WHITMORE LAKE, MICH. (July 27, 12:15 p.m. ET) — Compounder RheTech Inc. has received accreditation to use the U.S. Department of Agriculture's BioPreferred product label.
The USDA label, launched in January, indicates a product has been independently certified to meet BioPreferred standards for bio-based content. Certification, which is done according to the ASTM International D6866 standard, typically takes two months.
RheTech is one of the first 100 companies to receive this accreditation — other plastics companies include Clear Lam Packaging Inc., NatureWorks LLC and DuPont Co.
“Being one of the first companies to get material accreditation helps to further reinforce RheTech's long-standing commitment to the environment, and opens up a whole new market for us within the federal government,” said Jim Preston, vice president of Strategic Growth at RheTech, in a news release.
Whitmore Lake-based RheTech makes filled and reinforced polypropylenes and color concentrates and additives for the automotive, truck, electronics, construction, and consumer markets.