RespirTek™ is an ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited laboratory that can help evaluate the biodegradation potential of consumer products with the highest levels of confidence. Many of the products we have certified as Biodegradable are marketed on shelves in stores and are marketed with scientifically-validated claims. In our age of sustainability focus and improvements, our clients report that their environmentally-friendly consumer goods and packaging gain market edge over those less so.
RespirTek’s years of experience (since 2001) in the global biodegradability testing market can assist clients in navigating the various test methods, regulations, and certifications necessary to market their product with confidence. We have worked with guidance organizations, including ASTM, ISO, EPA and REACH. We also insure that our recommendations and protocols align with those from the United States Federal Trade Commission, the agency responsible for regulating environmental marketing claims.
Consumers Want Biodegradable Options
With increasing global environmental awareness, the importance of producing biodegradable plastics, papers, coatings, and other consumer materials is driving manufacturers to be ahead of the curve and gain market share for the future. However, the uncertainty in establishing trusted relationships with laboratories conducting biodegradability assessments plagues those not knowledgeable in this area of specialty testing. RespirTek lends its experiences directly to its clients to guide them seamlessly through the process of method selection, while welcoming any questions regarding the application of the results.
RespirTek has certified a significant number of commercially-sold materials as biodegradable employing internationally-recognized test methods for Ready Biodegradability or Ultimate Biodegradability. Our team of client service representatives, scientists, and engineers work tirelessly to provide the highest quality results while ensuring superior client satisfaction from initial contact to project closure. Additionally, RespirTek’s ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation provides an extra level of quality control and confidence.