By Gary Thomas
The Chinese Islamic Association, an appointed Halal Certification Body by Halal Malaysia, Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM), has awarded a Halal certification to Biohybrid resins developed by Cardia Bioplastics, a provider of sustainable resins to the worldwide packaging and plastics industries.
This certification to Cardia Bioplastics’ Biohybrid resins is recognition of compliance with Islamic laws related to quality and safety, thus enabling the resins to be utilized in and by Muslim communities worldwide. Since JAKIM is well-known across the Islamic world, the certification is valid in all Muslim nations.
Cardia Bioplastics’ Managing Director, Dr Frank Glatz stated that the Halal symbol has a meaningful commercial credibility throughout the world as the basic values of the criteria are general and transcend frontiers of race and religion. The Halal certification reflects that the Biohybrid resins are hygienically produced utilizing superior quality resources and techniques, and are absolutely safe for food packaging applications.
Dr Glatz further said that Malaysian Halal certification paves the way to market Cardia Bioplastics’ renewable Biohybrid resin technology all over the world, swiftly expanding the Muslim community. Since around 1.6 billion people across the world follow Muslim ideologies, the Halal certification helps the company to radically expand its market share in the worldwide packaging and plastics industries.
Many believe that the Halal symbol means only for food. Actually, the Halal certification is applicable to a variety of categories such as cosmetic products, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, beverages, food and consumables. The certification is a key commercial accomplishment to the company as it provides a competitive edge on an international scale.