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  1. Add-X Biotech
28 November 2013

Add-X Biotech AB Achieves Certificate of Conformity from ESMA in the United Arab Emirates

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Add-X Biotech AB is proud to announce the receipt of the Certificate of Conformity given out by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). This certificate shows that the production, as well as the product AddiFlex®, complies with the standards set out in UAE Standard GSO 5009:2009 "Standard & Specification for Oxo-Biodegradation of Plastic Bags and Other Disposable Plastic Objects".

Since end of 2012 it has been mandatory in the UAE for producers of plastic bags to use oxo-biodegradable additives in their production. This as a step towards reducing the damage the non-degradable bags do to the environment in the UAE. With this certification Add-X Biotech can now supply the full range of AddiFlex® products in the rapidly growing market of the UAE.

Markus Jörgensen, CEO of Add-X Biotech: "We are thrilled about receiving this certificate for our product AddiFlex® and we see this as a quality stamp to be used, not only in the UAE market, but as well in other markets around the world. The UAE government has been in the forefront of this type of legislation and we can now see other countries following this example.

We are certain that oxo-biodegradable products are the solution to be used in this market and we also see this development coming along in many other markets around the globe. It also feels great to be able to produce AddiFlex® locally in the UAE in order to be able to quickly adapt and serve the different demands from customers as well as develop new solutions in the market. We are thrilled about this opportunity."

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