DIN CERTCO expands network of laboratory partners


Din Certco has entered into a new collaboration agreement for the testing of compostable products with Scion, a government-owned company that carries out scientific research for the benefit of New Zealand. Scion specializes in research, science and technology development for the forestry, wood and wood-derived materials and other biomaterial sectors.

mCooperating with Scion will allow DIN CERTCO to strengthen its position in Australia and New Zealand, according to Dr Oliver Ehlert (product manager, compostable products, DIN CERTCO) says:
“We can offer our customers a faster service for laboratory testing with local partners around the globe.”

Dr Florian Graichen, science leader biopolymers and chemicals at Scion) says that DIN CERTCO is a ‘key partner for Scion in our role to lead the transition of New Zealand to a circular bioeconomy.’

“Scion is helping to solve the new challenges that arise through the transition into a new economy focused on sustainable design and renewable resources.,” he said. “The ability to design, manufacture, test and certify compostable products and materials are crucial for the success and future growth of New Zealand’s packaging and plastics-related businesses.”

DIN CERTCO previously entered into a collaboration with the Australasian Bioplastics Association (ABA) and the certification system there for certifications according to the AS 4736 and AS 5810 standards in the Australia and New Zealand (Australasia) markets (https://www.bioplastics.org.au/)

Scion covers the full scope of laboratory tests for industrial compostable products and home compostable products and can perform the laboratory testing for the certification of compostable products according to all relevant national and international standards:
ASTM D 6400, EN 13432, EN 14995, ISO 17088, ISO 18606, AS 4736, AS 5810, NF T 51-800.

For further information, visit: http://www.scionresearch.com/home


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