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What does TÜV, “OK Biodegradable WATER” Certification mean?

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OK biodegradable WATER by TÜV, Austria

Products certified for OK Biodegradable WATER are GUARANTEED by TUV to biodegrade in natural, freshwater environments and thus substantially contribute to the reduction of waste in rivers, lakes or any natural freshwater.


Criteria required to be satisfied to be awarded OK Biodegradable WATER certification status:-

 1 Biodegradation

  • Passes Fresh Water Biodegradable Water Biodegradability testing
    • Tested to ISO14851 Fresh Water Biodegradability testing standard
    • Achieves >90% biodegradability vs control (microcrystalline cellulose) in <56 days
    • Triplicate testing to certification testing protocol
    • Meets the biodegradability requirements of EN14987
    • Tested conducted by an ISO17025 approved laboratory
    • TÜV verification of testing standard, testing protocol, test data and approved test lab status

2 Ecotoxicity

  • Passes Aquatic Ecotoxicity Analysis
    • TÜV verification of product data, source of data and that data meet ecotoxicity requirements


  • TÜV, 3rd party,  independent and trusted certification body. 
  • Certification & serial coded logo unique to the product tested
  • All certificates or serial marked logos can be verified on TÜV website;
    • Serial code from the logo or certificate code or company certified
  • Certified products are Guaranteed by TÜV to biodegrade in a natural, freshwater environment


Bioglitter™ and ‘OK Biodegradable WATER’ Certification    

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