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

~Renowned European international certification facility 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: www.danimer.com/news.

About Vinçotte:
Vinçotte is an independent organisation that specializes in inspection, certification and testing activities focused on safety, quality and the environment. IT 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 DaniMer Scientific:
DaniMer Scientific, an international corporation, believes people’s lives can be improved and the environment can be better protected by utilizing renewable resources to manufacture articles that are intended for short-term use. One of the company’s goals is to reduce dependence on petroleum, enabling people and communities to benefit from environmentally-friendly products. For more information about DaniMer Scientific, please visit: www.danimer.com.

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