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Biobased Products

Biobased Testing Reebok Shoes

Published on September 16, 2020

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 […]

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The USDA BioPreferred Label, Strong Sales & Brand Loyalty

Published on August 3, 2020

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.

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Authenticating Natural CBD through Carbon-14 Testing

Published on July 15, 2020

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.

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Biobased Containers & Packaging in the Cosmetics Industry

Published on May 25, 2020

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 […]

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Carbon-14 Test Shows Biobased Content of Skincare Products

Published on May 15, 2020

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

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Tax Credits for Renewable Chemical Producers in the US

Published on April 7, 2020

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

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Biobased Labels and Authentication through Carbon-14

Published on March 23, 2020

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.

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Carbon-14 Testing is Useful in Growing Bioplastics Industry

Published on March 11, 2020

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.

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How to Promote your Biobased Laundry Products

Published on October 21, 2019

Within the household cleaning supplies industry, the preference for laundry detergents with plant-based ingredients (biobased) thrives as they are perceived to be more compatible with eco-friendly lifestyles. As consumer interest in chemicals used in laundry products continue to grow, how can manufacturers assure customers that their products are indeed biobased?

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Are Products Manufactured from Captured CO2 considered Biobased?

Published on August 12, 2019

When a material is incinerated, the carbon dioxide gas emitted can be captured and used to manufacture other products. For example, captured CO2 can be converted to potassium carbonate (potash) then used to make detergent and soap. Are these products considered biobased? The answer depends on the fuel burned to produce the emissions.

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