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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 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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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.

SEE ON:

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.

Read More
1 min read
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