BASF starts operations at expanded Ecoflex plant

BASF starts operations at expanded Ecoflex plant

4:10 PM, 8th June 2011
BASF starts operations at expanded Ecoflex plant
BASF in Germany.

  • Production capacity for biodegradable plastics increases by 60,000 metric tons per year
  • Production of plastics based on renewable raw materials also rises
  • BASF expects significant market growth for biodegradable plastics through 2020

 

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY: BASF has started operations at its expanded plant for the production of the biodegradable plastic Ecoflex. Expansion of the existing plant in Ludwigshafen will increase production capacity for Ecoflex from 14,000 to 74,000 metric tons per year. At the same time, BASF will ramp up compounding capacity for Ecovio, a derivative of Ecoflex.

 

“We are already successful in the market with our biodegradable polyester Ecoflex and the related innovation, Ecovio. The larger production capacities will enhance our position significantly,” said Dr. Wolfgang Hapke, president of BASF’s Performance Polymers division. “The capacity expansion will also enable us to respond even more effectively to our customers’ wishes.”

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