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Product evaluation

While technically much is possible in the field of (bio)degradation and compostability, making the right material choices for your product application can be challenging. Not least because there are many claims made by suppliers which can be difficult to verify. As a strictly objective and impartial laboratory, working from a scientifically based approach, Normec OWS provides product evaluation services to help you verify such claims and make the right decisions for your product and strategy development.

Why Normec OWS?
  • Independent laboratory
  • Recognized worldwide
  • Expert in the field

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All frequently asked questions
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Is Normec OWS ISO 17025 accredited?

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.

Where is Normec OWS located?

Our main offices are located in Ghent, Belgium. We also have a subsidiary located in Kettering, Ohio to serve the needs of our American customers.

How long does testing take?

Testing duration depends on the specific type of test and the product itself. This can range from a couple of weeks for material characteristics testing, to months or even years for biodegradation testing. As these are microbial processes, we cannot predict the exact duration beforehand.