04 February 2011 18:35 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS)--BASF has acquired a license from ?xml:namespace>
Ecovio, a biodegradable polymer, was a blend of BASF’s Ecoflex biodegradable aliphatic-aromatic copolyester and corn sugar-based PLA.
BASF’s production capacity for Ecovio was 15,000 tonnes/year, it said. Ecovio grades are used commercially for shopping bags, organic waste bags, food packaging and agricultural films, it added.
The company did not disclose the license deal’s financial terms or its duration.
Earlier this week, BASF started operations at a newly expanded 74,000 tonne/year Ecoflex biodegradable plastics plant at its chemicals production hub in
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