Beta Analytic does NOT provide results in accordance with the EN 17228:2019 standard. As a biobased carbon content testing laboratory, Beta only provides reports according to analytical standards EN 16640 and ISO 16620-2 referenced in EN 17228.
NOTE: For EN 16640 testing, results are reported as % bio-based carbon as a fraction of the total carbon (TC). If you’re requesting reporting in accordance with ISO 16620-2, please choose the Total Carbon (TC) option in our online form.
The EN 17228 standard specifies the terminology, methods for characterization, and templates for reporting on bio-based polymers and plastics, including semi-finished plastic products and composites. The standard does not cover biocompatible polymers and plastics for medical applications.
Aside from bio-based carbon content, EN 17228 also includes life cycle assessment and sustainability aspects.
EN 17228 (Plastics – Bio-based polymers, plastics, and plastics products – Terminology, characteristics and communication) was first published in January 2019.
ISO/IEC 17025:2017-accredited Beta Analytic is not affiliated with CEN or CEN/TC 249, the technical committee responsible for EN 17228.
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