On Feb 16, 2021, BASF announced the price increase of its certified biodegradable compound ecovio® in Europe.
With immediate effect or as contracts permit, BASF is increasing the prices for its certified biodegradable compound ecovio® in Europe. Affected grades are:
ecovio® F: + 350 €/ton (MT)
ecovio® M: + 350 €/ton (MT)
ecovio® T: + 350 €/ton (MT)
ecovio® is a certified compostable and soil-biodegradable bioplastic. Its main application areas are bags for organic waste or fruit and vegetables, cling films and agricultural mulch films. Compostable packaging solutions such as paper coating, shrink films as well as thermoformed and injection-molded applications can also be manufactured with ecovio®.
Ecovio is a certified compostable and soil-biodegradable bioplastic blend consisting of BASF’s compostable ecoflex material - a co-polyester polybutylene adipate terephthalate - PLA and other additives. Compared to simple starch based bioplastics, partially-based ecovio is more resistant to mechanical stress and moisture.
It is a finished product that can be used as a drop-in solution in standard plastic production procedures with no additional blending required.Its main application areas are bags for organic waste or fruit and vegetables, cling films and agricultural mulch films. Ecovio is also suitable for compostable packaging solutions such as paper coating, shrink films as well as thermoformed and injection-molded applications.
OKCHEM PLA, PBAT and PBS Distribution Project
OKCHEM is the strategic partner of Anhui BBCA (expected to be the largest PLA producer in China) and Xinjiang Blue Ridge Tunhe (the largest PBAT producer in China) to look for buyers and partners globally. If you want to join us in this project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also make the application online at: https://www.okchem.com/agent/detail/degradableplastics/oem
1. About our distribution project and our partners
OKCHEM Chemicals Distribution Product List and FAQ
PLA, PBAT and PBS included in OKCHEM Distribution Project
FAQs for biodegradable plastic materials
Xinjiang Blue Ridge Tunhe is leading globally in the production of degradable materials
Anhui BBCA Kicked off the 2nd Phase Production for its 300 kt/a PLA Project
2. About product background introductions
What Does Biodegradable Mean?
Bioplastics, Biodegradation and Bio-based plastics
Comparison of biodegradable materials PLA, PBAT, PHA and PBS
Is PLA biodegradable unconditionally?
Biodegradable plastics — Polylactic acid (PLA)
What’s the Difference: Biodegradable and Compostable?
Harmonised standards for bioplastics products in EU
Certificates: reliable proof of biodegradability by independent institutes
PLA or PBAT, which will be more popular in the future market?
3. About market analysis and new development
PBAT raw materials: BDO under insufficient capacity and price increase by 50%; PTA and AA with overcapacity
Anhui Ruihong New Material Kicked off the construction of project with 25 kt/a of PVA, PLA, PBAT and PBS
China’s Kanghui Petrochemical kicked off its production of 33 kt/a PBAT/PBS on December 25
China's Hengli Petrochemical Officially Signed Production Project of 600 kt/a PBS on Jan 19, 2021
China’s Hengli Petrochemical adds another 300kt/a PBS on Feb 1, 2021, expecting a total capacity of 933kt/a PBS
New development in PLA: Durable new PLA cup can hold boiling liquids around 140 °F (60 °C)
ECP recently introduced as promising biobased compatibilizing agent for PLA/PBAT blends
Brief Highlights of PBAT and Its production in China
The state of the bioplastics market updated by European Bioplastics (EUBP)
Biodegradable product tradeshows: 2021 China International Biodegradation & Plastic Products Exhibition
Analysis of Chinese export on PBAT and PBS from 201901 to 202011
Production capacity of PLA in China expected to reach 3.3 million tons in the coming 5 years