With over 30 years’ experience in Biodegradability, Compostability, Disintegration & Ecotoxicity (BCDE) research and testing, Normec OWS has built up a great deal of expertise. We participate in many certification and standardization committees, European projects, and international conferences. As the global market leader in the field of BCDE, we are highly motivated to share our expertise and offer a number of consulting services to our customers. These range from creating tailored reports on new standards, market developments, and legislation to educational and product evaluation services, intended to help optimize your product and company strategy.
As an independent laboratory, we have built an international reputation in biodegradation and composting tests.
We are recognized worldwide by all certification bodies active in the field of biodegradable or compostable materials.
More than 25 years of experience with biogas and an expert in the field of anaerobic fermentation.
We offer a tailored approach, which is catered to each customer’s specific needs.
No, we are a testing laboratory only and do not take part in product development as we want to remain completely neutral and independent. We can however share our expertise on how we think your product will perform or degrade in a certain environment and what do’s and don’ts you need to consider to obtain certain characteristics for your products.
Yes, we are recognized by DIN CERTCO in line with ISO 17025. This accreditation covers all test procedures and standards with regard to compostability and biodegradation. Additionally, we are ISO 17025 accredited by BELAC for our compost analyses and also recognized by TÜV Austria. Normec OWS is also ISO 17020 accredited for inspection services and ISO 14001 approved for environmental management. View our recognitions & certificates.
No, we are an independent test laboratory, meaning we only perform testing and do not grant certification. We can however assist you in obtaining certification from recognized certification agencies. Please note that to avoid a conflict of interest, certification should be independent from testing.