Smart Plastic Technologies Announces Plans to build testing and production facilities in Wheeling, Illinois.

(Wheeling, IL) October 17, 2019  Smart Plastic Technologies, LLC, is a specialist in the development, production and marketing of unique additives for use in polymers which provide biodegradation, antimicrobial, antifungal, production tracing, film thickness reduction and an oxygen scavenger designed to extend the shelf life of food products.

Smart Plastic Technologies announced their decision to construct a product testing lab plus full production facility in Wheeling, Illinois. The new facilities will be located in a building recently acquired by a principal of Smart Plastic.

“Smart Plastic Technologies is very pleased to be able to announce our plans to develop both a product testing facility and production operation. The lab will allow us to test our new formulations as we continue to lead the market in the development of true state-of-the-art additive technologies plus provide active technical customer support.” said Tim Murtaugh, CEO of SPT. “Also, in response to the exponential growth we are experiencing as the market discovers the unmatched sophistication of our technologies, we will be developing expandable production capabilities on-site to allow us to control every element of the quality of our products and the reliability of our services. The future of Smart Plastic is full of opportunity”. 

Tiny turtle found dead with 104 pieces of plastic in its intestines

A tiny turtle that washed up dead on a beach in Florida was found to have eaten 104 pieces of plastic, campaigners said.

The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton shared the plight of the tiny creature on its Facebook page, along with the picture of the turtle and the pieces of plastic found inside it.

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Smart Plastic Technologies Announces Strategic Distribution Agreement with GearedforGreen. 

(Wheeling, IL) October 1, 2019  Smart Plastic Technologies, LLC, is a specialist in the development, production and marketing of unique additives for use in polymers which provide biodegradation, antimicrobial, antifungal, production tracing, film thickness reduction and an oxygen scavenger designed to extend the shelf life of food products.

Smart Plastic Technologies announced the signing of a Strategic Distribution Agreement with GearedforGreen which will provide market representation of Smart Plastic products in the continental United States. 

GearedforGreen is a sustainability company specializing in plastics. They connect circular eco supply chains™ that help USA manufacturers and industry operate more sustainably from inside-out. The Company’s stated focus is, “workingwith our supply chain partners, we provide 360 degrees of sustainability to help businesses & organizations operate more sustainably from inside-out, to improve top line, bottom line, and brand value.”

“Smart Plastic Technologies is pleased to have this opportunity to partner with a Company that has a dynamic strategy to implement circular economy strategies into the U.S. plastics industry. After many months of cooperative planning, both companies are positioned to demonstrate how Smart Plastic products can have a profoundly positive impact on the implementation of a true circular economy model” said Tim Murtaugh, CEO of SPT. 

For information of GearedforGreen visit www.gearedforgreen.com 

A single tea bag can leak billions of pieces of microplastic into your brew

Researchers at McGill University in Canada analyzed the effects of placing four different commercial tea bags into boiling water. They found that a single bag releases around 11.6 billion microplastic particles, and 3.1 billion even smaller nanoplastic particles, into the cup — thousands of times higher than the amount of plastic previously found in other food and drink. The health effects of drinking these particles are unknown, according to the researchers, who called for further study into the area.

The team removed the tea from inside the bags to prevent it from interfering with the results, before boiling the bags in water to simulate the tea-making process. Scientists have found microplastics in various foods, but less research has been done into whether they can be shed into water during the brewing of tea and other hot drinks. Many tea producers use polypropylene to seal their bags. Humans eat an average of 5 grams of plastic a week, according to a separate study earlier this year — the equivalent of a credit card’s weight in plastic.

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Marubeni Specialty Chemicals – Global Distribution Agreement

Smart Plastic Technologies is pleased to announce that a strategic partnership agreement has been finalized with Marubeni Specialty Chemicals.  This agreement appoints Marubeni Specialty Chemicals (MSCI) as a global distributor for all of Smart Plastic’s products.

For further information about Marubeni please contact:

Geronimo Santana, Asst. General Manager 

Marubeni Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

10 Bank Street, Suite 740

White Plains, NY 10606

Phone: 914.428.5528

Website: www.marubenisci.com

Pack Expo – Las Vegas Convention Center – September 23-26, 2019

Smart Plastic Technologies announces that it will  be exhibiting at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2019.   Pack Expo is the premier event for packaging innovation with over 2,000 exhibitors and 30,000 attending professionals from the packaging industry.  Come and join us in the Lower South Hall at Booth LS-6628.   Pack Expo runs from Monday September 23rd until Wednesday September 26th.   Exhibit Halls are open from 9am – 4pm.

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Jay Tapp joins Smart Plastic Technologies – at new Chicago area Headquarters

Jay Tapp has joined the senior management team at Smart Plastic as Vice President & General Manager.  Working closely with CEO Tim Murtaugh and Director of Technology, Michael Stephens, Jay will be responsible for business operations, including distribution, supply chain, manufacturing, sales and marketing.  Jay will be overseeing the daily management of the company and be based at the corporate headquarters in Chicago.  

Jay joins Smart Plastic after consulting for the company for several months. His appointment coincides with the relocation of the Corporate Headquarters to Wheeling, Illinois near Chicago.   For additional information about Jay, please refer to our ABOUT/Leadership page on this website. 

Smart Plastic’s former Chief Operating Officer, Nosi Vafaei, has left the company to pursue other interests.

Aargus Plastics – Preferred Supplier Partner

Smart Plastic Technologies is pleased to announce that Aargus Plastics has been selected as a Preferred Supplier Partner.  

Aargus Plastics, based in Wheeling, IL,  celebrates its 60th year as one of the largest polyethylene bag manufacturers in North America.

For further information about Aargus Plastics please contact:

Jay Tapp, VP Sales

773-680-7254

www.aargusplastics.com

Global Pouch Forum – Chicago, IL – June 11-13th

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.  The Global Pouch Forum is the longest-running flexible packaging conference in the industry.

GPF is the premier educational and technical conference that explores the business outlook for flexible packaging.  The Global Pouch Forum features film converting and pouch materials, components and services offering the latest in technologies, innovations and sustainable solutions.

Smart Plastic Technologies Announces Global Strategic Partnership Agreement with Marubeni Specialty Chemicals.

(Wheeling, IL) September 16, 2019- Smart Plastic Technologies, LLC, is a specialist in the development, production and marketing of unique additives for use in polymers which provide biodegradation, antimicrobial, antifungal, production tracing, film thickness reduction and an oxygen scavenger designed to extend the shelf life of food products.

Smart Plastic Technologies announced the signing of a global Strategic Partnership Agreement with Marubeni Specialty Chemicals which will provide market representation of Smart Plastic products in approximately 63 countries where Marubeni currently has established presence. 

Marubeni Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries use their broad business networks, both within Japan and overseas, to conduct importing and exporting (including third country trading), as well as domestic business, encompassing a diverse range of business activities across wide-ranging fields including lifestyle, ICT and real estate business, forest products, food, Agri business, chemicals, power business, energy, metals and mineral resources, plant, aerospace and ship, finance and leasing business, construction, auto and industrial machinery, and next generation business development. 

“Smart Plastic Technologies is delighted to have this opportunity to partner with a globally respected company such as Maubeni. All parties are enthused about the growth potential this represents for our Company. Product training is anticipated to commence in November of this year. SPT is fully committed to continue to maintain its recognized position as a leader in the development of additives designed to protect the health of mankind and our planet” said Tim Murtaugh, CEO of SPT. 

For further information about Marubeni please contact:

Geronimo Santana, Asst. General Manager 

Marubeni Specialty Chemicals, Inc.

10 Bank Street, Suite 740

White Plains, NY 10606

Phone: 914.428.5528

Website: www.marubenisci.com