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NOTE: Beta Analytic is not affiliated with DIN CERTCO or the DIN-Geprüft Biobased program. However, you are welcome to contact BETA ANALYTIC on how to submit samples for testing as part of the DIN CERTCO accreditation.
DIN CERTCO, a certification organization in Germany, launched its program for biobased products in 2010. A whole product or specific components can be certified under this scheme. DIN-Geprüft Biobased has three quality levels which indicates a product’s biobased content – Biobased 20-50%, Biobased 50-85%, and Biobased >85%. These labels of biobased content are found on the certification mark together with the DIN-Geprüft Biobased logo and the certification applicant’s registration number.
|Product Eligibility||– Applicable to products which are wholly or partly produced from biobased raw materials
– Not applicable to medical products, fuels with fossil components, and products that are poisonous, acidic, carcinogenic, mutagenic or harmful to the environment
(double minimum requirement)
|– Must be at least 20% biobased according to ASTM D6866, CEN/TS 16137 or ISO 16620
– Must be at least 50% organic according to DIN 18128 or EN 13039
|Certification Validity||– 6 years (verification testing is performed in the second and fourth year of validity to ensure compliance)|
Note: For applicants whose products do not meet the required minimum biobased content, a biobased content certification can be issued but they are not allowed to use the DIN-Geprüft Biobased certification mark.
Located in Miami, Florida, Beta Analytic supports the biobased industry by providing fast, accurate, high-quality ASTM D6866, CEN/TS 16137 and ISO 16620 testing. It is an ISO/IEC 17025:2017-accredited testing laboratory operating in conformance with ISO 9001:2008 management system requirements. The lab has offices and representatives in São Paulo, Brazil; Xiamen, China; Dublin, Ireland; Nagoya, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and London, UK.
Beta Analytic has provided ASTM D6866 testing to biobased product manufacturers and distributors since 2004.
Page last updated: April 2020