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02-15-2019

Labels for Biodegradation Environment

Aimplas Obtains TÜV Austria Certification

TÜV Austria, an independent certification body in the bioplastics market, has recognized the laboratories of Aimplas, the Plastics Technology Centre, Valencia, Spain. The tests carried out in these laboratories will enable companies to obtain the OK Compost Industrial, OK Compost Home, OK Biodegradable Soil and Seedling labels.

The laboratories of Aimplas had already increased the extent of their accreditations in a significant way in 2017 when they obtained the Enac accreditation for biodegradation under composting conditions and in soil tests, as well as disintegration tests. This placed the technology center at the forefront of accredited tests for plastic materials in Europe.

Wide International Recognition

TÜV Austria’s environment product verification marks (formerly Vinçotte) offer a customized certification label for each biodegradation environment and according to Aimplas they have a wide international recognition by final consumers, who appreciate and identify as a certified product those including these labels.

In this way, the packages or products with the OK Compost Industrial label ensure that all their components, inks and additives are biodegradable in an industrial composting plant. The OK Compost Home certification ensures the biodegradability in home compost, at a lower temperature than industrial composting, while the OK Biodegradable Soil label ensures that a product is biodegradable in soil. The Seedling logo, authorized by European Bioplastics, identifies products in compliance with EN 13432 as compostable. Obtaining these labels includes ecotoxicity tests to assess compost quality and to ensure that there are no adverse effects on the environment.

Additional information
  • Published in Kunststoffe international 2018/12

    Flexible Electronics in Plastic Materials

    Aiju and Aimplas Develop Large-Surface Pressure Sensors

    The project Flexsens, in which Aimplas and Aiju are involved, will develop flexible and large-surface pressure sensors to integrate new functionalities in the toy sector.   more

    AIMPLAS Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico

  • 04-29-2018

    Keep Films, Photos and Records Longer

    Aimplas Develops Packaging Made of Nanofibers and Composites

    The Nemosine project aims to improve traditional storage solutions for visual and sound memory by developing a novel packaging that will save energy and extend preservation time.   more

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AIMPLAS Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico

Gustave Eiffel 4
ES 46980 Paterna/Valencia
Tel.: +34 96 1366040

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