The certification aims to be a key differentiator in the bio-based product market. The certification system is based on the European standard EN 16785-1 which enables independent assessment of claims on the bio-based content of products.
Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides. It offers high performance PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) resins for general purpose and high performance bioplastics. Kraton is the world’s leading biorefiner of pine chemicals. It provides natural pine-based materials, including adhesives, roads and construction, tires and rubber, lubricants, fuel additives, and mining, by refining and upgrading crude tall oil (CTO) and crude sulphate turpentine (CST).
Both companies took part in the pilot projects to validate the European system for bio-based content certification. DIN CERTCO and Vinçotte were the two certification bodies involved in the pilot projects.
Floris Buijzen, Product Market Manager Bioplastics at Corbion comments on Corbion’s participation in the pilot project: ‘The newly launched certification system grants the industry a means to demonstrate compliance to an independent European standard, providing transparent, reliable and responsible product communications on bio-based content throughout the value chain.’
Kraton also embraced bio-based content certification. ‘The certification underscores Kraton’s commitment to expanding our portfolio of sustainable solutions for our customers’, said Holger Jung, Kraton Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
See Biobasedcontent’s website for more information about certification of biobased products