September 25, 2013

BASF expands compostable plastic in the US

BASF is now ready to expand production of its ecovio® compostable plastics, this time in North America via a recent partnership announcement with Mississippi, US-based Heritage Plastics.

Production of ecovio® will begin this September at the Heritage facility in Picayune, Mississippi. How much compounding capacity does Heritage has for ecovio®? The blog does not yet know. What I know is that Heritage already manufactures its own biodegradable polymers under the brand Bio (tm) 970, a compound based on a blend of high purity mineral (10%) and biodegradable resins that include an aliphatic/aromatic co-polyester.

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