TÜV Rheinland Awards Industrial Composting Certification to APP Ningbo Asia Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd
By: TUV Rheinland Hong Kong
At the exhibition, Dr. Thorsten Keiter, Senior Vice President of TÜV Rheinland Greater China, presented DIN CERTCO and European Bioplastics Association Industrial Composting certificates to APP Ningbo Asia Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "APP"). Qiu Ruquan, Vice President of Technology of the Industrial Paper Division of APP attended the certification ceremony.
In his speech, Dr. Keiter said: "Although China's biodegradable plastics are still in the preliminary stage of development, they are developing rapidly. We are committed to providing local manufacturers and exporters with comprehensive solutions, from biodegradability testing to consulting services, assisting your products to obtain composting certification to accelerate their entry into the global market."
After decades of unremitting efforts, APP has developed into one of the world's largest pulp and paper group companies, with a total annual production and processing capacity of more than 28 million tons of pulp and paper worldwide. As the world's leading vertically integrated pulp and paper manufacturer, APP has always been committed to providing high-quality products to meet the growing global demand for pulp and paper products. TÜV Rheinland tested the EPP paper of APP for industrial composting. These include chemical testing, bio-based content testing, disintegration testing, and eco-toxicity testing. The product has successfully passed various tests to ensure that the product can realize an organic cycle under composting conditions, and is completely decomposed into carbon dioxide, water and inorganic compounds, and will not pollute the soil with heavy metals. APP's Zero Plastic Paper for Cup Paper are certified by TÜV Rheinland in accordance with the DIN EN 13432:2000-12 and ASTM D 6400:2019-01 industrial compostable standards.
TÜV Rheinland certification services are based on professional and authoritative testing foundations, providing enterprises with relevant tests that meet differing requirements. TÜV Rheinland has established a leading domestic biodegradation testing laboratory in Shanghai and obtained accreditation from the European Bioplastics Association (EuBP), German Institute of Standardization Certification Center (DIN CERTCO), American Institute of Biodegradable Products (BPI), and Australian Bioplastics Association (ABA), as well as accreditation from the China conformity assessment laboratory CNAS, CMA inspection and testing agency qualification approval, etc.