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An article about ASTM D6866 testing is now available at, an online database listing commercial biobased products around the world. Maintained and supported by the competitiveness cluster Industries & Agro-Resources (IAR), the website contains a directory of bioproducts and the companies producing them. As of February 2014, the database features more than 250 products and is viewed by 3,000 visitors monthly. More than 200 contacts between customers and suppliers were generated by the website in 2013.

Aside from articles and studies, also posts the latest industry news including features on new biobased products available in the market as well as regulatory updates. The website is available in French and English.


The main database is divided into two sections – biomaterials and biochemicals. Supplier info and technical data on bioproducts like bioplastics, biopolymers, natural fibers, and biocomposites, can be found in the Biomaterials database. Suppliers and technical data of biosolvents, biosurfactants, biolubricants, chemical intermediates, resins, and other biobased ingredients can be found in the biochemicals database. also publishes a newsletter which highlights a product in the database, provides a summary of the latest industry news, and lists the suppliers that have registered in the website. Site visitors can subscribe to the newsletter for free. Registration

Companies may register their biobased products in free of charge until October 2011. They can add their company profiles, technical data, and contact details in by creating an account.

Contact Person:
Mr. Jean Bausset, Project Agrobiobase
Tel: +33(0)

Beta Analytic would like to acknowledge the IAR’s assistance in promoting ASTM D6866 testing to the biobased industry.

This entry was posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 and is filed under Biobased Products .