Biobased Products

Biobased Content Certification of Coating Products

An article co-written by Summer Zhang and Hui Jian of Beta Analytic and Xuan Nan of Dow Chemical (China) described how to verify the biobased carbon content of products and shared updates on the biobased coating industry.

Verifying Naturally Sourced Dyes by Carbon-14 Analysis

Carbon-14 analysis plays a key role in distinguishing ingredient sources by providing proof whether the material tested is truly derived from natural biological material. Such analysis is useful in the trend toward naturally sourced, plant-based ingredients in the dye market, which sees a growing consumer preference for naturally sourced inks.

Biobased Testing Reebok Shoes

Footwear manufacturers are catering to consumer demand for plant-based fashion by using biomass-derived materials in their products and submitting these products for biobased testing and certification. In an article co-written by Beta Analytic Marketing Manager Haley Gershon and Mike Andrews, Director of Advanced Development for Reebok Future, sportswear brand Reebok International Limited described its experience in […]

The USDA BioPreferred Label, Strong Sales & Brand Loyalty

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred Program assures consumers that the testing and certification process is accurate, reliable and unbiased. According to a study conducted by marketing firm Shelton Group, the USDA Certified Biobased Product label is one of four certifications that influence buying decisions of consumers in the US.

Authenticating Natural CBD through Carbon-14 Testing

Natural product testing through carbon-14 analysis is used to detect ingredient adulteration by differentiating between biological-derived and fossil fuel-derived sources. It has become a powerful tool for authenticating 100% biobased cannabidiol-based (CBD) ingredients.

Biobased Containers & Packaging in the Cosmetics Industry

Cosmetics consumers are becoming more environmental-friendly by opting for products that are packaged in biobased materials, according to a recent article in HPC Today. Biobased packaging is made from biomass resources such as plants. In a survey focusing on packing options, majority of respondents said they prefer items from brands with eco-friendly packaging. The global […]

Carbon-14 Test Shows Biobased Content of Skincare Products

A recent edition of Personal Care North America features Beta Analytic’s article highlighting the importance of Carbon-14 testing in the skincare industry.

Tax Credits for Renewable Chemical Producers in the US

To incentivize the production of chemicals made from renewable resources, Iowa and Maine have implemented tax credit programs.

Biobased Labels and Authentication through Carbon-14

Biobased product demand is seeing exponential growth over the years with market value expected to reach over $94 million by 2026. Biobased ingredients are used for a variety of applications such as personal care and cosmetics, packaging, pharmaceutical, biofuel, waste-to-energy, and food and beverage sectors.

Carbon-14 Testing is Useful in Growing Bioplastics Industry

There has been a rising demand for sustainable alternatives in place of conventional plastic material. Production of biobased plastics allows for a more sustainable option since bioplastics are made from renewable sources (e.g. plant material) as opposed to petroleum-based ingredients, writes Beta Analytic Marketing Manager Haley Gershon in bioplastics MAGAZINE.