

Smart Plastic is the first company to pass the comprehensive C-13 carbon labelling and bio-assimilation test to determine the technology’s performance in all environments. The SPTek ECLIPSE™ straws are made up of 99% polypropylene (PP) and 1% SPTek ECLIPSE™.

Earlier in 2020 the company launched certified isolation gowns for healthcare heroes that also completely bio-assimilate, leaving behind zero microplastics.

For more information about the SPTek ECLIPSETM Straw, visit www.changetheplastic.com/eclipse-straw.

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Smart Plastic Technologies has launched the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw, an innovative product that will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and all landfill environments within 12–42 months, resulting in zero microplastics. The straw, which meets all requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen beverages, is produced with SmartPlastic’s patent-pending SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation technology. In a world’s first, this technology is backed by the C-13 carbon labelling and bio-assimilation test, conducted byLMPE, a respected eco-compatible polymeric materials laboratory located in Lucca, Italy.

"What’s unique about this product is its ability to truly and completely bio-assimilate in all environments - from industrial composting, to marine, terrestrial and anaerobic landfill environments - leaving behind zero microplastics.” stated Jay Tapp, President and COO, Smart Plastic.“In addition, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw is made from 100% recyclable materials. This is where it differs from traditional compostable products, including paper straws, which cannot be recycled. This ensures that no matter where the straw falls at its end of life, it will not be detrimental to our planet or its inhabitants."

According to studies, 500 millions plastic straws are used every day throughout the United States alone. And while traditional plastic straws made from polypropylene (PP)are recyclable, they’re often not accepted at recycling centers because their size makes it difficult to properly sort them. Following a guaranteed lifespan of 18 months, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ enabled straws will completely bio-assimilate in as little as 12 months, resulting in nothing but C02, water and biomass.

Smart Plastic is the first company to pass the comprehensive C-13 carbon labelling and bio-assimilation test to determine the technology’s performance in all environments. The SPTek ECLIPSE™ straws are made up of 99% polypropylene (PP) and 1% SPTek ECLIPSE™.

Earlier in 2020 the company launched certified isolation gowns for healthcare heroes that also completely bio-assimilate, leaving behind zero microplastics.

For more information about the SPTek ECLIPSETM Straw, visit www.changetheplastic.com/eclipse-straw.

Smart Plastic announces first-ever fully recyclable and compostable plastic straw

Smart Plastic Technologies has launched the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw, an innovative product that will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and all landfill environments within 12–42 months, resulting in zero microplastics. The straw, which meets all requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen beverages, is produced with SmartPlastic’s patent-pending SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation technology. In a world’s first, this technology is backed by the C-13 carbon labelling and bio-assimilation test, conducted byLMPE, a respected eco-compatible polymeric materials laboratory located in Lucca, Italy.

"What’s unique about this product is its ability to truly and completely bio-assimilate in all environments - from industrial composting, to marine, terrestrial and anaerobic landfill environments - leaving behind zero microplastics.” stated Jay Tapp, President and COO, Smart Plastic.“In addition, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw is made from 100% recyclable materials. This is where it differs from traditional compostable products, including paper straws, which cannot be recycled. This ensures that no matter where the straw falls at its end of life, it will not be detrimental to our planet or its inhabitants."

According to studies, 500 millions plastic straws are used every day throughout the United States alone. And while traditional plastic straws made from polypropylene (PP)are recyclable, they’re often not accepted at recycling centers because their size makes it difficult to properly sort them. Following a guaranteed lifespan of 18 months, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ enabled straws will completely bio-assimilate in as little as 12 months, resulting in nothing but C02, water and biomass.

Smart Plastic is the first company to pass the comprehensive C-13 carbon labelling and bio-assimilation test to determine the technology’s performance in all environments. The SPTek ECLIPSE™ straws are made up of 99% polypropylene (PP) and 1% SPTek ECLIPSE™.

Earlier in 2020 the company launched certified isolation gowns for healthcare heroes that also completely bio-assimilate, leaving behind zero microplastics.

For more information about the SPTek ECLIPSETM Straw, visit www.changetheplastic.com/eclipse-straw.

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Smart Plastic announces first-ever fully recyclable and compostable plastic straw

The SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw is the only 100% recyclable plastic straw on the market that will conclusively bio-assimilate, resulting in zero microplastics.

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With a ton of terms floating around in the sustainability space, it's totally understandable if you get confused from time to time!

Today, let's bring a little clarity to the difference between 'bio-based' and 'biodegradable'.

With a ton of terms floating around in the sustainability space, it's totally understandable if you get confused from time to time!

Today, let's bring a little clarity to the difference between 'bio-based' and 'biodegradable'.

Bio-Based Vs Biodegradable

With a ton of terms floating around in the sustainability space, it's totally understandable if you get confused from time to time!

Today, let's bring a little clarity to the difference between 'bio-based' and 'biodegradable'.

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How Does Bio-Assimilation Actually Work?

Previously, we looked into what the term bio-assimilation means, but there is an equally important question to ask: how does bio-assimilation work? Let's break it down, literally and figuratively.

To answer this question, we need to understand a few key concepts that enable SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation: transitional metals, the free radical process and stabilizers.

Firstly, transitional metals are used as catalysts to initiate the free radical process, causing the long entangled chains within the polymer to breakdown into shorter and shorter chains.

This molecular transformation results in zero microplastics.

Secondly, stabilizers are utilized in two ways:

  • A 'thermal stabilizer' protects the catalysts during production.
  • A 'functional stabilizer' ensures that the products useful-life performance is reached.

Once the functional stabilizer is used up and the product has successfully served its purpose, the bio-assimilation process begins.

At this stage, the polymer's molecular mass begins to rapidly reduce.

Definition:

A Dalton (Da) is a unit of molecular mass used in biochemistry. This unit of mass is incredibly small, with 1 Da equal to the weight of a single carbon-12 atom.

Example:

Let's look at what happens to the ECLIPSE™ enabled Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield once it reaches the end of its programmed 18-month lifespan.

At this stage, the molecular structure of the polymer within the gown material has a molecular mass of approximately 200,000 Daltons.

Stage 1 (200,000 Da): The free radical process begins and carbon-to-carbon bonds within the material begin to break. The molecular mass of the material rapidly reduces as the long chain molecular structure breaks down into shorter and shorter chains.

Stage 2 (40,000 Da): As they shrink, these shorter chain molecular structures change from being hydrophobic (repelling water) to being hydrophilic (attracting water), surrounding them with microorganism rich water (known as a bio-film).

Stage 3 (5,000 Da): As the free radical process continues to shrink the molecular structure and expose more and more carbon, the surrounding microorganisms begin to utilize this carbon as nutrients.

Stage 4 (0 Da): As the microorganisms consume all of the exposed carbon, the molecular mass of the original polymer continues to reduce until there is nothing left but water, C0₂ and biomass.

This is true bio-assimilation.

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 problem.

Click here to download a PDF presentation about the SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation process.

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

To inquire about the ECLIPSE™ enabled Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield, a sustainably designed isolation gown, contact their PPE sales team today at ppesales@fairfieldworld.com.

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To answer this question, we need to understand a few key concepts that enable SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation: transitional metals, the free radical process and stabilizers.

Firstly, transitional metals are used as catalysts to initiate the free radical process, causing the long entangled chains within the polymer to breakdown into shorter and shorter chains.

This molecular transformation results in zero microplastics.

Secondly, stabilizers are utilized in two ways:

  • A 'thermal stabilizer' protects the catalysts during production.
  • A 'functional stabilizer' ensures that the products useful-life performance is reached.

Once the functional stabilizer is used up and the product has successfully served its purpose, the bio-assimilation process begins.

At this stage, the polymer's molecular mass begins to rapidly reduce.

Definition:

A Dalton (Da) is a unit of molecular mass used in biochemistry. This unit of mass is incredibly small, with 1 Da equal to the weight of a single carbon-12 atom.

Example:

Let's look at what happens to the ECLIPSE™ enabled Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield once it reaches the end of its programmed 18-month lifespan.

At this stage, the molecular structure of the polymer within the gown material has a molecular mass of approximately 200,000 Daltons.

Stage 1 (200,000 Da): The free radical process begins and carbon-to-carbon bonds within the material begin to break. The molecular mass of the material rapidly reduces as the long chain molecular structure breaks down into shorter and shorter chains.

Stage 2 (40,000 Da): As they shrink, these shorter chain molecular structures change from being hydrophobic (repelling water) to being hydrophilic (attracting water), surrounding them with microorganism rich water (known as a bio-film).

Stage 3 (5,000 Da): As the free radical process continues to shrink the molecular structure and expose more and more carbon, the surrounding microorganisms begin to utilize this carbon as nutrients.

Stage 4 (0 Da): As the microorganisms consume all of the exposed carbon, the molecular mass of the original polymer continues to reduce until there is nothing left but water, C0₂ and biomass.

This is true bio-assimilation.

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 problem.

Click here to download a PDF presentation about the SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation process.

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

To inquire about the ECLIPSE™ enabled Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield, a sustainably designed isolation gown, contact their PPE sales team today at ppesales@fairfieldworld.com.

How Does Bio-Assimilation Actually Work?

To answer this question, we need to understand a few key concepts that enable SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation: transitional metals, the free radical process and stabilizers.

Firstly, transitional metals are used as catalysts to initiate the free radical process, causing the long entangled chains within the polymer to breakdown into shorter and shorter chains.

This molecular transformation results in zero microplastics.

Secondly, stabilizers are utilized in two ways:

  • A 'thermal stabilizer' protects the catalysts during production.
  • A 'functional stabilizer' ensures that the products useful-life performance is reached.

Once the functional stabilizer is used up and the product has successfully served its purpose, the bio-assimilation process begins.

At this stage, the polymer's molecular mass begins to rapidly reduce.

Definition:

A Dalton (Da) is a unit of molecular mass used in biochemistry. This unit of mass is incredibly small, with 1 Da equal to the weight of a single carbon-12 atom.

Example:

Let's look at what happens to the ECLIPSE™ enabled Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield once it reaches the end of its programmed 18-month lifespan.

At this stage, the molecular structure of the polymer within the gown material has a molecular mass of approximately 200,000 Daltons.

Stage 1 (200,000 Da): The free radical process begins and carbon-to-carbon bonds within the material begin to break. The molecular mass of the material rapidly reduces as the long chain molecular structure breaks down into shorter and shorter chains.

Stage 2 (40,000 Da): As they shrink, these shorter chain molecular structures change from being hydrophobic (repelling water) to being hydrophilic (attracting water), surrounding them with microorganism rich water (known as a bio-film).

Stage 3 (5,000 Da): As the free radical process continues to shrink the molecular structure and expose more and more carbon, the surrounding microorganisms begin to utilize this carbon as nutrients.

Stage 4 (0 Da): As the microorganisms consume all of the exposed carbon, the molecular mass of the original polymer continues to reduce until there is nothing left but water, C0₂ and biomass.

This is true bio-assimilation.

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 problem.

Click here to download a PDF presentation about the SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation process.

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

To inquire about the ECLIPSE™ enabled Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield, a sustainably designed isolation gown, contact their PPE sales team today at ppesales@fairfieldworld.com.

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How Does Bio-Assimilation Actually Work?

Previously, we looked into what the term bio-assimilation means, but there is an equally important question to ask: how does bio-assimilation work? Let's break it down, literally and figuratively.

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What Does Bio-Assimilation Mean?

Plastic, plastic and more plastic. We all know the consequences of plastic waste entering our landfills and oceans. Let's break down what "bio-assimilation" means and why it's so important.

Plastic is everywhere, and we all know the consequences of plastic waste flooding our landfills and oceans. Unfortunately, reducing our dependence on plastic is challenging due its highly functional nature. Whether we like it or not, plastic is an integral part of our global economy, from food systems to ecommerce to healthcare.

With only 9% of plastic being recycled in the US, we need to change the plastic and reduce its environmental impact so that it serves both people and planet. This is why we have invested considerable time and resources to develop our game-changing bio-assimilation additive, SPTek ECLIPSE™.

Definitively, "bio-assimilation" means that the plastic has degraded to a molecular weight that can be consumed by microorganisms. This represents the final stage of plastic biodegradation, leaving behind no microplastics, in both marine and terrestrial environments.

Our SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation additive transforms polyolefins like PE and PP into material that is truly biodegradable.

The key variables that affect bio-assimilation are:

  1. UV radiation exposure
  2. Temperature
  3. The availability of microorganisms

The environment where ECLIPSE™ enabled material ends up will determine the rate at which bio-assimilation occurs.

Under optimal conditions (in a warm environment, with high UV exposure and an abundance of microorganisms), ECLIPSE™ enabled material will bio-assimilate in as little as 180 days.

Under the least optimal conditions (in an anaerobic environment with cool temperatures, low UV exposure and a limited availability of microorganisms), the material will bio-assimilate in 24 months or less.

Conclusive tests show that after 6 months in an anaerobic environment, ECLIPSE™ enabled material was 99% biodegraded. Once bio-assimilation is complete, what's left is nothing but carbon dioxide, water and biomass.

Additionally, ECLIPSE™ enabled material can be programmed for a useful-life performance of between 18 months and 8 years. This means that the plastic can be programmed for the specific length of time that it needs to be functional, before the onset of rapid and complete bio-assimilation.

And finally, all ECLIPSE™ enabled material is 100% recyclable, FDA approved and purposefully designed for the circular economy.

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

To inquire about the ECLIPSE™ enabled Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield, a sustainably designed isolation gown, contact their PPE sales team today at ppesales@fairfieldworld.com.

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Plastic is everywhere, and we all know the consequences of plastic waste flooding our landfills and oceans. Unfortunately, reducing our dependence on plastic is challenging due its highly functional nature. Whether we like it or not, plastic is an integral part of our global economy, from food systems to ecommerce to healthcare.

With only 9% of plastic being recycled in the US, we need to change the plastic and reduce its environmental impact so that it serves both people and planet. This is why we have invested considerable time and resources to develop our game-changing bio-assimilation additive, SPTek ECLIPSE™.

Definitively, "bio-assimilation" means that the plastic has degraded to a molecular weight that can be consumed by microorganisms. This represents the final stage of plastic biodegradation, leaving behind no microplastics, in both marine and terrestrial environments.

Our SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation additive transforms polyolefins like PE and PP into material that is truly biodegradable.

The key variables that affect bio-assimilation are:

  1. UV radiation exposure
  2. Temperature
  3. The availability of microorganisms

The environment where ECLIPSE™ enabled material ends up will determine the rate at which bio-assimilation occurs.

Under optimal conditions (in a warm environment, with high UV exposure and an abundance of microorganisms), ECLIPSE™ enabled material will bio-assimilate in as little as 180 days.

Under the least optimal conditions (in an anaerobic environment with cool temperatures, low UV exposure and a limited availability of microorganisms), the material will bio-assimilate in 24 months or less.

Conclusive tests show that after 6 months in an anaerobic environment, ECLIPSE™ enabled material was 99% biodegraded. Once bio-assimilation is complete, what's left is nothing but carbon dioxide, water and biomass.

Additionally, ECLIPSE™ enabled material can be programmed for a useful-life performance of between 18 months and 8 years. This means that the plastic can be programmed for the specific length of time that it needs to be functional, before the onset of rapid and complete bio-assimilation.

And finally, all ECLIPSE™ enabled material is 100% recyclable, FDA approved and purposefully designed for the circular economy.

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

To inquire about the ECLIPSE™ enabled Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield, a sustainably designed isolation gown, contact their PPE sales team today at ppesales@fairfieldworld.com.

What Does Bio-Assimilation Mean?

Plastic is everywhere, and we all know the consequences of plastic waste flooding our landfills and oceans. Unfortunately, reducing our dependence on plastic is challenging due its highly functional nature. Whether we like it or not, plastic is an integral part of our global economy, from food systems to ecommerce to healthcare.

With only 9% of plastic being recycled in the US, we need to change the plastic and reduce its environmental impact so that it serves both people and planet. This is why we have invested considerable time and resources to develop our game-changing bio-assimilation additive, SPTek ECLIPSE™.

Definitively, "bio-assimilation" means that the plastic has degraded to a molecular weight that can be consumed by microorganisms. This represents the final stage of plastic biodegradation, leaving behind no microplastics, in both marine and terrestrial environments.

Our SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation additive transforms polyolefins like PE and PP into material that is truly biodegradable.

The key variables that affect bio-assimilation are:

  1. UV radiation exposure
  2. Temperature
  3. The availability of microorganisms

The environment where ECLIPSE™ enabled material ends up will determine the rate at which bio-assimilation occurs.

Under optimal conditions (in a warm environment, with high UV exposure and an abundance of microorganisms), ECLIPSE™ enabled material will bio-assimilate in as little as 180 days.

Under the least optimal conditions (in an anaerobic environment with cool temperatures, low UV exposure and a limited availability of microorganisms), the material will bio-assimilate in 24 months or less.

Conclusive tests show that after 6 months in an anaerobic environment, ECLIPSE™ enabled material was 99% biodegraded. Once bio-assimilation is complete, what's left is nothing but carbon dioxide, water and biomass.

Additionally, ECLIPSE™ enabled material can be programmed for a useful-life performance of between 18 months and 8 years. This means that the plastic can be programmed for the specific length of time that it needs to be functional, before the onset of rapid and complete bio-assimilation.

And finally, all ECLIPSE™ enabled material is 100% recyclable, FDA approved and purposefully designed for the circular economy.

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

To inquire about the ECLIPSE™ enabled Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield, a sustainably designed isolation gown, contact their PPE sales team today at ppesales@fairfieldworld.com.

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What Does Bio-Assimilation Mean?

Plastic, plastic and more plastic. We all know the consequences of plastic waste entering our landfills and oceans. Let's break down what "bio-assimilation" means and why it's so important.

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2 min read

What is an Isolation Gown?

Let's take a look at isolation gowns, what's so important about them, and why we're asking the question in the first place.

Due to the global pandemic, isolation gowns play a central role in the fight against COVID-19. These gowns are designed to protect the wearer against the transmission of fluids, microorganisms and contaminants. Along with gloves, masks and face shields, isolation gowns are critical to the success of our infection-control strategies.

Gowns are rated by the AAMI from levels 1-4:

  • Level 1: Minimal fluid protection
  • Level 2: Minimal to low fluid protection
  • Level 3: Moderate fluid protection
  • Level 4: Highest fluid protection

Rated gowns are tested for key performance characteristics:

  • Fluid barrier performance
  • Tensile strength
  • Tear resistance
  • Seam strength
  • Water vapor transmission

It’s more important than ever for healthcare professionals to be equipped with the proper protective equipment to help reduce the spread of dangerous microorganisms and contaminants. Nurses and physicians use up to 28 gowns per day, disposing of them following each interaction with a patient.

That's 28 gowns per day for every single healthcare hero supporting the fight against COVID-19, globally.

Let that sink in for a moment.

The sheer amount of plastic waste that this generates is difficult to comprehend, and that's where we come in.

Smart Plastic has developed a proprietary, bio-based gown material that passes AAMI level 1, 2 & 3 tests, significantly reduces carbon impact and bio-assimilates the same as paper. This enables us to fight COVID-19 without filling our landfills and oceans with harmful plastic waste.

All gowns made with this material are 100% recyclable, FDA approved and purposefully designed for the circular economy.

We have partnered with Fairfield Processing Corporation to bring to market the Inspiration Gown™, a sustainably designed isolation gown, that's manufactured right here in the United States.

With the capacity to produce millions of gowns per month domestically, the Inspiration Gown™ represents the ability to support and protect the US economy, workforce and the environment.

To learn more about the Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield and how to order, contact their PPE sales team today at ppesales@fairfieldworld.com.

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Due to the global pandemic, isolation gowns play a central role in the fight against COVID-19. These gowns are designed to protect the wearer against the transmission of fluids, microorganisms and contaminants. Along with gloves, masks and face shields, isolation gowns are critical to the success of our infection-control strategies.

Gowns are rated by the AAMI from levels 1-4:

  • Level 1: Minimal fluid protection
  • Level 2: Minimal to low fluid protection
  • Level 3: Moderate fluid protection
  • Level 4: Highest fluid protection

Rated gowns are tested for key performance characteristics:

  • Fluid barrier performance
  • Tensile strength
  • Tear resistance
  • Seam strength
  • Water vapor transmission

It’s more important than ever for healthcare professionals to be equipped with the proper protective equipment to help reduce the spread of dangerous microorganisms and contaminants. Nurses and physicians use up to 28 gowns per day, disposing of them following each interaction with a patient.

That's 28 gowns per day for every single healthcare hero supporting the fight against COVID-19, globally.

Let that sink in for a moment.

The sheer amount of plastic waste that this generates is difficult to comprehend, and that's where we come in.

Smart Plastic has developed a proprietary, bio-based gown material that passes AAMI level 1, 2 & 3 tests, significantly reduces carbon impact and bio-assimilates the same as paper. This enables us to fight COVID-19 without filling our landfills and oceans with harmful plastic waste.

All gowns made with this material are 100% recyclable, FDA approved and purposefully designed for the circular economy.

We have partnered with Fairfield Processing Corporation to bring to market the Inspiration Gown™, a sustainably designed isolation gown, that's manufactured right here in the United States.

With the capacity to produce millions of gowns per month domestically, the Inspiration Gown™ represents the ability to support and protect the US economy, workforce and the environment.

To learn more about the Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield and how to order, contact their PPE sales team today at ppesales@fairfieldworld.com.

What is an Isolation Gown?

Due to the global pandemic, isolation gowns play a central role in the fight against COVID-19. These gowns are designed to protect the wearer against the transmission of fluids, microorganisms and contaminants. Along with gloves, masks and face shields, isolation gowns are critical to the success of our infection-control strategies.

Gowns are rated by the AAMI from levels 1-4:

  • Level 1: Minimal fluid protection
  • Level 2: Minimal to low fluid protection
  • Level 3: Moderate fluid protection
  • Level 4: Highest fluid protection

Rated gowns are tested for key performance characteristics:

  • Fluid barrier performance
  • Tensile strength
  • Tear resistance
  • Seam strength
  • Water vapor transmission

It’s more important than ever for healthcare professionals to be equipped with the proper protective equipment to help reduce the spread of dangerous microorganisms and contaminants. Nurses and physicians use up to 28 gowns per day, disposing of them following each interaction with a patient.

That's 28 gowns per day for every single healthcare hero supporting the fight against COVID-19, globally.

Let that sink in for a moment.

The sheer amount of plastic waste that this generates is difficult to comprehend, and that's where we come in.

Smart Plastic has developed a proprietary, bio-based gown material that passes AAMI level 1, 2 & 3 tests, significantly reduces carbon impact and bio-assimilates the same as paper. This enables us to fight COVID-19 without filling our landfills and oceans with harmful plastic waste.

All gowns made with this material are 100% recyclable, FDA approved and purposefully designed for the circular economy.

We have partnered with Fairfield Processing Corporation to bring to market the Inspiration Gown™, a sustainably designed isolation gown, that's manufactured right here in the United States.

With the capacity to produce millions of gowns per month domestically, the Inspiration Gown™ represents the ability to support and protect the US economy, workforce and the environment.

To learn more about the Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield and how to order, contact their PPE sales team today at ppesales@fairfieldworld.com.

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Smart Plastic Announces Partnership with Fairfield on Inspiration Gown™

Smart Plastic Technologies is pleased to announce a preferred partnership with Fairfield Processing Corporation to bring to market the Inspiration Gown™, a sustainably designed isolation gown.

Smart Plastic Technologies is pleased to announce a preferred partnership with Fairfield Processing Corporation to bring to market the Inspiration Gown™, a sustainably designed isolation gown.

For over 80 years, Fairfield has been a trusted supplier of non-wovens and polymers for personal, home and commercial use. Their new industry-changing PPE program ensures that customers, employees, patients and families can obtain the personal protective supplies needed to remain safe and comfortable.

"Working with engineers who specialize in plastics and polymers, we have developed the Inspiration Gown™, a unique PPE solution made from a bio-based material that will bio-assimilate in landfill or marine environments with no long-term environmental impact" said Jordan Young, CEO of Fairfield Processing Corporation.

Enabled with Smart Plastic's SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation and SPTek OYSTERLEAN™ bio-based CaCO₃ additives, the Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield will protect the wearer, significantly reduce carbon impact, and bio-assimilate the same as paper.

The gown material developed by Smart Plastic is a 100% proprietary polyethylene blend that passes AAMI level 1, 2 & 3 tests. With sealed seams, thumb loops, and tear-away removal, the Inspiration Gown™ provides necessary additional protection from dangerous contaminants.

With the capacity to produce millions of gowns per month domestically, the Inspiration Gown™ represents the ability to support and protect the US economy, workforce and the environment.

To inquire about the Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield, please contact:

PPE Sales
Fairfield Processing Corporation

88 Rose Hill Ave
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: 203-733-0833
Email: ppesales@fairfieldworld.com
Website: www.fairfieldworld.com/care/

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Smart Plastic Technologies is pleased to announce a preferred partnership with Fairfield Processing Corporation to bring to market the Inspiration Gown™, a sustainably designed isolation gown.

For over 80 years, Fairfield has been a trusted supplier of non-wovens and polymers for personal, home and commercial use. Their new industry-changing PPE program ensures that customers, employees, patients and families can obtain the personal protective supplies needed to remain safe and comfortable.

"Working with engineers who specialize in plastics and polymers, we have developed the Inspiration Gown™, a unique PPE solution made from a bio-based material that will bio-assimilate in landfill or marine environments with no long-term environmental impact" said Jordan Young, CEO of Fairfield Processing Corporation.

Enabled with Smart Plastic's SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation and SPTek OYSTERLEAN™ bio-based CaCO₃ additives, the Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield will protect the wearer, significantly reduce carbon impact, and bio-assimilate the same as paper.

The gown material developed by Smart Plastic is a 100% proprietary polyethylene blend that passes AAMI level 1, 2 & 3 tests. With sealed seams, thumb loops, and tear-away removal, the Inspiration Gown™ provides necessary additional protection from dangerous contaminants.

With the capacity to produce millions of gowns per month domestically, the Inspiration Gown™ represents the ability to support and protect the US economy, workforce and the environment.

To inquire about the Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield, please contact:

PPE Sales
Fairfield Processing Corporation

88 Rose Hill Ave
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: 203-733-0833
Email: ppesales@fairfieldworld.com
Website: www.fairfieldworld.com/care/

Smart Plastic Announces Partnership with Fairfield on Inspiration Gown™

Smart Plastic Technologies is pleased to announce a preferred partnership with Fairfield Processing Corporation to bring to market the Inspiration Gown™, a sustainably designed isolation gown.

For over 80 years, Fairfield has been a trusted supplier of non-wovens and polymers for personal, home and commercial use. Their new industry-changing PPE program ensures that customers, employees, patients and families can obtain the personal protective supplies needed to remain safe and comfortable.

"Working with engineers who specialize in plastics and polymers, we have developed the Inspiration Gown™, a unique PPE solution made from a bio-based material that will bio-assimilate in landfill or marine environments with no long-term environmental impact" said Jordan Young, CEO of Fairfield Processing Corporation.

Enabled with Smart Plastic's SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation and SPTek OYSTERLEAN™ bio-based CaCO₃ additives, the Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield will protect the wearer, significantly reduce carbon impact, and bio-assimilate the same as paper.

The gown material developed by Smart Plastic is a 100% proprietary polyethylene blend that passes AAMI level 1, 2 & 3 tests. With sealed seams, thumb loops, and tear-away removal, the Inspiration Gown™ provides necessary additional protection from dangerous contaminants.

With the capacity to produce millions of gowns per month domestically, the Inspiration Gown™ represents the ability to support and protect the US economy, workforce and the environment.

To inquire about the Inspiration Gown™ by Fairfield, please contact:

PPE Sales
Fairfield Processing Corporation

88 Rose Hill Ave
Danbury, CT 06810

Phone: 203-733-0833
Email: ppesales@fairfieldworld.com
Website: www.fairfieldworld.com/care/

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Care for the Planet While Protecting Your Employees

Infused with our proprietary bio-assimilation additive, the ECLIPSE™ Gown will both protect the wearer and biodegrade the same as paper.

As the world economy grapples with the challenge of reopening, the global need for PPE has exploded. Companies big and small need to implement enhanced health and safety protocols in an effort to keep employees and customers safe. Many businesses are finding it difficult to implement effective physical distancing at all times, making PPE like masks, gloves and gowns even more critical. An unfortunate side effect of this need is a dramatic increase in plastic waste.

The ECLIPSE™ Gown tackles both problems.

Infused with our bio-assimilation additive, the ECLIPSE™ Gown will protect the wearer and bio-assimilate the same as paper, degrading to a molecular weight that can be consumed by living organisms.

These non-sterile gowns feature a fluid-repellent polyethylene film, combining effective fluid resistance and wearer comfort. Ideal for patient contact, fluid isolation, decontamination or general cleanup tasks, the Smart Plastic ECLIPSE™ Gown will protect against bodily fluids to support the health and confidence of both customers and employees.

A few key features of the Smart Plastic ECLIPSE™ Gown include:

  • Universal size, 40" x 60" (one size fits most)
  • 2.0 mil FDA approved polymer blend
  • Sky blue hospital tint
  • Non-surgical
  • Thumb loops with tear-away back opening
  • One piece (disposable / 100% recyclable)
  • ASTM F1670
  • AMMI Level 1 & 2 available
  • ECLIPSE™ enabled (bio-assimilation additive)

In the midst of this global COVID-19 pandemic, we need to protect the planet while we protect ourselves. The ECLIPSE™ Gown will completely bio-assimilate in both terrestrial and marine environments, resulting in no long-term environmental impact and leaving behind no microplastics.

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

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As the world economy grapples with the challenge of reopening, the global need for PPE has exploded. Companies big and small need to implement enhanced health and safety protocols in an effort to keep employees and customers safe. Many businesses are finding it difficult to implement effective physical distancing at all times, making PPE like masks, gloves and gowns even more critical. An unfortunate side effect of this need is a dramatic increase in plastic waste.

The ECLIPSE™ Gown tackles both problems.

Infused with our bio-assimilation additive, the ECLIPSE™ Gown will protect the wearer and bio-assimilate the same as paper, degrading to a molecular weight that can be consumed by living organisms.

These non-sterile gowns feature a fluid-repellent polyethylene film, combining effective fluid resistance and wearer comfort. Ideal for patient contact, fluid isolation, decontamination or general cleanup tasks, the Smart Plastic ECLIPSE™ Gown will protect against bodily fluids to support the health and confidence of both customers and employees.

A few key features of the Smart Plastic ECLIPSE™ Gown include:

  • Universal size, 40" x 60" (one size fits most)
  • 2.0 mil FDA approved polymer blend
  • Sky blue hospital tint
  • Non-surgical
  • Thumb loops with tear-away back opening
  • One piece (disposable / 100% recyclable)
  • ASTM F1670
  • AMMI Level 1 & 2 available
  • ECLIPSE™ enabled (bio-assimilation additive)

In the midst of this global COVID-19 pandemic, we need to protect the planet while we protect ourselves. The ECLIPSE™ Gown will completely bio-assimilate in both terrestrial and marine environments, resulting in no long-term environmental impact and leaving behind no microplastics.

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

Care for the Planet While Protecting Your Employees

As the world economy grapples with the challenge of reopening, the global need for PPE has exploded. Companies big and small need to implement enhanced health and safety protocols in an effort to keep employees and customers safe. Many businesses are finding it difficult to implement effective physical distancing at all times, making PPE like masks, gloves and gowns even more critical. An unfortunate side effect of this need is a dramatic increase in plastic waste.

The ECLIPSE™ Gown tackles both problems.

Infused with our bio-assimilation additive, the ECLIPSE™ Gown will protect the wearer and bio-assimilate the same as paper, degrading to a molecular weight that can be consumed by living organisms.

These non-sterile gowns feature a fluid-repellent polyethylene film, combining effective fluid resistance and wearer comfort. Ideal for patient contact, fluid isolation, decontamination or general cleanup tasks, the Smart Plastic ECLIPSE™ Gown will protect against bodily fluids to support the health and confidence of both customers and employees.

A few key features of the Smart Plastic ECLIPSE™ Gown include:

  • Universal size, 40" x 60" (one size fits most)
  • 2.0 mil FDA approved polymer blend
  • Sky blue hospital tint
  • Non-surgical
  • Thumb loops with tear-away back opening
  • One piece (disposable / 100% recyclable)
  • ASTM F1670
  • AMMI Level 1 & 2 available
  • ECLIPSE™ enabled (bio-assimilation additive)

In the midst of this global COVID-19 pandemic, we need to protect the planet while we protect ourselves. The ECLIPSE™ Gown will completely bio-assimilate in both terrestrial and marine environments, resulting in no long-term environmental impact and leaving behind no microplastics.

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

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