Innovhub SSI is a multi-sector public research centre supporting research and innovation in different industrial fields. The Paper Division is specialized in supporting R&D along the entire paper based products value chain from raw material to converting operations. Key competences are in material science, bio-based products, analytical chemistry, microbiology, environmental and sustainability assessment, end of life solutions. The Paper division can provide a large array of paper based products characterization expertise: recyclability in the paper stream, full biodegradability and compostability test according to international standard, food contact compliance as well as sustainability issues. In the latter context our Sustainability group is currently participating in the development of Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) pilot on intermediate paper products coordinated by the EU DG Environment.