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What biobased certifications apply to your products?

Biobased content certifications and eco-labels are powerful marketing tools. If you’re
interested in the following certification programs, your product needs carbon-14 analysis
to measure its biobased carbon content using the test standards ASTM D6866, ISO 16620
or EN 16640.

US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) BioPreferred Voluntary Labeling

Program applies to a wide range of product categories. Products that meet
the program’s requirements can display the USDA Certified Biobased
Product label on the product and related marketing materials. Minimum
biobased content required is 25%.

Germany’s DIN CERTCO grants its DIN-Geprüft Biobased certification

according to three quality divisions depending on a product’s biobased
carbon content - Biobased 20-50%, Biobased 50-85% or Biobased >85%.

TÜV Austria’s OK Biobased program uses a star system to indicate a pro-

duct’s biobased content - e.g. one star represents biobased content
between 20% and 40% while four stars represent biobased content greater
than 80%.

Korea Bio Material Packaging Association’s Biobased Label (BP Label)

applies to biobased resin and its derivatives with at least 25% biomass

Interested in carbon-14 analysis? Contact us today.
Beta Analytic’s biobased test results are reported within 5-7 business days (faster services available). The ISO
17025-accredited lab offers technical consultation and client support in multiple languages including German and

DISCLAIMER: Beta Analytic is not affiliated with the USDA BioPreferred Program, DIN CERTCO, TÜV Austria or Korea
Bio Material Packaging Association.

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