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BASF Reintroduces Biopolymer After 50-Year Break

10:10 AM MDT | October 22, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BASF says it has reintroduced a castor oil-based version of the polymer nylon-6,10 to the market after shelving the material more than 50 years ago. “Given that interest in materials based on renewables has risen sharply in many markets, we have decided to bring the product back into our range,” says Kurt Hoefli, head of marketing at BASF’s European engineering plastics business. “The subject of renewable raw materials has become important to our customers,” he says. BASF will market the biopolymer under the Balance trade name...

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