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BASF Completes Expansion of Ecoflex Biodegradable Polyester Plant

1:52 AM MST | February 1, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF has added 60,000 m.t./year capacity at its Ludwigshafen based Ecoflex biodegradable polyester plant bringing the total to 74,000 m.t./year. BASF is, at the same time, ramping up a compounding Ecovio plant. Ecovio is a derivative of Ecoflex and contains up to 75% of renewable raw materials. The larger capacities will enhance BASF's position and meet customer needs more effectively, says Wolfgang Hapke, president/perfomance polymers division. Ecoflex's properties are similar to those of conventional polyethylene but it is fully biodegradable under industrial...

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