Biobased Test Standards based on Carbon-14 Analysis

International Standards

ASTM D6866

  • Standard developed in the US originally for USDA BioPreferred Program
  • Applicable to all types of products (solids, liquids, gases)
  • Measures % biobased carbon as a fraction of the total organic carbon in a sample

ISO 16620

  • Applicable to plastic products, polymers and additives
  • ISO 16620-2 analysis expresses biobased carbon content as a fraction of total carbon content or total organic carbon content

ISO 19984

  • Applicable to rubber and rubber products, including polyurethanes
  • Measures biobased carbon content as a fraction of total carbon

European Standards

CEN/TS 16137

  • Applicable to monomers, polymers, plastic materials, and biocomposites
  • Expresses biobased carbon content as a fraction of total carbon content or total organic carbon content

CEN/TS 16295

  • Applicable to polymers and plastic products (semi-finished and finished)
  • Biobased content of a polymer is expressed as a fraction of the total organic carbon content

EN 16640

  • Similar to technical specifications CEN/TS 16137 and CEN/TS 16295
  • Applicable to all biobased products
  • Measures biobased carbon content as a fraction of total carbon content

EN 16785

  • This standard references EN 16440 for radiocarbon analysis
  • Applicable to any solid, liquid and gaseous product containing carbon

Related Test Standards (not offered by Beta Analytic)