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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.
As the first installment in our "Smart Question" series, we take a look at isolation gowns, what's so important about them, and why we're asking the question in the first place.
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.
Ryan Ruskin, CEO of the The Ruskin Group, discusses the need to reduce the impact of single-use plastics with the revolutionary SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation additive.
Enabled with SPTek GARD™, the Bact-Off cart handle provides retailers with a sustainable solution that supports a clean and healthy shopping experience.
Infused with our proprietary bio-assimilation additive, the ECLIPSE™ Gown will both protect the wearer and biodegrade the same as paper.
"PPE has become an additional threat to the world's oceans, which have been choking under the weight of plastic at a rapidly increasing rate."
While protecting and maximizing the shelf life of produce is critical to our food system, we must care for the environment as well.
GARD™ antimicrobial reduces stains and odors caused by bacteria, resulting in clothing that requires fewer washes, feels better and lasts longer.
COVID-19 has significantly impacted our food service industry, resulting in an increase in demand for the items required to support take-out and delivery.
With the safety and well-being of our healthcare heroes and essential workers at stake, we must use every tool available to protect them.
SPTek GARD™ is a multi-purpose, FDA approved antimicrobial product that is highly effective at inhibiting pathogenic contamination in foods and extending shelf-life.
While plastic straws have emerged as a symbol for the global plastic crisis, many substitutes come with their own set of health, performance and environmental impacts.
We have invested extensive time, expense and effort to test and prove that our bio-assimilation technology causes plastic to biodegrade to the same as paper.
Dedicated to the development of advanced antimicrobial technologies for years, we find ourselves in a unique position to respond during this global COVID-19 crisis.
Smart Plastic is pleased to announce their decision to construct a product testing lab plus full production facility in Wheeling, Illinois.
A tiny turtle that washed up dead on a beach in Florida was found to have eaten 104 pieces of plastic, campaigners said.
Smart Plastic is please to announce the signing of a strategic distribution agreement with GearedforGreen.
Researchers at McGill University found that a single tea bag releases around 11.6 billion microplastic particles, and 3.1 billion even smaller nanoplastic particles.
This agreement appoints Marubeni Specialty Chemicals (MSCI) as a global distributor for all of Smart Plastic’s products.
Smart Plastic announces that it will be exhibiting at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2019, a premier event for packaging innovation with over 2,000 exhibitors.
Jay Tapp has joined the senior management team at Smart Plastic as Vice President & General Manager.
Aargus Plastics, based in Wheeling, IL, celebrates its 60th year as one of the largest polyethylene bag manufacturers in North America.
Smart Plastic Technologies announces that it will exhibit at the Global Pouch Forum. Join us at the GPF to discover global market trends and new applications.
Smart Plastic announced the signing of a global strategic partnership agreement with Marubeni Specialty Chemicals.
Smart Plastic founder Tim Murtaugh was recently interviewed on a “Bloomberg Market Minute” segment concerning the dilemma with plastic straws.
Smart Plastic will once again exhibit their technologies at Pack Expo 2018 in Chicago’s McCormick Place on October 14-17, 2018.
Smart Plastic is pleased to announce the release of an oxygen scavenger additive, an FDA approved technology has now been released to the market.
To all the places and surfaces we’ve been warned are teeming with germs or bacteria—your pets, the subway seat, airplane cabins, the A.T.M.—add the airport security tray.
Smart Plastic says it has developed two products that cause plastic to rapidly degrade in response to businesses seeking alternatives to plastic straws.
Craig Graffius started EcoGlass Straws 12 years ago with three decades of glass-making experience and his vision for an alternative to the ubiquitous plastic straw.
A growing movement against plastic straws is playing out in Chicago, and a South Side straw factory urgently seeking an environmentally friendly alternative.
Smart Plastic is pleased to announce the completion of the development of an Antimicrobial Sports Bottle designed in cooperation with Taico Design.
Smart Plastic is pleased to announce the commencement of various Smart plastic additive trials with Dole Produce.
It’s hard to ignore the siren call to protect the planet. Or to remain unmoved by those facing increasingly poor living conditions across the globe.
If plastic had been invented when the Pilgrims sailed from England to North America in the Mayflower, their plastic trash would likely still be around, centuries later.
A new international study by Unilever reveals that a third of consumers (33%) are now choosing to buy from brands they believe are doing social or environmental good.
Smart Plastic is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Coveris for the development of a range of additive products designed for global applications.
U.S. health officials told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak.
While quenching your thirst after pounding the treadmill is a vital part of any workout, it turns out you could actually unwittingly make yourself sick.
Here we characterise and quantify a major ocean plastic accumulation zone formed in subtropical waters between California and Hawaii: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
A diver who filmed a huge “slick” of plastic floating in clear waters in Indonesia said he has “never seen anything like this scale” of ocean pollution before.
Smart Plastic is pleased to announce the release of their new additive branded as REDUCER™.
Smart Plastic is pleased to announce that Topco has informed the Company’s management team of their decision to substantially increase their volume of business with SPT.
Smart Plastics is pleased to announce that they will be attending the Pack Expo. Their booth number is 6842 Lower South Hall.
Smart Plastic is pleased to announce it has reached a multi-location Caribbean sales representation agreement with Cruzan Creations.
Smart Plastic is pleased to announce the opening of the company’s second location in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Smart Plastic has completed its strategy to establish sales representation in 7 countries which will provide market exposure throughout Central and South America.
Presence of the additive in packaging will increase food shelf life plus allow brands to remove preservatives from the food for a cleaner ingredients label.
From the moment we wake up in the morning and brush our teeth, to when we watch TV at the end of the day, plastic is all around us.
Smart Plastic is pleased to announce that it has reached a multi-national sales representation agreement with Varcomsa of Guatemala.