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?
Published on September 4, 2018
In an article published in Personal Care Europe magazine, Beta Analytic highlighted the use of biobased testing to screen cosmetic ingredients claiming to be 100% naturally sourced. Beta Analytic’s Marketing Specialist Haley Gershon discussed the rising consumer preference for “natural” cosmetic items, global initiatives to ban microbeads in personal care products, and biobased testing as […]
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 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 10, 2018
As natural products become more popular, so follows the increasing incentive for adulteration. There are many testing methods available to help authenticate natural products. However, owing to the complexity of many natural products and new adulteration methods, there is no single test that can guarantee 100% authenticity.
Published on February 21, 2018
A large part of the world is slowly transitioning from having an economy dependent on fossil fuel to one that is more environmentally sustainable, centered around biomass.1 To achieve this, countries have started looking into biobased chemicals from various biomass sources. In 2004, the United States Department of Energy (DoE) highlighted a dozen platform or […]
Published on January 5, 2018
Created by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the BioPreferred Program promotes the use and purchase of biobased products by federal agencies and the public. Manufacturers of biobased products can be certified under the BioPreferred Program as long as they meet the minimum biobased content requirement set by the USDA for each product category. Biobased […]
Published on June 13, 2017
DIN 51637:2014-02 details the determination of the biobased hydrocarbon content of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) in commonly used diesel fuels. This German standard specifies the use of the liquid scintillation counting (LSC) method to measure the carbon-14 content and thereby determine the biobased content.
Published on August 2, 2016
Beta Analytic provides Carbon-14 analyses for clients seeking Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. LEED v4, the latest version of the program, contains information on the requirements for bio-based content verification of building materials. Applicants must confirm the bio-based content using Carbon-14 analysis under the ASTM D6866 standard. LEED is a third-party verification […]