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BASF Plans Biodegradable Plastics Expansion

5:31 AM MDT | April 17, 2008 | Kerri Walsh

BASF says it will increase its production capacities for its Ecoflex-range of biodegradable plastics from 14,000 m.t./year, to 74,000 m.t./year at its Luwigshafen, Germany site. Production will begin in third-quarter 2010, BASF says. Financial terms of the project were not disclosed. The biodegradable plastics are petrochemical-based, and have the properties of conventional polyethylene. BASF says it also plans to increase production capacity of its compounding facility at Ludwigshafen to manufacture its Ecovio-range of biodegradable plastic derivatives, which...

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