Normec Life Safety & Environment is further expanding their lab activities

Acquisition of OWS

As of November 1, 2020 OWS is part of the Normec Group

About Organic Waste Systems (OWS)
was founded in 1988 and has its headquarters in Ghent and has subsidiaries in Germany, Japan and the United States. The company currently employs about 115 people. OWS is the world leader in the determination of biodegradability and compostability. The company has also developed various fermentation processes for the processing of household waste and other organic material (the ‘DRANCO technology’), with which OWS belongs to the top 5 in the world.

Lab activities are growing
The laboratory department of OWS experienced a substantial growth due to the increasing demand for biodegradable materials to replace persistent fossil plastics. This is part of the worldwide fight against ‘plastic pollution’ in the oceans and environmental improvement in general.

Certified worldwide
OWS is the only company in the world that is certified by all certification bodies worldwide, which issue certificates regarding biodegradability and compostability of bioplastics including TÜV Austria, TÜV Rheinland, BPI, JBPA, Australasiam Bioplastics.

Normec is pleased to add OWS to the Normec Group. For Normec, OWS offers the opportunity to expand the offered range of services of the group, thus heading closer towards their goal of becoming a European TIC player offering a one-stop-shop in all relevant areas within our department Life Safety & Environment. The goal of OWS is a continuous independent growth. For the lab activities, collaboration will be sought with other labs within the Normec Group.

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