DaniMer Scientific Receives OK Compost Certification for Environmentally Friendly Packaging and Film Resins

Renowned European international certification facility Vinçotte approves DaniMer’s products as compostable

Posted: 01/05/2012
BAINBRIDGE, GA – DaniMer Scientific’s ReNew packaging and film resins have been officially certified as compostable by Vinçotte International, a renowned inspection facility headquartered in Vilvoorde, Belgium. Vinçotte grants OK Compost certification to a product after verifying that it meets EN 13432, a standard for compostability recognized in Europe, Asia and North America.

The OK Compost certification is enabled through Vinçotte’s rigorous examination and verification of testing conducted on samples from a company’s stocks. According to OK Compost, packaging or products featuring the OK compost label are guaranteed as biodegradable in an industrial composting plant and applies to all components, inks and additives. DaniMer’s OK Compost certified resins are both compostable and biodegradable, which enables its end-users to avoid the cost of removal and land filling.

“The OK Compost certification is an opportunity for DaniMer Scientific to further verify the compostable nature of our resins through a distinguished and international corporation,” says Scott Tuten, Senior Vice President of DaniMer Scientific. “We are excited about the OK Compost certification broadening our international reach and providing us with the opportunity to work more extensively with European manufacturers. DaniMer fully supports third party certifications to validate manufacturer’s claims. We are pleased to offer our customers a fully certified material designed for use in a wide variety of film applications.”

DaniMer’s Renew Film Resins are specifically designed for the efficient conversion and production of: disposable shopping bags, compostable bags, odor barrier packaging products and agricultural mulch film, among others. To view DaniMer’s OK Compost certificates, please visit the MHG | DaniMer Certifications page.

OK Compost Certificates

About Vinçotte:

Vinçotte is an independent organisation that specializes in inspection, certification and testing activities focused on safety, quality and the environment. Vinçotte employs over 1800 people worldwide. Tapping into the experience it has built up throughout its 100-year-old history, Vincotte developed the OK Compost conformity mark, its specification and its logo.

About MHG:

MHG | Replacing Plastics LogoMHG is the holding company of Meredian, Inc. and DaniMer Scientific, two innovative environmental entities that are striving to replace petro-plastic with 100% biodegradable and toxin free bioplastics to create a greener tomorrow. Their trademarked agrofacturing process is the system of cold-pressing canola oil harvested from non-GMO canola seed and manufacturing it into customizable PHA biopolymers. By choosing to utilize locally grown canola seed, MHG is able to eliminate high-transportation costs as well as provide local farmers with a market that does not compete with other food sources.

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