Our "OK biobased" seal from TÜV Austria
Alternatives to fossil raw materials support sustainable development. That is why we have developed our biobased material "Ben" made of renewable resources. These kind of materials are tested by the renowned TÜV Austria and certified with the OK biobased seal. To let your customers know how eco-friendly and innovative your packaging is, you can easily print the seal on your biobased Packiro packaging.
Decision support for your customers
Transparent & credible communication
Visible commitment without extra effort
What does biobased mean?
Biobased vs. biodegradable
BiobasedWhere do the materials come from?
BiodegradableWhat happens to materials after they are used?
What does TÜV Austria do?
What does the seal say?
In order to determine the exact bio-based content of a plastic, TÜV Austria measures the C14 activity of the raw materials. And this is how it works:
Young carbon (0-10 years) from renewable raw materials (e.g. from plants), has a C14 activity of about 100 %. Old carbon from fossil raw materials (millions of years), on the other hand, has a C14 activity of about 0 %. So if a package has a C14 activity of 80 %, it means that it consists of 80 % renewable carbon and 20 % fossil carbon.
Our Ben bears the OK biobased seal!
How do you benefit from the seal?
According to recent studies, almost every second consumer is unable to verify sustainability promises made by companies. We want to change that! By using the recognised OK biobased seal from TÜV Austria, you can make your commitment more comprehensible to customers and strengthen your image - easily and without extra effort.