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The New York Times: An Arms Dealer, an Ex-N.F.L. Player and Huge Federal Contracts for Medical Gowns
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Hundreds of millions in medical gown contracts awarded to companies that can't deliver

As reported by the New York Times, the federal government awarded hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of urgent work to small companies with scant experience.

As reported by the New York Times, the federal government awarded hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of urgent work to small companies with scant experience.

As reported by the New York Times, the federal government awarded hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of urgent work to small companies with scant experience.

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Hundreds of millions in medical gown contracts awarded to companies that can't deliver

Veg-Fresh packaging fights pathogens
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Trio of Additives Tackles Top Threat to Food Packaging Industry

Veg-Fresh Farms and Smart Plastic team up to tackle one of the top threats to the food packaging industry! Enabled by our game-changing additives, Veg-Fresh packaging has never been more powerful.

Veg-Fresh Farms and Smart Plastic team up to tackle one of the top threats to the food packaging industry! Enabled by our game-changing additives, Veg-Fresh packaging has never been more powerful.

Veg-Fresh Farms and Smart Plastic team up to tackle one of the top threats to the food packaging industry! Enabled by our game-changing additives, Veg-Fresh packaging has never been more powerful.

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Trio of Additives Tackles Top Threat to Food Packaging Industry

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.

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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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.

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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 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 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.

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Bact-Off Uses GARD™ to Protect Customers While Shopping

Enabled with SPTek GARD™, the Bact-Off cart handle provides retailers with a sustainable solution that supports a clean and healthy shopping experience.

The current coronavirus threat has exposed the need for retailers to seek out better ways to serve the health and well being of customers and their families. Shopping carts are identified as one of the most germ contaminated high-touch items, with a bacteria count of up to 73,000 colony forming units (CFU) per square inch and 361 times more bacteria than a bathroom door knob.

Enabled with SPTek GARD™, the Bact-Off cart handle protects customers against this cross-contamination risk with a proven efficacy of up to 99.999% in antimicrobial protection.

GARD™ is designed to defend.

Bact-Off, a global self-care consumer packaged goods company, in partnership with Smart Plastic Technologies, announced today the introduction of a simple, snap on plastic handle infused with the SPTek GARD™ antimicrobial additive. Given global health concerns and the current state of the retail economy, this product provides consumers and retailers with a solution that supports a clean and healthy in-store shopping experience.

A few key features of the Bact-Off shopping cart handle:

  • Safeguard customer health with antimicrobial protection
  • Enhance consumer confidence during in-store visits
  • Combat dangerous, illness causing germs
  • FDA approved and extensively tested
  • Sustainable, recyclable design
  • Made in the USA

Bact-Off’s design works with shopping carts currently in use at leading retail locations, defending against daily germ cross-contamination from the moment you enter the store.

SPTek GARD™ antimicrobial is added during the Bact-Off cart handle film production process, making it highly effective against MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria, E coli, and dozens of other dangerous organisms.

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

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The current coronavirus threat has exposed the need for retailers to seek out better ways to serve the health and well being of customers and their families. Shopping carts are identified as one of the most germ contaminated high-touch items, with a bacteria count of up to 73,000 colony forming units (CFU) per square inch and 361 times more bacteria than a bathroom door knob.

Enabled with SPTek GARD™, the Bact-Off cart handle protects customers against this cross-contamination risk with a proven efficacy of up to 99.999% in antimicrobial protection.

GARD™ is designed to defend.

Bact-Off, a global self-care consumer packaged goods company, in partnership with Smart Plastic Technologies, announced today the introduction of a simple, snap on plastic handle infused with the SPTek GARD™ antimicrobial additive. Given global health concerns and the current state of the retail economy, this product provides consumers and retailers with a solution that supports a clean and healthy in-store shopping experience.

A few key features of the Bact-Off shopping cart handle:

  • Safeguard customer health with antimicrobial protection
  • Enhance consumer confidence during in-store visits
  • Combat dangerous, illness causing germs
  • FDA approved and extensively tested
  • Sustainable, recyclable design
  • Made in the USA

Bact-Off’s design works with shopping carts currently in use at leading retail locations, defending against daily germ cross-contamination from the moment you enter the store.

SPTek GARD™ antimicrobial is added during the Bact-Off cart handle film production process, making it highly effective against MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria, E coli, and dozens of other dangerous organisms.

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

The current coronavirus threat has exposed the need for retailers to seek out better ways to serve the health and well being of customers and their families. Shopping carts are identified as one of the most germ contaminated high-touch items, with a bacteria count of up to 73,000 colony forming units (CFU) per square inch and 361 times more bacteria than a bathroom door knob.

Enabled with SPTek GARD™, the Bact-Off cart handle protects customers against this cross-contamination risk with a proven efficacy of up to 99.999% in antimicrobial protection.

GARD™ is designed to defend.

Bact-Off, a global self-care consumer packaged goods company, in partnership with Smart Plastic Technologies, announced today the introduction of a simple, snap on plastic handle infused with the SPTek GARD™ antimicrobial additive. Given global health concerns and the current state of the retail economy, this product provides consumers and retailers with a solution that supports a clean and healthy in-store shopping experience.

A few key features of the Bact-Off shopping cart handle:

  • Safeguard customer health with antimicrobial protection
  • Enhance consumer confidence during in-store visits
  • Combat dangerous, illness causing germs
  • FDA approved and extensively tested
  • Sustainable, recyclable design
  • Made in the USA

Bact-Off’s design works with shopping carts currently in use at leading retail locations, defending against daily germ cross-contamination from the moment you enter the store.

SPTek GARD™ antimicrobial is added during the Bact-Off cart handle film production process, making it highly effective against MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria, E coli, and dozens of other dangerous organisms.

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

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Bact-Off Uses GARD™ to Protect Customers While Shopping

Enabled with SPTek GARD™, the Bact-Off cart handle provides retailers with a sustainable solution that supports a clean and healthy shopping experience.

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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.

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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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.

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1 min read

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 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.

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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 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.

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.

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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.

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Clothing That Continues to Look and Smell Great

GARD™ antimicrobial reduces stains and odors caused by bacteria, resulting in clothing that requires fewer washes, feels better and lasts longer.

Whether it's a nurse working a long hospital shift, a chef preparing meals at a restaurant, or a mother going for an evening bike ride, they'd all prefer to avoid bacterially induced stains and odors that so often accompany hard work. Regardless of industry, consumers want clothing that will look and smell great for longer.

GARD™ antimicrobial delivers.

Our Smart Plastic GARD™ antimicrobial additive and LIQUID GARD™ antimicrobial coating inhibits the growth of microbes to improve odor protection and support good hygiene, making it the perfect addition to a broad range of uniforms, clothing and apparel. With up to a 99.999% improvement in antimicrobial efficacy, GARD™ reduces stains and odors caused by bacteria, resulting in clothing that requires fewer washes, feels better and lasts longer.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of clothing applications, including but not limited to:

  • Sports and activewear
  • Swimwear
  • Undergarments
  • Socks and footwear
  • Hats and headwear
  • Uniforms
  • Lab coats
  • Medical gowns

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

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Whether it's a nurse working a long hospital shift, a chef preparing meals at a restaurant, or a mother going for an evening bike ride, they'd all prefer to avoid bacterially induced stains and odors that so often accompany hard work. Regardless of industry, consumers want clothing that will look and smell great for longer.

GARD™ antimicrobial delivers.

Our Smart Plastic GARD™ antimicrobial additive and LIQUID GARD™ antimicrobial coating inhibits the growth of microbes to improve odor protection and support good hygiene, making it the perfect addition to a broad range of uniforms, clothing and apparel. With up to a 99.999% improvement in antimicrobial efficacy, GARD™ reduces stains and odors caused by bacteria, resulting in clothing that requires fewer washes, feels better and lasts longer.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of clothing applications, including but not limited to:

  • Sports and activewear
  • Swimwear
  • Undergarments
  • Socks and footwear
  • Hats and headwear
  • Uniforms
  • Lab coats
  • Medical gowns

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

Whether it's a nurse working a long hospital shift, a chef preparing meals at a restaurant, or a mother going for an evening bike ride, they'd all prefer to avoid bacterially induced stains and odors that so often accompany hard work. Regardless of industry, consumers want clothing that will look and smell great for longer.

GARD™ antimicrobial delivers.

Our Smart Plastic GARD™ antimicrobial additive and LIQUID GARD™ antimicrobial coating inhibits the growth of microbes to improve odor protection and support good hygiene, making it the perfect addition to a broad range of uniforms, clothing and apparel. With up to a 99.999% improvement in antimicrobial efficacy, GARD™ reduces stains and odors caused by bacteria, resulting in clothing that requires fewer washes, feels better and lasts longer.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of clothing applications, including but not limited to:

  • Sports and activewear
  • Swimwear
  • Undergarments
  • Socks and footwear
  • Hats and headwear
  • Uniforms
  • Lab coats
  • Medical gowns

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

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Clothing That Continues to Look and Smell Great

GARD™ antimicrobial reduces stains and odors caused by bacteria, resulting in clothing that requires fewer washes, feels better and lasts longer.

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Mitigate Risk and Maximize Protection with GARD™

With the safety and well-being of our healthcare heroes and essential workers at stake, we must use every tool available to protect them.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) provides the crucial barrier between our healthcare heroes and their dangerous working environments. Following use, all PPE must be disposed of, placing our custodial and sanitation professionals in harm's way. We must leave no stone unturned in order to mitigate the risks that our essential workers face every day.

GARD™ antimicrobial is here to help.

While the ergonomic design of PPE is key to ensuring the health and safety of our healthcare workers, we need to use every tool available to protect them. The same goes for those that handle and transport the dangerous PPE waste. Our SPTek GARD™ polymer additive provides up to 99.999% antimicrobial protection (a '5-log reduction') and is proven highly effective against major health threats, including dozens of dangerous both 'gram-positive and gram-negative' organisms.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of PPE applications, including but not limited to:

  • Respirators
  • Masks
  • Face shields
  • Glasses and goggles
  • Helmets
  • Head covers
  • Gowns
  • Gloves
  • Shoe covers

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

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Personal protective equipment (PPE) provides the crucial barrier between our healthcare heroes and their dangerous working environments. Following use, all PPE must be disposed of, placing our custodial and sanitation professionals in harm's way. We must leave no stone unturned in order to mitigate the risks that our essential workers face every day.

GARD™ antimicrobial is here to help.

While the ergonomic design of PPE is key to ensuring the health and safety of our healthcare workers, we need to use every tool available to protect them. The same goes for those that handle and transport the dangerous PPE waste. Our SPTek GARD™ polymer additive provides up to 99.999% antimicrobial protection (a '5-log reduction') and is proven highly effective against major health threats, including dozens of dangerous both 'gram-positive and gram-negative' organisms.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of PPE applications, including but not limited to:

  • Respirators
  • Masks
  • Face shields
  • Glasses and goggles
  • Helmets
  • Head covers
  • Gowns
  • Gloves
  • Shoe covers

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

Personal protective equipment (PPE) provides the crucial barrier between our healthcare heroes and their dangerous working environments. Following use, all PPE must be disposed of, placing our custodial and sanitation professionals in harm's way. We must leave no stone unturned in order to mitigate the risks that our essential workers face every day.

GARD™ antimicrobial is here to help.

While the ergonomic design of PPE is key to ensuring the health and safety of our healthcare workers, we need to use every tool available to protect them. The same goes for those that handle and transport the dangerous PPE waste. Our SPTek GARD™ polymer additive provides up to 99.999% antimicrobial protection (a '5-log reduction') and is proven highly effective against major health threats, including dozens of dangerous both 'gram-positive and gram-negative' organisms.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of PPE applications, including but not limited to:

  • Respirators
  • Masks
  • Face shields
  • Glasses and goggles
  • Helmets
  • Head covers
  • Gowns
  • Gloves
  • Shoe covers

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

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Mitigate Risk and Maximize Protection with GARD™

With the safety and well-being of our healthcare heroes and essential workers at stake, we must use every tool available to protect them.

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Packaging That Keeps Food Safe and Fresh

SPTek GARD™ is a multi-purpose, FDA approved antimicrobial product that is highly effective at inhibiting pathogenic contamination in foods and extending shelf-life.

Food packaging plays an essential role in the protection and distribution of sensitive foods like dairy, bakery items, meat, fish and poultry products, and fresh fruits and vegetables. It's more important than ever to protect against pathogenic organisms that can contaminate and prematurely spoil foods.

GARD™ antimicrobial is the answer.

Food security is a major issue, and our proven GARD™ antimicrobial additive plays a central role in the solution. Assuring safety, maintaining quality and extending shelf-life are critical to all perishable food products. GARD™ antimicrobial has been extensively tested, is FDA approved and can be applied to any polymers used for food packaging, including PE, PP, PS, PET and more. With up to a '5-log reduction' in antimicrobial protection (99.999%) and proven highly effective against MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli and dozens of common, dangerous organisms, GARD™ is the solution for your food packaging.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of food packaging applications, including but not limited to:

  • Food wrap and films
  • Trays
  • Bottles
  • Clamshell containers
  • Pouches and bags
  • Food delivery containers

Additionally, GARD™ does not contain any chemicals, enzymes or additives sourced from animals, making it perfectly suitable for halal, kosher and vegan certified foods.

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

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Food packaging plays an essential role in the protection and distribution of sensitive foods like dairy, bakery items, meat, fish and poultry products, and fresh fruits and vegetables. It's more important than ever to protect against pathogenic organisms that can contaminate and prematurely spoil foods.

GARD™ antimicrobial is the answer.

Food security is a major issue, and our proven GARD™ antimicrobial additive plays a central role in the solution. Assuring safety, maintaining quality and extending shelf-life are critical to all perishable food products. GARD™ antimicrobial has been extensively tested, is FDA approved and can be applied to any polymers used for food packaging, including PE, PP, PS, PET and more. With up to a '5-log reduction' in antimicrobial protection (99.999%) and proven highly effective against MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli and dozens of common, dangerous organisms, GARD™ is the solution for your food packaging.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of food packaging applications, including but not limited to:

  • Food wrap and films
  • Trays
  • Bottles
  • Clamshell containers
  • Pouches and bags
  • Food delivery containers

Additionally, GARD™ does not contain any chemicals, enzymes or additives sourced from animals, making it perfectly suitable for halal, kosher and vegan certified foods.

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

Food packaging plays an essential role in the protection and distribution of sensitive foods like dairy, bakery items, meat, fish and poultry products, and fresh fruits and vegetables. It's more important than ever to protect against pathogenic organisms that can contaminate and prematurely spoil foods.

GARD™ antimicrobial is the answer.

Food security is a major issue, and our proven GARD™ antimicrobial additive plays a central role in the solution. Assuring safety, maintaining quality and extending shelf-life are critical to all perishable food products. GARD™ antimicrobial has been extensively tested, is FDA approved and can be applied to any polymers used for food packaging, including PE, PP, PS, PET and more. With up to a '5-log reduction' in antimicrobial protection (99.999%) and proven highly effective against MRSA, Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli and dozens of common, dangerous organisms, GARD™ is the solution for your food packaging.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of food packaging applications, including but not limited to:

  • Food wrap and films
  • Trays
  • Bottles
  • Clamshell containers
  • Pouches and bags
  • Food delivery containers

Additionally, GARD™ does not contain any chemicals, enzymes or additives sourced from animals, making it perfectly suitable for halal, kosher and vegan certified foods.

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

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Packaging That Keeps Food Safe and Fresh

SPTek GARD™ is a multi-purpose, FDA approved antimicrobial product that is highly effective at inhibiting pathogenic contamination in foods and extending shelf-life.

Read More
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