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Fiber Biodegradability Analysis

Biodegradable materials are "green ecological materials" that are widely recognized and vigorously developed in the market today. Therefore, it is crucial to evaluate the biodegradable properties in the sustainable development research of fiber materials. Alfa Chemistry provides customers with biodegradable performance analysis and testing services for fiber materials to help you better understand the impact of materials on the environment. Our fiber analysis laboratory has a strong technical infrastructure and a team of well-trained and experienced experts.

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Fiber Biodegradability Analysis

For a safer, cleaner, and healthier environment, it is critical to check and determine that your products are truly biodegradable. Combining extensive analytical experience, advanced technology and interdisciplinary expertise, our team provides systematic, accurate biodegradability analysis and testing services for fiber materials, as well as detailed analytical results and reports. Our optional services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Biodegradation Performance Evaluation
    The percentage of biodegradation, biodegradation curve, organic carbon content, etc. are determined under specified laboratory conditions or in a standardized soil test environment.
  • Ecotoxicological Safety Assessment
    Environmental compatibility or environmental contamination caused by product degradation is checked by ecotoxicological testing, with optional chemical analysis.
  • Biochemical Methane Potential (BMP) Test
    The BMP test is one of the related tests to evaluate the biodegradability of a sample. BMP testing is performed using bacterial populations under anaerobic conditions, which makes it time-consuming.
  • Others
    On top of the above tests, we also offer individual tests that meet your requirements.

Common Test Standards

Depending on the decomposition conditions, test standards include Standard Test Methods for Aerobic Biodegradation and Standard Test Methods for Anaerobic Biodegradation. Several common test standards for reference include ISO 11721-1, ISO 846, ASTM D6400, ASTM D5338, ISO 14855-1, ASTM D5511, ISO 15985.

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About Biodegradable Fiber

About Biodegradable Fiber

Biodegradation refers to the gradual digestion of materials by microorganisms or some organisms as a nutrient source, resulting in loss of quality, performance degradation, etc., and ultimately leading to the decomposition of materials into simpler compounds or elements such as water, carbon dioxide and methane.

Biodegradable fibers offer the following benefits:

  • In line with the current needs of environmental protection, energy saving and low-carbon economy, it can effectively reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Reduce environmental pollution, reduce emissions of harmful substances, and alleviate pollution to soil and air.
  • The effective solution to "white pollution" enables the effective use of resources and forms a degradable cycle.

Advanced Technology

Alfa Chemistry continues to pay attention to the research and progress of fiber material analysis technology to promote our own innovation. Since BMP testing is time-consuming, a large number of alternative methods are being explored and developed. For example, models based on physicochemical properties can be used to predict the amount of methane produced. BMP tests based on pyrolysis and spectroscopic techniques are also used to determine the biodegradability of materials. [1]

BMP prediction based on spectroscopic and AOP approaches.BMP prediction based on spectroscopic and AOP approaches.


  1. M. Lesteur, et al. Process Biochemistry, 2010, 45(4), 431-440.

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