Expanded Testing Capacity for Compostable Products in Thailand
On Sunday, 8 September 2013, representatives of DIN CERTCO handed out the certificate of recognition to the „National Metal and Materials Technology Centre“(MTEC). MTEC is now recognized as a testing laboratory in the field of biodegradable and compostable products. Thailand’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Phiraphan Phalusuk, and his delegation members attented the event in the Royal Thai Embassy in Berlin, Germany, as well.
From now on, potential customers in the south-east-Asian market can directly refer to the qualified and third-party approved local testing laboratory MTEC. The laboratory covers the quality requirements of DIN CERTCO certification schemes for industrially compostable products and is the first in South-East Asia.
Mr. Zorn, Managing Director of DIN CERTCO, gave an overview of DIN CERTCO’s activities in Thailand: “Since 2007, DIN CERTCO is working in Thailand to strengthen the importance of biodegradable materials in the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The first laboratory audit of MTEC took place in 2012. After minor improvements the assessment process of recognition was finished with positive result in 2013.”
Executive Director of MTEC, Dr. Udomkichdecha, expressed his gratitude to DIN CERTCO for the constructive collaboration before, during and after the audit. With the approval as a testing laboratory one of the stipulated milestones of the political funding programme for bioplastics is now completed. Thailand’s minister Dr. Phiraphan Phalusuk outlined the importance of MTEC for Thailand to become the leader in the area of bioplastics.
Source: DIN Certco