Eric Hartman


Fairfield, CT, United States



Job Title

Director | Technology & Development


Product Ventures


Eric Hartman, Director | Technology & Development
Eric leads Product Ventures’ team of industrial designers and mechanical engineers, and is responsible for the exploration of emerging technologies in an effort to develop innovative, environmentally responsible and sustainable packaging solutions. Eric has been involved with the development and implementation of solutions for a broad range of cosmetic, personal care, food and beverage products at companies such as Nestle, Unilever and Clairol. With a background in polymer science and engineering, and more than 25 years of experience, his extensive materials knowledge is a strong asset to Product Ventures' structural packaging development efforts.

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  • The SPC's new COMPASS

    The SPC's new COMPASS (Comparitive Packaging Assessment) tool offers users the ability to better understand how the sourcing and material decisions that they make early in the package design process impact the overall sustainability of their final product. The one thing that COMPASS does not do however, is tell the Package Designer or Engineer what the right package is for their application. Ultimately the right package for any product involves making a decision about which factors are the most important in a company's push for the development of a more sustainable product range. Carbon foot print, water use, energy consumption, potential impact on human health, numerious factors impact the decision that a company must make about the direction to pursue. COMPASS is designed to provide the imformation required to make an educated decision about the sustainability of a package under development, but it is still up to the Designer or Engineer to make the best choice to minimize their company's environmental impact and to preserve the earth and it's resources for future generations.

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