Compostability in an industrial compost
Testing package to assess the industrial compostability of materials or products following international protocols, such as EN 13432 for packaging, EN 14955 for plastic products, and ISO 17088 for organic recycling.
The compostability assessment framework comprises four complementary tests, collectively ensuring the organic recyclability of the material or product:
Analysis of constituents to verify the absence of heavy metals and toxic compounds in the material.
Biodegradation tests to assess how plastic breaks down, gauging its environmental impact.
Disintegration tests for evaluating how plastics fragment into smaller pieces under diverse environmental conditions.
Ecotoxicity assessment to ensure that the biodegradation product is not toxic to living organisms, including plants, invertebrates, and microorganisms.
This analysis package includes the necessary tests to verify your product's compostability in an industrial composting environment with a 3-month testing time, which is the typical time for biodegradable plastics to break down in an industrial compost.
If biodegradation takes longer, an extra 1,250 € per month will be charged. The maximum testing time is 6 months.
- Suitable sample matrices
- Biodegradable polymers and products
- Required sample quantity
- 750 g of final product and 50 g of each component as a powder
- Typical turnaround time
- 16 weeks after receiving the samples
- Available quality systems
- Measurlabs validated method