Whether you are a product manufacturer, biopolymer chemist, distributor or broker of compostable food service items, or are working on developing new products for the food service industry, CMA provides the field expertise to help validate your products’ compatibility with modern urban composting processes.
Why Field Testing?
ASTM D6400 and D6868, along with certifications from BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute) and Vincotte (EN13432) are important to ensuring synthetic compostable materials will convert successfully to biomass and ensure the materials are not harmful to the soil. Yet, variations in compost technologies, the media used to test disintegration of products, and the duration of active composting cycles have created gaps between lab and field standards.
Differences Between Laboratory Tests and Field Tests