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Some Standards and Certificates for Bioplastics

No product is created to last forever. At some point, the question arises as to what will happen once it reaches the end of its life cycle. For bioplastics, there are various end-of-life scenarios. One of these is biological degradability in different environments, such as an industrial composting facility, in household compost, in the ground or in the waters.

Independent testing institutes are charged with measuring the degradability and/or biobased content and confirm this by awarding a test mark. This provides market transparency and serves as orientation for customers and consumers.

Amongst the most important certification institutes in Europe are TÜV AUSTRIA (Belgium) and DIN CERTCO (Germany). In North America, it is the BPI institute. 

Many of our prodcuts are e.g. certified “OK compost INDUSTRIAL”, “OK compost HOME” or “OK biodegradable SOIL”.

Below you will find an incomplete selection of possible certifications for bioplastics.

M·VERA® Product Portfolio

According EN 13432

OK compost INDUSTRIAL
  • Test on specific heavy metals below defined limits has to pass successfully first
  • Test is performed on final item at approx. 60 °C
    - Biodegradation: min. 90 %, measurement of CO2 during max. 6 months
    - Disintegration: min. 10 % of remaining fraction <2 mm during max. 12 weeks
  • Eco toxicity test: grow test with two types of plants

According NF T51-800 [11-2015]

OK compost HOME
  • Test on specific heavy metals below defined limits has to pass successfully first
  • Test is performed on final item at approx. 28 °C
    - Biodegradation: min. 90 %, measurement of CO2 during max. 12 months
    - Disintegration: min. 10 % of remaining fraction <2 mm during max. 6 months
  • Eco toxicity test: grow test with two types of plants

According ISO 17556/EN 13432

OK biodegradable SOIL
  • Test on specific heavy metals below defined limits has to pass successfully first
  • Test is performed on ground compound at approx. 23 °C
    - Biodegradation: min. 90 %, measurement of CO2 during max. 24 months
  • Eco toxicity test: grow test with two types of plants

Different Countries, Different Rules

Further Regulations and Bioplastics

Many regions or countries have issued their own regulations regarding the use of bioplastics.

Regulations for Bioplastics

Information about our M·VERA® Biocompounds can be found here.

Our Bioplastics

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