DIN CERTCO Event/Webinar

With all of the interest currently surrounding compostable products this event is a must for anyone considering these materials.

Packaging New Zealand, together with Plastics NZ and Scion is delighted to introduce to our members:

Event/Webinar: Certification of compostable products – what is it and how does it work

 Dr. Oliver Ehlert

DIN CERTCO Gesellschaft für Konformitätsbewertung, Alboinstraße 56, 12103 Berlin, Germany


Sustainable resources are more and more focussed by the industry as the market, the consumers, with a rising public demand for materials and products that do not exploit fossil resources, like e. g. gas, oil, coal, etc. Therefore, it is widely necessary for producers to prove, that these fossil carbon sources are replaced by bio-based carbon sources or to prove the respective end-of-life options, respectively. As consumers/users cannot identify these properties just by the naked eye, independent proofs and labelling are required.

In this presentation, we introduce the work of a certification body, various standards and the possible ways for the certification of bioplastics or biocomposites, either biobased and/or biodegradable. Get up-to-date with the latest standards and therefore, the latest bases of assessment in the world of certification:

  • Biobased Products (ASTM D 6866, CEN/TS 16137, ISO 16620, EN 16785-1)
  • Products made of compostable materials (DIN EN 13432, ASTM D 6400, AS 4736 and others)
  • Products made of compostable materials for home and garden composting (AS 5810, NF T 51-800)
  • Biodegradability in Soil (EN 17033)
  • Additives for biodegradable products
  • BPI Certification Program (ASTM D 6400, ASTM D 6868)
  • ABA Certification (AS 4736, AS 5810)

Additionally, a brief overview on the legislation in Europe is given.

DIN CERTCO is the certification organization of TÜV Rheinland Group and DIN e. V., the German Institute for Standardization. It is highly regarded at home and abroad for its independence, neutrality, competence and more than 45 years of experience in the field.

Date: 20th of September

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am

Location: Scion, 49 Sala street, Rotorua or Webinar


Contact: Lou Sherman to register