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
|Basic Requirements||– Must be at least 20% biobased according to ASTM D6866 and must be at least 50% organic according to DIN 18128 (double minimum requirement)|
|Certification Validity||– 5 years (monitoring testing is performed in the second and fourth year of validity to ensure compliance)|
Source: DIN-Geprüft Biobased (pdf)
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 Inc. supports the biobased industry by providing fast, accurate, high-quality ASTM D6866 testing. It is an ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited testing laboratory operating in conformance with ISO 9001:2008 management system requirements. The lab has offices and representatives in North Sydney, Australia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Beijing and Xiamen, China; Nagoya, Japan; and London, UK.
Beta Analytic has provided ASTM D6866 testing to biobased product manufacturers and distributors since 2004.
The company is not affiliated with DIN CERTCO or the DIN-Geprüft Biobased program.