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Office and Shipping Products for the USDA Biopreferred Program

Published on July 17, 2017

The US biobased industry contributed $393 billion to the economy in 2014. As consumers become more conscious of renewably sourced products, being able to clearly highlight the biobased content of products can give a competitive edge in the market. The USDA BioPreferred Voluntary Labeling Program provides this opportunity.

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Beta Analytic 2017 Holiday Schedule

Published on January 18, 2017

Please be informed that the Miami lab will be closed during these periods (all dates inclusive): May 29 (Memorial Day) July 4 (Independence Day) September 4 (Labor Day) November 23-24 (Thanksgiving Holiday) December 22, 25, 26 (Christmas Holiday) January 1, 2018 (New Year’s Day)

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Tartaric Acid – Natural or Petrochemical?

Published on July 6, 2017

Tartaric acid is an organic acid that has wide applications, including as an acidulant in the food and drinks industry and in pharmaceuticals. It has particular importance in the winemaking process. It exists in several forms with L(+)-tartaric acid being the form that is used commercially.

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Vanilla and Natural Product Testing – Why Does It Matter?

Published on June 29, 2017

As consumers place growing importance on “natural” ingredients, there are increasing instances of synthetic alternatives, which are often cheaper, being used in place of the more expensive naturally sourced products. Alongside this trend is a growing concern among consumers regarding the use of petroleum-sourced synthetic materials.

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Beta Analytic Provides Bio-based Testing for LEED v4 certification

Published on August 2, 2016

Beta Analytic provides Carbon-14 analyses for clients seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. LEED v4, the latest version of the program, contains information on the requirements for bio-based content verification of building materials. Applicants must confirm the bio-based content using Carbon-14 analysis under the ASTM D6866 standard. LEED is a third-party verification […]

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Beta Analytic Offers EN 16785 to Verify Bio-based Content

Published on June 29, 2016

Beta Analytic provides Carbon-14 analyses for clients seeking bio-based carbon testing as part of the standard EN 16785-1 published by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). This standard will be the basis of an upcoming European certification scheme for bio-based products implemented in 2016.

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Beta Analytic 2016 Holiday Schedule

Published on February 17, 2016

Please be informed that the Miami lab will be closed during these periods (all dates inclusive): * December 22-26, 2016 (Christmas) * January 2, 2017

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Beta Analytic Announces 2015 Holiday Schedule

Published on November 10, 2015

Beta Analytic’s Miami-based lab and London office will be closed during these periods (all dates inclusive): * Miami lab (USA) – November 26-29, 2015; December 23-27, 2015; and December 31-January 3, 2016 * London office (UK) – December 23, 2015 until January 3, 2016

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Beta Analytic Offers ISO 16620 Biobased Content Testing

Published on July 23, 2015

ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic has recently added ISO 16620-2:2015 to its list of biobased content testing services. ISO 16620-2 measures the exact percentage of carbon in the material that comes from renewable sources. This standard is only applicable to plastic materials, polymer resins, and additives.

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Beta Analytic Participates in EU Biobased Standardization Initiative

Published on July 7, 2015

Beta Analytic was selected to be an Advisory Partner to the European research project Knowledge Based Bio-based Products’ Pre-Standardization (KBBPPS), to provide expertise on biobased content testing.

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