ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited Beta Analytic has recently added ISO 16620-2:2015 to its list of biobased content testing services. ISO 16620-2 measures the exact percentage of carbon in the material that comes from renewable sources. This standard is only applicable to plastic materials, polymer resins, and additives.
ISO 16620 testing provides manufacturers and distributors of plastic products precise data on biobased carbon content vital during R&D phase of product development. The test also serves as a verification measure to validate biobased claims. Results make an excellent marketing and communication tool to promote biobased content in a way consumers can easily understand.
Miami-based Beta Analytic offers biobased content testing as described under ISO 16620-2 using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). The ISO/IEC 17025:2005-accredited lab routinely reports results in 5-7 business days. A priority service is available for results required in 4 business days or less. Beta Analytic clients are provided with online results archive accessible 24/7, unlimited technical consultation, quality assurance reports, and client support in several languages, including Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. For details, visit the ISO 16620 testing page.