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BASF Plans Big Expansion in Biodegradable Plastics

11:20 AM MDT | April 28, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BASF says it is planning a significant expansion of biodegradable plastics production. Capacity for Ecoflex, BASF’s biodegradable polyester, will be increased at Ludwigshafen from 14,000 m.t./year, to 60,000 m.t./year by the third quarter of 2010. The company will also increase compounding capacity for Ecovio, a derivative of Ecoflex containing 45% polylactic acid. BASF says the market for biodegradable and bio-based plastics is growing at more than...

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