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UL 9798 – Bio-based Content Validation

UL Solutions validates the content of a product made from materials derived in whole, or in part, from biomass resources. Validation can help communicate your products’ environmental attributes.

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Biobased content refers to materials that are derived in whole or in part from biomass resources. Our team of experts does rigorous scientific analysis to validate your claims regarding your product’s biobased content. This can be done either by reviewing test reports of accredited testing or in case of products generated by a mass balance process by validating the supply chain.

Examples of materials with biobased content include polylactic acid (PLA), crop and wood residues.

How bio-based content testing can improve your products

Once your product earns validation, it can display the UL Environmental Claim Validation (ECV) Mark. This badge enables you to confidently showcase your sustainability efforts at a consumer level — giving you a distinct advantage over competitors.

Additionally, biobased content speaks to the efficiency and integrity of your supply chain as well as your commitment to environmental stewardship and product circularity. These features of a sustainably developed product can set you apart in an oversaturated, ambiguously green marketplace.

UL Validated Environmental Claim Validation Mark

We can validate these product and others for bio-based content:

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Building materials

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Cookware and home products

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Juvenile products

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Validate bio-based products with UL Solutions

As one of the world’s most trusted names in third-party product claim validation, UL Solutions has already contributed to the development of more than 80 environmental testing and auditing procedures to validate environmental claims.

We can help you gain instant credibility in a competitive, ambiguous green marketplace. Credibility means that consumers can trust that your products are as ecofriendly as you say they are. In a landscape that is flooded with unsubstantiated sustainability claims, that’s a big deal.

Even more so, our services can give you the knowledge and resources needed to transform your environmental stewardship efforts into true market leadership.

Reliable support for a circular, sustainable future

The same methodologies applied in UL 9798 for verifying the biobased content can be used supportively to fulfill the requirements of UL 1497 Environmental Claim Validation for biodegradability and compostability. Customers need to have a minimum biobased content of 50%.

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