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6/24/2008

BASF Boosts Degradable Resin Capacity

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BASF AG in Germany (U.S. office in Florham, N.J.) plans to expand its capacity for Ecoflex biodegradable aliphatic copolyester from the current 30 million lb to 132 million lb/yr by the third quarter of 2010.

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BASF AG in Germany (U.S. office in Florham, N.J.) plans to expand its capacity for Ecoflex biodegradable aliphatic copolyester from the current 30 million lb to 132 million lb/yr by the third quarter of 2010. Ecoflex is fully biodegradable but is made from petrochemical raw materials. However, BASF also plans to boost capacity for its Ecovio blend of Ecoflex and 45% PLA biopolymer.

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