Biodegradation Test Laboratory

  • Biodegradation Testing

    ASTM D6400

    Biodegradation
    • Biodegradation Testing

      ASTM D6400

      Biodegradation

      ASTM D6400 Aerobic Biodegradation Testing

      Developed for plastics, ASTM D6400 is used for most solid materials including paper, pulp, textiles, foam and food packaging. D6400 is a 4-part method that includes plant growth, metals and mesh analysis. ASTM D6400 is recognized globally for aerobic biodegradation.

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  • Biodegradation Testing

    OECD 301 B

    Biodegradation
    • Biodegradation Testing

      OECD 301 B

      Biodegradation

      OECD 301B Aerobic Biodegradation

      OECD 301B is a frequently requested aerobic biodegradation test for liquids and is recognized globally. OECD 301B is a 28 day respirometry test that analyzes CO2 evolution and is suitable for both poorly soluble and absorbing material samples.

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  • Biodegradation Testing

    ASTM D5338

    Biodegradation
    • Biodegradation Testing

      ASTM D5338

      Biodegradation

      ASTM D5338 Aerobic Biodegradation Testing

      The core of the ASTM D6400 series, ASTM D5338 is used to determine the degree and rate of aerobic biodegradation of plastic materials in a controlled composting environment. ASTM D5338 determines ready and ultimate biodegradation values for a plastic or solid material.

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Biodegradability can vary greatly for products made of the same material. Different gauges and formulations can affect the rate of biodegradation. Even color can affect biodegradation.

Biodegradability tests for solid materials are most commonly ASTM D6400 and ASTM D5338. Used for plastics and paper, ASTM D6400 and ASTM D5338 are globally recognized aerobic biodegradation standards.

Liquid Biodegradability

We perform ready and ultimate biodegradable tests of formulations and additives adhering to standard ASTM, EPA, ISO, MIL-PRF and OECD biodegradability methods. The most common method for determining biodegradability in a solution is OECD 301B.

Biodegradability Test Harmonization

Biodegradability testing is evolving to meet the needs of the market. ASTM, ISO and OECD have streamlined the test process and are harmonizing biodegradation standards for the global marketplace.

Biodegradability Claims

Making marketing claims is beyond our scope as a test lab - we can only test products using recognized biodegradation methods that show a products ability to biodegrade in a controlled laboratory environment.

aerobic biodegradation

Biodegradation Lab

liquids - paper - plastics

Antimicrobial Test Lab