INZEA® product range is partially biobased and complies with USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification based on ASTM D6866 Standard.
According to the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), a biobased
material is an organic material in which carbon is derived from a renewable resource via biological processes. This means that a biobased material is an organic material in which the carbon comes fron a non fossil biological source.
The biobased content of a product is the amount of biobased carbon (C14) in the material as a fraction weight (mass) or percent weight (mass) of the total organic carbon in the material. ASTM has set a standard method (ASTM D6866) to calculate the level of biobased carbon included in a resin.
The OK compost label guarantees compliance with EN 13432, the European standard for compostability in industrial composting installations. The European Norm about compostability of packaging (EN 13432) requires(besides a clear and detailed description of the product) 4 tests:
> Test on biodegradation. Chemical breakdown of materials into CO2, water and minerals. Pursuant to the standard at least 90% of the material has to be broken down by biological action within 6 months.
> Test on disintegration. Physical falling apart of the product in small fragments.
> Test on ecotoxicity. Measures if the composted product does not exert any negative effect on plants.
> Test on heavy metals content. Volatile matter 50%, heavy metals (Cu, Zn, Ni,Cd, Pb, Hg, Cr, Mo, Se, As) and fluorine below limit.
All our INZEA product range is suitable for Food Contact according to regulation 10/2011.