~Renowned European international certification facility approves DaniMer’s products as compostable at home~
August 16, 2012
BAINBRIDGE, GA – DaniMer Scientific’s 12991 film resins have been officially certified as compostable at home by Vinçotte International, a renowned inspection facility headquartered in Vilvoorde, Belgium. The OK biodegradable home compost label guarantees that the product will completely decay even in the cooler temperatures of a garden compost heap.
“Receiving the Vinçotte OK Compost Home Certification for our 12991 film resins provides a tremendous opportunity for DaniMer to raise awareness of the availability of certain film products used daily in the home,” says Scott Tuten, Senior Vice President of DaniMer Scientific. “There are many benefits of home composting including saving money and lessening the burden on landfills. DaniMer is fortunate to have developed a product that offers multiple end of life options. The 12991 film can be composted in home compost systems providing environmentally safe materials that can be deposited back into the earth.”
DaniMer’s 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 Home Certification, please visit: www.danimer.com/resources/.
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.