Sustainability continues to be a signification focus in the European Union. On September 25th new measures addressing microplastics were introduced. These measures came into effect on October 25th, with a transition period for specific product types. This period allows producers to make necessary adjustments to their products, removing or replacing the microplastics with fully biodegradable alternatives.
Manufacturers aiming to comply with these regulations must take one of two actions: either entirely remove microplastics from their products or provide proof of biodegradation through an independent third-party testing laboratory.
With many years of experience in the field of biodegradability testing, Normec OWS can help you to select the best tests based on the nature and composition of your product and see where the test program can be optimized and possibly reduced, saving time and money. Depending on your preferences and the expected degradation rate of your product, tests can be started simultaneously or following a step-by-step approach.
Once the testing strategy has been defined, testing can begin. With 3,500+ test reactors available in Belgium and the US, all testing can be started immediately. There is no lead time at Normec OWS. Once all tests have been performed, Normec OWS will write an executive summary which provides a top-level summary of the complete testing program.
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.
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