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BASF to raise prices for its biodegradable plastic Ecoflex


As of September 1 of this year, BASF is going to implement in Europe a 20-percent price increase for Ecoflex, a completely biodegradable plastic.

This measure has become necessary before the backdrop of drastic increases in the raw material and energy costs in recent months.

The biodegradable copolyester Ecoflex belongs to the PlasticsPlus product line of the Styrenics Operating Division. This product is employed primarily in blends. These are combinations of renewable raw materials such as starch, cellulose or polylactic acid with a biodegradable, synthetic polymer like Ecoflex. Examples of applications include shopping bags, organic garbage sacks, mulch film for agriculture and all kinds of packaging for food products.

BASF has bundled a product line of specialty plastics under the umbrella of PlasticsPlus™, comprising high-performance styrene plastics, biodegradable materials and foams. Whenever exacting requirements have to be met, the experts and products of PlasticsPlus™ offer a high level of diversity, reliability, partnership and innovative solutions.


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