As consumer brands are increasingly demanding sustainable labels on their packaged goods without added material costs, Acucote has introduced a line of 25 USDA Certified Biobased products. Materials include coated, uncoated, fluorescents, tag and digital print media. BioPreferred Certification is awarded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Through this program, the USDA validates the biobased content of products through third-party testing to the ASTM D6866 standard. This third-party testing determines whether or not a commercial or industrial product is composed of biological elements.
Each of the facestocks in this new portfolio are certified by the USDA Biopreferred program as being constructed with 87% biobased components when combined with our CP1 biodegradable adhesive and 40# liner. The minimum to earn BioPreferred designation is 25%.
CP1 adhesive also complies with 21CFR175.105, the Child Toy and Safety Act, CONEG, CPSIA, REACH and CA Prop 65. CP1 is acid, BPA and APEO free.