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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 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 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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Beta Analytic Announces New Taiwan Address

Published on November 19, 2014

ISO 17015-accredited laboratory Beta Analytic has transferred its Taiwan forwarding office to another location in Taipei. Effective November 20, 2014, samples for renewable carbon or biobased content testing should be sent to the following address: Beta實驗室台北代理處 台北市龍江路143-2號 No.143-2, Longjiang Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 104 Taiwan

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Beta Analytic Announces 2014 Holiday Schedule

Published on November 3, 2014

Please be advised that our Miami lab and London office will be closed during these periods (all dates inclusive): * Miami lab (USA) – November 27-30, 2014; December 24-28, 2014; and on January 1, 2015 * London office (UK) – December 24, 2014 until January 2, 2015

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Beta Analytic – Why We Don’t Accept Samples with Tracer Carbon-14

Published on June 25, 2014

ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic is a tracer-free laboratory. We do not accept pharmaceutical samples with “tracer Carbon-14” and other materials containing artificial Carbon-14, in order to eliminate the risk of cross-contamination. This policy is part of our commitment to provide high-quality results to all our clients.

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CEN Releases Another Technical Specification for Biobased Products

Published on April 30, 2014

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Technical Committee CEN/TC 411 has published CEN/TS 16640:2014: Biobased Products – Determination of the biobased carbon content of products using the radiocarbon method. CEN had previously published technical specifications also based on the radiocarbon content of biobased materials.

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