My ICIS colleague John Baker noted on its Chemicals and Innovation blog the start-up of BASF’s newly expanded Ecoflex biodegradable plastic plant in Ludwigshafen. The plant’s production capacity has increased from 14,000 to 74,000 tonnes/year (got a nice photo of the plant too!).
More analysis from John about the Ecoflex resin.
Jim Lunt & Associates (who’s currently holding a bioplastic conference in Las Vegas this week) estimated the price of Ecoflex-blended plastics at around $2/lb.