Bosk Bioproducts bioplastics has obtained both certification from TUV Austria: OK-Biobased and OK-Compost.
REGEN™ bioplastics, sold by Bosk Bioproducts (Bosk), a Quebec-based company specialized in bioplastics, are now certified by TÜV Austria as industrially compostable as well as four-star biobased.
Biobased: A four stars certificate is the highest distinction of the TÜV Austria. The certification confirm to consumers that the products are made from materials of renewable origin and certifies the quality of their renewability. The evaluation method behind the certification is a scientific analysis of carbon 14, which allows to know the absolute age of the material. The higher the specified percentage of renewable raw materials (biobased percentage), the higher the star certification. TUV Austria certifications are rated from one to four stars, the fourth being the best certification.
Compostable: OK compost INDUSTRIAL (EN 13432) is a certification that guarantees that the products, including all their components, inks and additives included, are biodegradable in an industrial composting center. The certification is based on EN 13432:2000. This European standard describes the requirements for packaging that can be recovered through composting and biodegradation. Any product bearing the OK compost INDUSTRIAL logo therefore meets the requirements of the European Packaging Directive (94/62/EC)
"We are extremely proud to have obtained these certifications, which bring credibility and demonstrate the high quality of our bioplastics. We believe that these certifications will help reduce greenwashing in the industry by distinguishing true sustainable solutions that are both compostable and biobased.” says General Manager Laurence Boudreault.
BOSK is a Canadian company specializing in compostable bioplastics. BOSK bioplastics, sold under the REGEN™ brand, are biobased, compostable and compatible with standard plastic manufacturing equipment. BOSK bioplastics are an excellent solution for companies that want to increase the value of their products while minimizing their environmental impact. The key to REGEN™ lies in Bosk’s innovative technology to produce PHA (Polyhydroxyalcanoates) from untapped industrial carbon sources such as pulp and paper sludge. In addition, REGEN™ is a solution to fight climate change. Each ton of bioplastic can avoid up to three tons of GHG emissions.
BOSK offers a sustainable alternative to plastics.
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