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ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film

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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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.

Read More
2 min read
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