BASFCompletes Ecoflex Expansion | February 7, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 6 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 6 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 7, 2011

BASFCompletes Ecoflex Expansion

Department: Business
Keywords: biodegradable plastics
BASF’s expanded Ecoflex plant.
Credit: BASF
BASF’s expanded Ecoflex plant.
Credit: BASF

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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