PankaPlex, which is designed and widely used in food service applications, has now been granted the demanding compostability certificate for the substances between 190 and 240 gsm. The tests were conducted and successfully approved by the third party ISEGA Laboratory according to the European norm EN 13432 (“Packaging, Requirements for Packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation”). The norm defines the test program, conditions and the assessment criteria, which the compostable packaging has to meet.
The test results prove that the specific PankaPlex products disintegrate and biodegrade in the defined and strict time limit. In addition, the material fulfills all the requirements in terms of chemical composition, including low level of heavy metals, to avoid any harm for the environment. Hence, there is no negative impact on the quality of the final compost and the product can safely be recycled through composting.