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Aimplas labs recognised as official test sites for TÜV AUSTRIA certification 

Companies seeking to gain OK Compost INDUSTRIAL, OK Compost HOME, OK BIODEGRADABLE SOIL and SEEDLING certification and labels can now turn to the laboratories of Spain-based research institute AIMPLAS for the required tests.

Aimplas has now been officially recognised for that purpose by TÜV AUSTRIA, the independent certification body who, in December 2017 acquired the OK brand and certification scheme OK COMPOST developed by Belgian body Vinçotte NV.

The laboratories of AIMPLAS had already significantly increased the scope of their accreditations in 2017 when they obtained the ENAC - the Spanish National Accreditation Entity - accreditation for biodegradation under composting conditions and in soil tests, as well as disintegration tests. This placed the technology centre at the forefront of accredited tests for plastic materials in Europe.

TÜV AUSTRIA’s environment product verification marks offer a customized certification label for each biodegradation environment. The labels are widely recognised and trusted internationally by end customers.

Hence, all components, inks and additives in certified packaging or products bearing the OK Compost INDUSTRIAL label are biodegradable in an industrial composting plant. The OK Compost HOME certification ensures these will biodegrade in home compost, at a lower temperature than industrial composting, while the OK Biodegradable SOIL label ensures that a product is biodegradable in soil. The Seedling logo, authorised by European Bioplastics, identifies products in compliance with EN 13432 as compostable. Obtaining these labels includes ecotoxicity tests to assess compost quality and to ensure that there are no adverse effects on the environment.


Fecha Publicación: 08/02/2019

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