Before submitting your samples, please consult directly with the USDA BioPreferred Program®. Make sure your Biobased Participant Agreement has been signed and accepted.
Results obtained in advance of the signed agreement and acceptance into the program will not be accepted by the USDA.
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Chemicals must include SDS/MSDS. We must have a copy on file. Please include it in the package to avoid delays. If we already have the latest version of an SDS on file for your product, please indicate so on your submittal form.
If you want to analyze the VOCs in your product, please consult us before shipping the sample. We can only analyze gases submitted as CO2 (either pure or in air mixtures).
Accurate analysis requires recovery of all available carbon within the product. If a biobased component is volatile and a petroleum component is not, the measured biobased content for the product will be too low if the volatiles are not recovered in the same proportion as the non-volatile petroleum components. Special procedures are readily applied to handle such samples but the laboratory needs to be aware of the need, e.g. evaporative hand sanitizers. Note that it is the submitter’s sole responsibility to provide the laboratory with this information.
Please take note that we do not have the facilities for handling or disposing of certain hazardous materials. As such, we cannot accept carcinogenic substances or materials requiring special disposal procedures. In the case of highly flammable or certain toxic materials (e.g. phenols), we can accept very small quantities such that disposal is not an issue. However, please contact us in advance of sending the samples to discuss on the appropriate amount to send.
A Beta representative will contact you to confirm the safe arrival of your samples in MIAMI and to quote you a delivery date for the results. Our quoted turnaround time starts following the day of receipt at the Miami laboratory excluding weekends.
Analyses are started immediately upon receipt of samples to best ensure we meet our promised delivery. This means that charges are also incurred immediately upon receipt of samples. Change orders are welcome, but please be aware that partial or full charges will apply based on how much work has been completed by the time of the change request.
Page last updated: June 2022