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Chementator: Semi-renewable plastic

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BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany; edlinks.chemengonline.com/5825-546) has developed a biodegradable plastic that contains 45% polylactic acid, a biodegradable polymer made from corn (CE, November 2003, pp. 42, 43). The remaining component is BASF’s biodegradable plastic, Ecoflex, which is derived from petrochemicals. The new plastic, trade named Ecovio, is manufactured by a process that chemically binds the two components together. In March, BASF will begin to market the new plastic in Europe, and later in 2006 in North America and Asia. The new polymer is suitable for making flexible films for packaging.   Click here for a full pdf version of the Chementator Section  
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