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Accreditations and approvals


DIN CERTCO, TÜV Rheinland, is an independent certification body in the bioplastics market.

DIN Certco

DIN CERTCO has recognized our laboratories for testing to enable companies to obtain the DIN Industrial Compostable, DIN Home Compostable and DIN Biodegradable Soil labels.

It is also a recognized laboratory under the BPI Certification Scheme.

After the corresponding studies have been carried out, if the results are in accordance with standards, the products and materials may be awarded the following certifications:

  • Biodegradable in Soil – products.
  • Products made of compostable materials for home and garden composting.
  • Products made of compostable materials for industrial composting.


How is certification obtained?

The company must first contact certifying bodies to have the material assessed and specify the studies to be carried out at a recognized laboratory such as AIMPLAS. The tests are then carried out and a final report is issued with the results, which must be shared with the entity for the ecolabel to be awarded, provided that the results are satisfactory in accordance with the requirements of the standard.

Benefits of DIN CERTCO certifications

  1. International Recognition: DIN CERTCO certification provides global recognition and facilitates entry into international markets by demonstrating that the company complies with recognized standards.
  2. Consumer Trust: Certification strengthens consumer trust by ensuring that products or services meet quality and sustainability standards.
  3. Competitive Differentiation: Becoming certified allows companies to stand out in the marketplace by demonstrating their commitment to quality, safety and sustainability, which can be a key differentiating factor.
  4. Regulatory Compliance: DIN CERTCO certification ensures that companies comply with specific standards, which can be crucial for meeting regulatory and legal requirements in various sectors.
  5. Added value: These certifications and ecolabels provide the product and the company with added value for the end consumer and the general public by ensuring that the circular economy cycle is closed.