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ASTM International selected as third party certifier

February 23, 2011
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WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — ASTM International has been selected to provide certification for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) biobased labeling program, according to a press release.

As the selected provider, ASTM International will manage the Certification Program for Biobased Products, which will determine the product and package biobased content for manufacturers and vendors that choose to participate, the release stated.

The products will be tested by an outside accredited laboratory according to ASTM standard D6866, Test Methods for Determining the Biobased Content of Solid, Liquid and Gaseous Samples Using Radiocarbon Analysis, the release noted.

"ASTM''s role in the biobased labeling program puts our strengths to work on behalf of manufacturers who want to demonstrate their commitment to renewable resources, the labs that will provide the testing and the consumers interested in buying such goods," said Kenneth Pearson, ASTM International senior vice president.

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