Research & Development

Maribumi Starchtech Research & Development

In-House Research and Development Centre

In our research and development centres, our team utilise advanced equipment to develop, analyse, and test our raw materials and finished compostable products during product development, quality control, and benchmarking.

Testing Our Products

The physical and mechanical testing of bio-compostable products is a crucial part during our product development and production process. Several mechanical tests have been performed on our bio-compostable products to ensure our products adhere to relevant ASTM International Standard which tested by SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd.

What we test

ASTM D1709
Standard Test Methods for Impact Resistance of Plastic Film by the Free-Falling Dart Method
These test methods cover the determination of the energy that causes plastic film to fail under specified conditions of impact of a free-falling dart. This energy is expressed in terms of the weight (mass) of the missile falling from a specified height which would result in 50 % failure of specimens tested.
759 g
ASTM E1252
Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis
This practice covers the spectral range from 4000 cm−1 to 50 cm−1 and includes techniques that are useful for qualitative analysis of liquid-, solid-, and vapor-phase samples by infrared spectrometric techniques for which the amount of sample available for analysis is not a limiting factor.
1. Compostable product sample contained ester group.

2. Common plastic polymers are NOT DETECTED in compostable product sample.
– Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC)
– Phthalates
– Polyethylene (PE)
– Polypropylene (PP)
– Polystyrene (PS)
– Bisphenol A (BPA)
ASTM International


There are two types of bio-resin material usually used for manufacture products: biodegradable and compostable.

Bio-resin is made from organic and renewable materials which is environmentally friendly and toxologically safe resin. The most common sources are plant-based, which then process to become resin. Maribumi Starchtech’s bio-resin is both certified as 100% biodegradable and compostable. These resins are used during our production process to become our finished products, where we regards them as bio-compostable products due to their credentials.

Similarly, they are wholly or partly derived from materials of biological origin (living organisms) that can help reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and lower dependence on petrochemicals such as oil and natural gases. Bio-based materials, bio-resins are receiving much attention as an alternative due to the fact that it has a positive effect on our carbon footprint and also incredibly environmental in its manufacturing process which can reduce the damage incurred by our CO2 emission whereby to substitue petroleum-derived synthethic products.

Our products are made of biodegradable and compostable resin (raw material), formulated with natural plant based that is certified biodegradable during composting in professionally managed composting facilities which certified by:

  • International Standard ISO16929, ISO 14855
  • European Standard EN13432, certified by Din Certco, Germany
  • USA Standard ASTM D6400, certified by Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), USA
  • Australian Standard AS 4736, certified by Australian Bioplastics Association (ABA), Australia

Note: Please contact our sales representative for further info on the certification

ASTM E1252- Standard Practice for General Techniques for Obtaining Infrared Spectra for Qualitative Analysis (Tested by Sirim QAS International Sdn. Bhd.).

The Result

Main functional group in the sample is ester group and common plastic polymers such as PVC, Phthalates, Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polystyrene (PS), Bisphenol A are not detected in our products.

Note: Please contact our sales representative for further testing report

We are on pre-certification stage for Sirim Eco Label.

Note: Please contact our sales representative for further information

The main differences are biodegradable products could be referring to any material which breaks down and degrades in the environment, whereas compostable products are only organic elements that decompose in the environment. Besides, compostable products that break down in compostable environments will only leave behind beneficial residual products like fertilizers and others which can improve the soil health. On the contrary, biodegradable plastic depends on the element of fabrication which means that some of them can leave micro toxic waste residue behind.

No. Conventional plastics are fossil-based and non-compostable or biodegradable.

Conventional plastic does not biodegrade or decompose due to their profound stability. Conventional petroleum-based plastics take so much time to break down that is effectively around forever. These plastics are made with petrochemicals such as oil and natural gases, which are non-renewable resources and only available in limited supplies. Their chemical bonds are too strong and their molecules will not break down by natural processes. This is why many plastic materials can last for many years. If they are not disposed properly, it can cause pollution, block drains and harm animals.

*Biodegradation can take any amount of time to occur. Composting is the natural decomposition of organic waste by microorganisms within a specified time period. Biodegradation is the natural decomposition of organic waste by microorganisms. It is the process in which the molecular structure of a material breaks down through an enzymatic or metabolic process.

We recommend you store the compostable product in normal room temperature range, together with silica gel provided in packaging box and avoid from direct sunlight. Our products can last up to 2 years if stored properly and correctly.

High humidity, too high & too low surrounding temperature, too much UV light and sunlight exposure, as well as presence of microorganisms.

It is best to finish the product within 6 months after opening its package.

There are many ways to reuse these useful little packets in our everyday life. They can help to keep many everyday items fresh and free from unwanted damp and moisture by including a few packets in bags and boxes such as in shoe and clothing storage.

Yes. Please contact our sales representative for further information.

Depends. We can go below 1,000pcs. However, that will depend on the amount that requested by customers. You may contact our sales representative for further information. As for the products on our website, they are ready stock so you can select according to the amount that you are able to select.

For bulk orders, price is different. Please contact our sales representative to request quotation.

Yes, we do. In fact, we are pleased to work in partnership with any organisation and looking into having collaboration with community whom are committed to eco-innovation and to extend our supports to solve the plastic pollution.

Kindly drop us an email at or