Ecotach™ Fasteners

Ecotach fasteners help brand owners and retailers advance their sustainability goals through a choice of economical recycled tagging fasteners. Our fasteners have been tested by independent third-party companies to validate our commitment to sustainability.

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Let's talk about how Ecotach fasteners can help you achieve your sustainability goals. Our team will work closely with you to choose the best tagging fasteners for your apparel, taking you one step closer to reducing your environmental footprint.  
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Recycled (rPET) Fasteners

These fasteners are made of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) and carry a “Recycled” logo molded into the paddle. Recycled (rPET) Fasteners contain at least 90% post consumer waste (PCW) plastic from recycled bottles (rPET).The environmental benefits created by using these fasteners are substantial:

  • Every roll of 834 fasteners reduces the landfill load by more than 8 plastic bottles*

  • Every carton, by more than 52 plastic bottles*

  • Every case, by 528 plastic bottles*

* The average weight of a single-serve 16.9oz PET water bottle is 9.9 grams

Brands or retailers can create a positive image of environmental stewardship for just fractions of a cent per garment. They’re available in 13 standard colors and can be Pantone®-matched upon request. Application of these fasteners on a reel is simple and quick with our Fine Fabric System 500 or System 1000 tools. 

Recycled (rPA) Fasteners

These fasteners are made of recycled polyamide (rPA). They can be made from either 74% or 30% "post-consumer (PCW)" waste from recycled carpets. The environmental benefit created by using at least 74% PCW from recycled carpets is substantial:

  • Every master carton of fasteners eliminates 60 sq ft (5.5 sq meters) of carpet which is equivalent to half the sq ft of an average size bedroom in the US*

* The average size of a bedroom in the US is 132sq ft in a home under 2500sq ft.

These are arranged in clips and can be applied using a variety of our attaching tools.

Ecotach™ Elastic Staples

Ecotach Elastic Staples are made from a proprietary blend of thermoplastic polyurethane material specifically designed to degrade* at an accelerated rate of 10.63% over 45 days in landfill conditions. The technology used results in no microplastics* so that when this staple completely degrades, all that is left is carbon dioxide, water, and microbes (biomass). Comparatively speaking, a typical thermoplastic polyurethane fastener would degrade ~0% over the same time frame and take anywhere from 20 -30 years to break down, depending on environmental conditions.

Once the Ecotach Elastic Staple is placed into a landfill, naturally occurring bacteria in that environment breaks the fastener down without leaving behind microplastics or any other harmful substances.* These products are shelf-stable and will not begin to degrade unless put into the designated end-of-life waste stream.

*We have completed 3rd party ASTM D5511-18 testing that shows that our Ecotach Elastic Staples degrade 10.63% over 45 days in a landfill environment. We do not have data showing how much time it takes for the fasteners to completely degrade.

Recycled System 1000 Fasteners

This is the "reel" deal for sustainable tagging solutions. Because these fasteners are sold in reels, and not clips, there's no waste strip that gets discarded. In addition to this, you can choose from a roll of fasteners made using using recycled polyamide (rPA) which is 30% “post-consumer” waste from recycled nylon carpets or made using 90% “post-consumer” waste from recycled plastic bottles (rPET).

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Recycled (rPET) Fasteners

These fasteners are made of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) and carry a “Recycled” logo molded into the paddle. Recycled (rPET) fasteners contain at least 90% post-consumer waste (PCW) plastic from recycled bottles (rPET).The environmental benefits created by using these fasteners can be substantial.

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Recycled (rPA) Fasteners

These fasteners are made of recycled polyamide (rPA). The environmental benefit created by using at least 74% “post consumer” waste from recycled carpets can be substantial.

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