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Cover page | Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Biodegradable plastic – Ecoflex

Biodegradable plastic – Ecoflex

Renders food packaging resistant to water and greaseRenders food packaging resistant to water and grease

Since its invention, plastic has become extensively used in almost all spheres of life. Among other areas, plastic has proven to be indispensable in covering and protecting perishable food items. Plastic, however, has its own dark side: it may take several hundreds of years to decompose naturally. Ecoflex®, BASF's pioneering and completely biodegradable plastic, is ideal for trash bags or disposable packaging: produced of bacteria and funguses, water, carbon-monoxide, and bio mass, it decomposes within a few weeks without leaving any residues.

With its outstanding properties, BASF's Ecoflex is the leading synthetic, fully biodegradable plastic available worldwide. This aliphatic-aromatic copolyester is ideal for bags, paper coating, disposable packaging, or agricultural sheeting because it decomposes without leaving harmful residues.

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