BASF
Petchem giant expands portfolio with biomass-balanced PBAT biopolymer
By Plasteurope.com correspondent

German chemical giant BASF (Ludwigshafen; www.basf.com) said it has expanded its ecoflex portfolio of certified compostable biopolymers with a biomass-balanced (BMB) polybutylene adipate terephthalate (PBAT) that fully replaces fossil raw materials used in the production process.

The company said its new biopolymer enables packaging production with more renewable feedstock (Photo: BASF)


BASF said that until now it was not possible to produce a certified compostable product based on PBAT compounds that avoided the usage of fossil resources. Ecoflex F Blend C1200 BMB is produced using renewable raw material feedstocks derived from organic waste and residual biomass, the company said.

The material is certified according to REDcert2 and ISCC Plus schemes for biodegradability in commercial and home composting as well as in agricultural soil, the company added.

Related: BASF launches certified biopolymer for industrial plant composting

Suited to packaging applications, the new ecoflex grade reduces the use of fossil resources and greenhouse gas emissions, and according to BASF offers a 60% lower carbon footprint than its standard ecoflex F Blend C1200 grade.
17.06.2024 Plasteurope.com [255542-0]
Published on 17.06.2024

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