Biodegradability and Compostability Testing


We test plastics and paper product with plastic cover for their biodegradability and compostability using ASTM or ISO methods. The tests are necessary to prove that the products are biodegradable by microorganisms under controlled conditions and compostable in municipal waste management conditions.

Examples of biodegradability and compostability testing include:

ASTM D5338-98 – Standard Test Method for Determining Aerobic Biodegradation of Plastic Materials Under Controlled Composting Conditions.

ASTM D6868-03 – Standard Specification for Biodegradable Plastics Used as Coatings on Paper and Other Compostable Substrates.

ASTM D6400-04 – Standard Specification for Compostable Plastics.

Please contact Aemtek for quote and scheduling of the testing.
Phone: 510-979-1979; E-mail: