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DIN CERTCO’s DIN-Geprüft Biobased Certification Scheme

  • Germany’s DIN-Geprüft Biobased has three quality levels to identify the biobased content of products.
  • Products which are wholly or partly produced from biobased raw materials can be certified under this scheme if they are at least 50% organic and has at least 20% biobased carbon content.
  • A DIN-Geprüft Biobased certificate, which is valid for six years, has no implications on a product’s compostability or biodegradability.

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-Geprüft Biobased Scheme

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.

DinCertco_biobased logoImage Credit: European Bioplastics

Fast Facts:

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
Basic Requirements
(double minimum requirement)
– Must be at least 20% biobased according to ASTM D6866CEN/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)

Source: DIN-Geprüft Biobased – Certification Scheme Biobased Products (November 2019 Edition)

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.

ASTM D6866 Service Provider Beta Analytic

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