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Normec OWS is an active member of several normalization organizations such as the International Standards Organization (ISO), the European Standards Organization (CEN), the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the German Standards Organization (DIN) and is the official Belgian delegate of several ISO and CEN committees. In this capacity, Normec OWS has developed several standard methods and is project leader of some new standards in development. An overview of the working groups in which we participate is shown below.

Working groups

International Organization for Standardization

European Committee for Standardization

American Society for Testing and Materials

Deutsches Institut für Normung

Certification committees &
Industrial associations

Normec OWS is also member of several industrial associations and is involved as an expert in a number of certification committees active in the field of biodegradable, compostable or biobased materials and products.

TÜV Austria

TÜV Rheinland

European Bioplastics

BioEnvironmental Polymer Society

US Composting Counsil

Belgian BioPackaging


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