08 October 2010 11:18 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--BASF’s 60,000 tonne/year capacity expansion of its biodegradable plastics plant in ?xml:namespace>
The group expected a significant market growth for biodegradable plastics through to 2020, it added.
BASF first announced the expansion of its Ecoflex production line to 60,000 tonnes/year from 14,000 tonnes/year in April 2008.
BASF said it wanted to focus on improving the performance of its products Ecoflex and Ecovio as biodegradable and compostable plastics for agricultural use.
As a consequence, its business with the additive Envirocare, which was part of the Ciba range used to manufacture polyethylene mulch films, was terminated effective 1 July 2010, BASF added.
The products are used to make carrier bags, combustable can liners, mulch film and food wrapping
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