Issue Date: February 7, 2011
BASFCompletes Ecoflex Expansion
BASF has completed a 60,000-metric-ton expansion of its Ecoflex plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, that boosts capacity there to 74,000 metric tons per year. Ecoflex is a biodegradable plastic made from the petrochemical raw materials terephthalic acid, adipic acid, and 1,4-butanediol. Used in shopping bags, trash bags, and food packaging, it has properties similar to those of polyethylene.
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