Tests & Certifications

INZEA Biopolymers Biobased and biodegradability certifications

Tests & Certifications

Of INZEA Product Ranges

European Norm on packaging compostability (EN 13432) requires 4 tests, besides a detailed description of the product:

  • 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 heavy metals content. Volatile matter >50%, heavy metals (Cu, Zn, Ni, Cd, Pb, Hg, Cr, Mo, Se, As) and fluorine below limit.
  • 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.
Biobased and renovable content certifications
Biodegradation tests and certifications
Test on disintegration of INZEA®
Test on ecotoxicity of INZEA®
INZEA Biopolymers innovation in bioplastics
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FOOD CONTACT
All our INZEA® product range is suitable for Food Contact according to European regulation 10/2011. For further information please contact with NUREL Technical Department.

GMO FREE
Genetically Modified Free references are available, a Self Declaration is available upon request.

MULCHING EN 17033
INZEA grades for mulching film, comply with the European standard to guarantee the complete biodegradability in the soil without causing any harm to the environment.

INZEA products conform with the international standards for composting and biobased content

TÜV Biobased content

ASTM D6866

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.

ASTM has set a standard method to calculate the level of biobased carbon included in a resin. INZEA product range is partially biobased and complies with USDA Certified Biobased Product Certification based on ASTM D6866 Standard.

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TÜV OK compost

EN 13432: 2000 & ASTM D6400-12

The OK compost label guarantees compliance with EN 13432 and ASTM D6400-12, international standards for compostability in industrial composting facilities. To be eligible to get the certification, a product has to comply with the following requirements:

  • Biodegradability in composting conditions: At least 90% of biodegradation in a maximum of 6 months at 50±2ºC with a relative humidity of 50-55%.
  • Disintegration: Material with a size greater than 2mm must be lower than 10% after 3 months.
  • Compost quality: Chemical analysis of the final compost, study and tests of eco-toxicological effects in higher plants.
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TÜV HOME compost

To guarantee complete biodegradability in a garden compost heap. It refers to products that compost at lower temperatures. To be eligible to get the certification, a product has to comply with the following requirements:

  • Biodegradability in composting conditions: At least 90% of biodegradation in a maximum of 12 months at ambient temperature (20-30ºC).
  • Disintegration: Material with a size greater than 2mm must be lower than 10% after 6 months at 20-30ºC.
  • Compost quality: Study and tests of eco-toxicological effects in higher plants.

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