Germany-based Kelheim Fibres reports it has been awarded a Certified Biobased Product label from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The certification includes Kelheim’s DANUFIL®, GALAXY® and VILOFT® products, which now may display a USDA label highlighting their biobased origin. The USDA BioPreferred® Program administers third-party verification for the products.
“Our fibers are completely made of pure wood pulp,” said Horst Wörner, business manager, Kelheim Fibres. “They combine perfectly the advantages of a product from renewable raw materials with the possibilities of industrial production such as a consistent quality and tailor-made design for meeting the customers’ exact needs. A clear and correct labeling of biobased products helps to create awareness for the benefits of these articles.”
“We applaud Kelheim Fibres for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label,” said Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program. “Products from Kelheim Fibres GmbH are contributing to an ever-expanding marketplace that decreases our reliance on petroleum.”