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.
Published on July 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adding 30 new product categories to the BioPreferred Program for the preferred procurement of biobased products by federal agencies. The USDA is also amending four existing categories – general purpose de-icers, firearm lubricants, laundry products and water-clarifying agents.
Published on March 26, 2019
Beta Analytic’s marketing specialist Haley Gershon discussed in a recently published article how biobased certifications contribute to consumer confidence. As the demand for natural and eco-friendly products continue to grow, an eco-label could make one company stand out from its competitors.
Published on October 23, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to add 30 new product categories to the BioPreferred Program and amend these four existing categories – general purpose de-icers, firearm lubricants, laundry products and water-clarifying agents.
Published on August 10, 2018
Effective August 9, 2018, manufacturers of several biobased intermediates can join the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred Program. Qualified intermediates will be afforded procurement preference by federal agencies and their contractors.
Published on June 29, 2018
Not all laboratories providing ASTM D6866 biobased content testing are qualified to provide such service to applicants of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s BioPreferred Program.
Published on May 22, 2018
Beta Analytic published an article in Personal Care Magazine entitled “Verifying natural ingredients via carbon-14 testing” detailing how carbon-14 testing can help manufacturers of personal care products. The personal care industry has seen increasing demand for “natural” products, with the natural and organic personal care products market value predicted to reach $21,776.9 million by 2024.1 The […]
Published on May 3, 2018
To help its clients assure third parties that their biobased testing results are legitimate, ISO 17025-accredited lab Beta Analytic has set up a report validator in its website. Third parties can now verify the authenticity of a Beta Analytic report presented to them.
Published on April 25, 2018
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin its BioPreferred Program audit activities in May 2018. The USDA will email all participants to request that they complete an online Audit Declaration of Conformance. Participants are given 30 days to respond to the audit request. The USDA expects the auditing process to be completed by October […]
Published on March 16, 2018
Consumer perception of personal care products is changing in favor of those formulated with natural ingredients. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has included personal care items like bath products in its BioPreferred Labelling Program, making it easier for consumers to identify which ones are significantly made of materials from feedstocks, agriculture or forestry. […]