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AIMPLAS has been authorised to perform biodegradability tests

AIMPLAS, the Plastics Technology Centre, has been authorised by DIN CERTCO (TÜV Rheinland), an independent European certification company in the bioplastics market, to perform biodegradability and compostability tests in its testing laboratories, which will allow bioplastics businesses to obtain the ecolabels DIN Industrial Compostable, DIN Home Compostable and DIN Biodegradable Soil.  

× AIMPLAS has also been included in the accredited laboratories list of the American organisation BPI helping companies obtain the BPI compostability certification. 

These authorisations, along with those received from ENAC and TÜV AUSTRIA in 2017 and 2019, respectively, recognise the capabilities of the AIMPLAS laboratories to perform testing under the standard EN 13432.  

The ecolabels issued enable companies to certify that a product is biodegradable or compostable in different environments (industrial and domestic composting or biodegradation on soil) without negatively affecting the environment and proving that their products are environmentally sustainable in the world’s main markets. The four organisations that have authorised AIMPLAS are the ones with the greatest global recognition. 

The benefits obtained by companies thanks to these certifications and ecolabels are linked to increased added value of the product and the company regarding the implementation of a circular economy model that is increasingly valued by consumers. 

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Publication date: 21/11/2023

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.